What Should Be the Room Colour?

Some ideas on room colours for your home

The colours in the different rooms of your house reflect your personality directly. Usually, we do not pay much attention in selecting the room color but it must not be the case, since these colours in our rooms affect us daily. These colours directly our personalities and can also leave prints on our moods and thoughts. The different colours around us, in our rooms, affect different people in the home in different ways. The colours’ effect on our personalities depend upon a variety of factors such as age, ethnic background, climate, culture or gender. Some colours and group of colors usually obtain similar reactions from different people. What makes these effects variant, is the combination and the shades or tones that are being used. So, it is very important to select colours appropriately and wisely for the different rooms in your home.

If you worry about the fashion and trend in colours, you should not. The reason behind this is that, these trends will always come and keep going with time and the trends will change. What is important, is that, you need to select such colours which reflect your own personality and preferences. Make the combinations wisely and smartly since you are the one living in the home and you should choose such colours which provide a serene, peaceful and soothing effect on you and your family members. Choosing great color combinations according to your personality may be a bit difficult if you have no experience in that. This article provides some very valuable information which can be used to select the colors in the rooms of your home and how they influence your mood and personality.

Read the complete article to learn more about colors in your rooms!

Room Colors and Their Effects

Colors act in three basic ways: active, passive and neutral. You can easily match every room’s colors to your personal desires, to your taste and to the room’s purpose. Light colors are expansive and airy, making rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark colors are sophisticated and warm; they give large rooms a more intimate appearance.

Let’s take a closer look at colors and learn what they can do to a room.

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Red raises a room’s energy level. The most intense color, it pumps the adrenaline like no other hue. It is a good choice when you want to stir up excitement, particularly at night. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entryway, it creates a strong first impression.

Red has been shown to raise blood pressure and speed respiration and heart rate. It is usually considered too stimulating for bedrooms, but if you’re typically in the room only after dark, you’ll be seeing it mostly by lamplight, when the color will appear muted, rich and elegant.

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Blue is said to bring down blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate. That is why it is considered calming, relaxing and serene, and it is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms.

A pastel blue that looks pretty on the paint chip can come across as unpleasantly chilly on the walls and furnishings, however, especially in a room that receives little natural light. If you opt for a light blue as the primary color in a room, balance it with warm hues for the furnishings and fabrics.

To encourage relaxation in social areas such as family rooms, living rooms or large kitchens, consider warmer blues, such as periwinkle, or bright blues, such as cerulean or turquoise. Blue is known to have a calming effect when used as the main color of a room — but go for softer shades. Dark blue has the opposite effect, evoking feelings of sadness. Refrain from using darker blues in your main color scheme.

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Neutrals (black, gray, white and brown) are basic to the decorator’s tool kit. All-neutral schemes fall in and out of fashion, but their virtue lies in their flexibility: Add color to liven things up; subtract it to calm things down.

Black is best used in small doses as an accent. Indeed, some experts maintain that every room needs a touch of black to ground the color scheme and give it depth. To make the job easier, rely on the interior designer’s most important color tool: the color wheel.

Author: Mihai

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