You’ve worked with your real estate agent and you’ve found the perfect home for you and your family at the shore. Now, it comes time to renovate and, eventually, paint.
Painting a room can be an exciting task; you are able to change the personality of a room simply by changing the color of the walls. A room’s color can influence your mood, your thoughts, and even how people in that room interact with each other.
The color of a room should reflect your personality and what you expect to get out of a room. Do you want it to be a social room? Do you want it to be a relaxing room? These questions and more should play a part in the color you pick.
To help you out, we’ve explained how each color can affect a room.
Red – It’s no mystery that red is symbolic of passion, or energy, of excitement – this stays true when it is on the walls of a room. Red in a room can draw people together and can encourage more socialization, and can even stimulate conversation. Naturally, this makes red great for family and living rooms but not so great for bedrooms.
Yellow – Yellow represents joy, happiness, and can help cheer you up. These qualities make yellow great for a kitchen, dining room, and even bathrooms. In smaller spaces, yellow can make a room feel more open and welcoming. Be careful though, too much yellow in a room can have an adverse effect and evoke feelings of frustration and anger in people.
Blue – Good ole’ blue; relaxing, calming blue. Blue is great for a room you want to relax in and can encourage peacefulness within a group. However, you have to be careful with the shade of blue that you choose. Darker hues can evoke feelings of sadness and in a room with little natural light certain blues can appear unpleasantly cold. When it comes to blue: stick to the lighter hues. Blues are also the perfect color for your beach-themed Jersey Shore home.
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Green – The color green is the easiest color on your eyes and is a great choice for any room. It mixes the relaxing quality of blue with the warmth of yellow and can promote togetherness within a room. Green is even believed to help relieve stress.
Purple – Purple has long been associated with royalty, luxury, and sophistication. However, it is also associated with creativity. Lighter versions of purple can help you to relax which makes it a great replacement for blue in a room that lacks natural light.
Orange – Orange often gets overlooked in interior design but it certainly has its place. Orange is an exciting color that helps promote enthusiasm and energy which makes it great for an exercise room where those emotions are much needed.
Neutrals – You can almost never go wrong with neutrals in your color scheme. Neutrals are extremely flexible and can help balance out your color scheme. Black, for instance, is said to be good for grounding any color scheme.
We hope these tips help you with the enormous task of choosing the right color for your scheme. Selecting a color is a very personal choice and it should be, first and foremost, a color that you enjoy and can see you living with.
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