The Psychological Effects of Different Paint Colors

The Psychological Effects of Different Paint Colors

Having trouble sleeping in a noisy room? Just like that, you can remain productive in a room that is painted in light and muted shades. There is a psychological effect behind every color we use on the wall.

The Psychological Effects Of Different Paint Colors

Following we are going to talk about it, and help you make an informed decision when it comes to renovating your home.

The Lighting Effect

Don’t forget the lighting situation of your home or office. Between morning’s sunlight, evening’s moonlight, lamps and other arrangements, there are several sources of light hitting your walls. So, you better understand how they will affect your wall color.

Yellow bulbs will warm up colors so if you have yellow painted walls; this will make your room feel a bit cozier. If your room is painted in white, gray, blue or green and you want to maintain the fresh vibe, then you better consider bulbs that give off bright white light or emit something close to natural light.

Still, the color you opt for should reflect you. So, if you are going for a vibe, you need to tune into the psychology of the color and use it to find the perfect shade for your room. It doesn’t matter if you want to change your space, or give it a makeover, calling in professional painters will help you.

Try A Clean Look

In simple words, we meant to say pick white color. This the best shade if you want to transform the look of a room completely. White is the color of purity and airiness. It looks great on walls and gives the space a clean and fresh vibe. Light color can help make tight spaces feel spacious.
It’s hard to clean so make sure you add some other colors or textures as well because simple white can become stark or bland over time.

Colors For Productivity

When it comes to being productive, like an office environment, you need to choose something that will make you feel passionate and intrigued. Purple and lilac don’t do an excellent job at this.
Blue and green can help you improve your focus and fight off stress. So, you better use them if you work in a high-pressure environment. If you want to be active, then try orange and yellow accent walls as both are invigorating colors and they will make you feel energized. Therefore, both of these colors are heavily used in classrooms and fitness clubs.

Relax Yourself

Colors like blue, green and purple leave a tranquil effect on your mind. Blue is best suggested for bedrooms, thanks to its soothing properties as it slows down heart rate and brings your blood levels down.

Green is a restful shade, and its related to feeling Zen. It’s refreshing, but not in an overwhelming way. Therefore, its more frequently used in bathrooms. It is related to nature and thus helps in to create a peaceful vibe.

You can pair them with different accents of muted red, orange and yellow and create a wonderful color scheme.

*The preceding is a contributed post.

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Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.