Whether it is for the whole room or just an accent wall, color is always in style! Colors really can have an impact on your mood! According to Christina Murphy, one of America’s top 100 interior designers “Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.”
Here are a few of the benefits of each color you choose to paint on your walls. Just remember that the hue of a color can dramatically change the feel and inspiration it gives off.
Orange – Expands your thinking, is uplifting and makes you feel confident and optimistic! A great color for space where you do business or showcase your skills! But be warned, avoid going all out orange in a high traffic area as it could hurt your resale value. Zillow found that homes with living rooms or high traffic rooms painted orange sold for less than those with more neutral tones.
Yellow – A fun color that makes you feel optimistic and cheerful, yellow is a great color to use as an accent in a kitchen, living room or playroom. But be careful not to go overboard. When it comes to yellow, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
Blue – Lifts your mood, gives you clarity and is very calming. Depending on the shade, blue is a universal color that makes just about any room look beautiful.
Green – Pantone called it when they named Green the color of 2017. With its lush shades, green is a balancing color that can inspire growth, balance and encourage you to explore your talents. A beautiful color for all spaces and even front doors. I have seen this color work especially well in studies, kitchens, and bedrooms.
Red – A powerful color that evokes a strong emotion of passion, ambition, and determination. But be warned red is also considered an aggressive color that can agitate some people. You will want to think carefully about the best place to showcase this color in your home.
Purple – An excellent color that inspires creativity and thought as well as encouraging fresh perspective. Another great color for office space, yoga studio or even a dining space. “People underestimate the power of lavender,” Mary McGee of Mary McGee Interiors told House Beautiful.
Gray- The new neutral. Gray has a lovely calming effect, but it is also a power color representing solidarity and strength. Mix a couple of vibrant accents in with gray, and you will always have a winning combination. “This color provides a clean, sophisticated backdrop,” says interior designer Kerrie Kelly. “But also adds a nice warmth when paired with white trim.”
What is your favorite color?