Interior Paint Colors and What They Mean

Interior Paint ColorsWhether you are building and designing your own home or whether you are renovating your existing home, choosing the interior paint colors of each room can result in an emotional roller coaster. Sure, it can be a blast picking out your favorite colors and brainstorming what colors to paint each room, but it can get down right stressful too! It’s not exactly  an easy fix if you get done painting a room and decide it’s not quite right.

With that being said, you should know what each color means and what it might portray to your visitors. We found this great list from Warm Interiors to help give you an idea:

Light blue
Interior paint colors like lighter shades of blue are associated with cleanness and the natural flow of water. That is why there are many different places that you can put them on. One of the ideal places that you can use this paint color on is the bathroom.

Dark blue
Psychologists recommend that dark blue colors should be used in the bedroom. This is because dark blue colors can have a calming effect on people when used as interior paint colors.

Red is a tricky color to use because it is a very loud color that attracts plenty of attention. So you need to make sure that the place that you use it on is the correct place. One thing that you can do to tone down this effect is to use the color red in patches so that you can have a more balanced look.

Orange is one of the more versatile color that you can use in the different rooms. It is very warm and inviting so the living room or the dining room is a good fit.

Yellow is another tricky color to use because it can be very inviting to some while irritating to others. The one thing to remember when using yellow is that you need to find the perfect tint.

Green is very soothing when used on its own. However, it is very difficult to use in conjunction with other colors. Darker shades of green are effective when used with black and brown while lighter shades of green can be used with white.

5 Responses to “Interior Paint Colors and What They Mean”

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  2. Thanks for sharing your post. Great process to follow to ensure a homeowner is happy with the finished job.