What Different Colors Mean

Which color will you choose?

Updating a room with a fresh paint job is a great and inexpensive way to give it a new and exciting look. In fact, by following some good paint selection tips, you can transform a room more drastically than you may have thought possible. With the right combination of paints, you can even make a room look larger and therefore more comfortable. Colours can tremendously affect a person’s mood, and so the colour of a room can have an immediate and lasting effect on a person. All homeowners aim to make their home nice and welcoming, and because colours have the ability to create an atmosphere, it’s important to really plan out your paint colours to make sure that you create a room that you will enjoy. Read on for some great tips on paint colours and the moods that they can elicit.


The general rule for ceilings is to paint them in a shade lighter than the walls. But what about low or especially high ceilings? For these cases, it may be a good idea to not follow this rule, but to instead use a pale colour paint regardless of the colour of your walls. Low ceilings will look great with an ivory or light blue paint, while high ceilings will look great with an even deeper shade. If you have high ceilings and a dark floor, then pink and beige are excellent choices.

Pick a Color, Pick a Mood !

Pastels and Neutrals

These colours create a sense of spacious calm. Neutral paints are great and popular, as they complement almost any decor style, and bring a sense of tranquility.

Primary Colors

Primary colours are great for children’s bedrooms as they are bright, casual, and informal. Consider painting an accent wall in a primary colour for a quick boost of a room’s interest and energy.

Rich and Deep Colors

Rich and deep colours go well with dark wood furniture and create a clean, crisp, and modern look for a room. These colours also create a sensual effect. Many people choose rich and deep colours for the master bedroom, and there are many accessories in stores today to round out deep coloured bedrooms (such as dark sheets, pillows, and blankets).

Earthy Tones

Earthy tones create a warm and sensual atmosphere. They are a popular pick for bedrooms and even kitchens. The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in a home, so why not make it as warm and welcoming as possible?

Blue and White

Serenity and the tranquility of the ocean: these are the moods and thoughts associated with blue, and with white together with blue. Blue is commonly chosen for bedrooms because it is a cool, calm colour that fosters peace of mind.

Black and White

Black and/or white colour schemes (especially contrasting black and white schemes) suit rooms with simple furnishings, and have a sophisticated effect. Black and white is a great choice for a modern kitchen or bathroom.

Browns and Burgundies

Deep, dark colours can create a more neutral atmosphere for bedrooms. These dark colours work well for dining rooms, where a feeling of elegance creates the perfect mood for enjoying a meal.

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