Not many of us put much thought into the colour with which we paint our homes. We simply choose a colour that captures our fancy or a colour that we love. But, room colours and moods are connected. Colours have a deep psychological impact on you. The hue of the paint will affect your mood, your behaviour and your sleep. Since your health is influenced by your mood and sleep quality, your paint will also have an effect on it.
Decide how you want your room to look –
Colour can create optical illusions regarding the dimension of your room. Light pastel colours make a small room look airy and more spacious. If your room is tiny and it makes you feel claustrophobic, you can paint it in powder blue, butter yellow, pastel pink, gentle brown.
On the other hand, if your expansive room makes you feel lonely and uncomfortable, you can make it appear smaller and cosier by painting it in dark but muted shades such as solid blues, greens, and dark brown.
So, here are some tips on colour schemes that will uplift your mood.
1. Colours for your bedroom –
This is a mellow and vibrant colour which will cheer you up the moment you enter the room. Yellow walls emit a vitality that energizes you and your family and you will all be happy and enthusiastic.
But, too much yellow can overstimulate you. So, you can counter that by painting one wall in a shade of blue or by dimming the lights long before you go to bed.
This is a soft colour that can calm your mind and relax your muscles. It is the colour of renewal. A pale blue bedroom is a delight to step into after the rigours of the day. It can help you unwind and even lower your blood pressure.
Blue is a cool colour, so you can contrast it with a warm colour like a bit of yellow-hued pattern on one wall.
Your mind associates green with life and rejuvenation and that is the impact a green coloured bedroom will have on you. It will revitalize you, soothe your nerves and boost production of endorphins or happy hormones. For people struggling to conceive, this colour can be particularly helpful as it can boost fertility.
Orange bedrooms evoke optimism. It is such a vibrant and cheerful colour, that it instantly infuses positivity and hope in you. It can increase your energy levels so that you wake up feeling completely recharged and ready to tackle the day ahead.
A light but bright lilac colour on your walls will make you feel alert and in harmony with your inner self. This colour can help you with self-introspection and come up with solutions to your problems. Lilac too breeds optimism and fosters confidence.
Lilac on all walls can be a little overwhelming, so you can actually add texture to your walls with other similar shades like violet and purple.
2. Colours for your living room –
The living room is another space where you bond with family and friends. Research has revealed that particular colours are very suitable for living rooms. These colours promote happiness and bring people closer together-
- Silver-grey and white
- Peach or pale coral
- Bright yellow
- Dark blue
3. Colours for your kitchen –
This is one of the most important rooms in your home. Cooking can sometimes be quite a challenge and you need to paint your kitchen in colours that help you be patient and calm-
- Pale blue
- Sunlight yellow
Since these are all light shades, we suggest you paint the kitchen furniture in bright warm colours like red and orange to make the kitchen look happy and welcoming.
The effect of colour on your mood cannot be disputed. With these tips, you can be cheerful and in a peaceful state of mind. So don’t delay, implement these ideas and turn your house into a source of happiness and fulfillment.