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Color Psychology: How Your Walls Affect Your Mood

Color Psychology: How Your Walls Affect Your Mood

Author: Colleen Fox

Painting a home can sometimes seem as daunting as buying one. It’s important to remember that painting your home isn’t just about about what goes well with your grown-up, not-from-Ikea furniture. With color, you can affect how people feel and behave as soon as they enter your home. To help you take advantage of this opportunity, here are some tricks to creating an emotionally healthy home for your family.


Yellow adds positivity and light to any room. On a first name basis with the pizza delivery guy and trying to up your cooking skills? Paint your kitchen a warm yellow to inspire activity and optimism. Use a bright yellow in any rooms without natural light to create brightness and warmth.


Green is associated with cleanliness, renewal, and purity. Turn your bathroom into a spa and encourage tranquility, and health with a warm green. Use green in your home office to promote concentration when you’re working and to relieve stress when you’re hiding from your children.


Blue fosters feelings of peace and freshness. To help you relax in the evening and wake up calm in the morning, take the time to paint your bedroom a pale blue instead of dousing it with Febreze. A blue ceiling can make a small space appear larger and more open by mimicking the sky.


Orange leaves people feeling welcome and happy. A bright orange is ideal for the living room or dining room to stimulate conversation. Use orange in your workout room to increase your energy and intensity. You’ll be more enthusiastic about your workout and hopefully not think as much about how you miss carbs.

Using color psychology to decorate your home is helpful not only for your family’s emotional health but also for attracting buyers when you sell your home. Visit GoldenKey to connect with a commission-free real estate agent and learn more about the home selling process.