Choosing the right paint color

Painting the interior of our homes is an easy and affordable way to enhance a space and personalize the areas where we spend time. Most homes are initially built with a white or off-white color throughout all the rooms, which means a blank slate!

Did you know that certain colors inspire specific things? For example, red increases appetite so it is a very popular kitchen color.

Whether you are in a new space with plain walls or maybe you’ve purchased a home with some bright colors that don’t speak to you, there are colors you can choose based on what you are trying to accomplish.

Here are a few scenarios that Color Expressions Painting customers have encountered.

I have a small space, but I want to make it look bigger.

No problem! When working in a small space, choose a light color. Some examples include:

  • Cream
  • Light gray
  • Light blue
  • Beige

You can read more about working with small spaces here How to Make a Small Space Appear Bigger.

I want a relaxing space to spend time in.

Use cool colors to create a relaxing space for you and your family. Cool colors are especially great in bedrooms. Our favorites are lavender, green, or blue. All colors can be effective at calming people.

I want to make my home feel warmer, especially in the winter.

An easy way to make a home seem warmer is to use deep tones. Use red, orange, and yellow on your walls and also in your home décor. If you want a cooler home in the summer, use cold colors like blue.

I want to update my home office so I can be more productive.

Green is your best bet for increased concentration and productivity. Choose a light green that’s not too distracting and add a plant or two.

I feel down a lot and want a space that feels more positive.

Whatever you do, don’t use a brown color if you are someone prone to depression. For some reason, this color can make people feel depressed. Instead, opt for a shade of yellow, which is an optimistic color. It can be great in a sunroom or entry way.

If any of these scenarios speak to you, reach out to Color Expressions Painting today. We are very familiar with the psychology of color and can help you create the look and feel you want for your home.