Bright colours create the illusion of space; when painting your exterior, if you want your home to look larger, yellows and tinted colours like eggshell can be incredibly useful.
Mealtime happiness can increase if you use red in your dining space. This is because red increases your appetite; that’s why it’s used so frequently in restaurant logos! Cool colours like blue have the opposite effect, so it’s best to avoid using them as the primary colour of a dining space.
In your foyer, use a palette that blends your exterior palette with your interior palette. This allows your guests to appreciate a smooth transition, which can be easier on the mind than a stark transition.
Plan your exterior colours based on the temperatures you expect to see. Cold regions benefit enormously from warm exterior colours; it makes your home seem like a retreat from the chill. Conversely, using cool tones and colours like blue makes your home seem refreshing in the summer heat.
Nostalgia is a great tool for choosing colour. Think back to warm memories from your childhood; using a palette that incorporates colour from fond moments is a wonderful way to make your house a home. Inspiration from a favorite room, article of clothing or toy can be put to use in your kitchen, living room, or other communal space where warm feeling are welcome.
Cool colours are great in spaces where you want to relax. For bedrooms, bathrooms and other relaxing spaces, blues, lavenders and greens are a great way of soothing the mind. Brighter shades lessen the effect, so opt for deep shades to get the most benefit out of this technique.
Bright colours might increase your appetite, but that’s because they are generally stimulating. They can also increase your blood pressure; red especially can increase irritability, as the colour can make it hard to sit still and be calm. Individuals who know they are prone to stress or heart problems should avoid using too many bright colours in their home.
Consulting with a professional paint contractor is a wonderful way of incorporating all of these tips into a cohesive repaint of your home. Madani Group has trained painters in Winnipeg who are ready and willing to answer all of your paint-related questions. Stay tuned for part two, where we’ll learn even more about how colour psychology can help you paint your home!