Home Painting: The Effects of Color


Our homes are meant to be places of rest and relaxation. We all a good rest after a long day’s work and our home provides this comfort every day. It has been said that the type of color you use for your home affects your personality i.e. your emotions, etc. An unbalanced color co-ordination in your home can lead to feelings of depression and gloominess throughout the day, and this can affect your health negatively.

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* As you choose the right paint colour for your house, endeavor to select the correct combination of colours that would bring a sense of harmony and peace in your environment. You must always take into account the fact that the paint colour of your house can affect your mood and personality.

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Below I will review some colours and their effects on individuals:

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* RED: Being very intense color, red is represents hotness because of its nature it has a stimulating effect as increase in heartbeat and heavy breathing. It is considered as the first color that is recognized by human eye. It is said to promote alertness along with vitality, strength and survival instinct. Red is a color of love, it boosts physical energy and attracts attention. Excessive use of red as a home painting color in your home can cause heart related problems with exhaustion and high blood pressure.

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* BLUE: This color has a calming and soothing effect. Blue is represented in the ocean and sky and thus is universally liked. Dark blue is considered to be an ultra modern color. Excessive use of blue as your home painting color can result in emotions like quietness and depression.

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* GREEN: This color represents life. Closely linked with nature, Green is considered to be related to growth, harmony, renewal and fertility. This color if used in home painting would also have calming and refreshing effect, as green is also known to have calming effect on humans. It is used in hospitals as it influences the mood of patients positively.

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* PURPLE: This color represents nobility, royalty and was an effluent symbol of wealth and power in ancient times. It helps self esteem, dignity and induces a feeling of self respect. Too much of purple paint color can lead to over confidence.

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* BROWN: The color brown represents the earth and steadiness. Like the earth, it induces a feeling of being “down to earth”, comforting, wise and stronger.

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* ORANGE: Orange represents harvest and fall. It shares common properties with red and yellow because of it being a mixture of these colors. This color also represents sexuality, social outgoing and creativity.

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* BLACK and WHITE: Black color provides calmness. It is a heat absorbent and symbolizes authority, power and submission. White as a colour paint for the home color can be to keep clean. White also symbolizes innocence and purity, it helps in creative process getting new ideas and helping thought process.

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Home painting is an art that takes patience and lots of handwork along with proper knowledge of colors. It is time to explore more about colours and learn what they mean for you and how they make your home a better place to live.

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