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The Power of Paint
For centuries, we’ve appreciated what color can do for us. We adore colors offered in nature, whether that means gazing out at a blue ocean, staring at the beauty of a field of daisies, or taking a drive through the snow-capped mountaintops. But have you ever wondered why you love certain colors and why some shades tend to bring about feelings of joy? What is it about bright colors that make you feel happy or muted colors that may make you feel drained?
For centuries, psychologists have theorized on the power of color when it comes to feelings and emotions. With that being said, here is the question at hand: can colors actually bring about particular feelings and moods? The best answer to that question is yes. The use of color to evoke a certain emotion is actually all around us on a day-to-day basis. Restaurants are strategic with their colors and decor to bring about feelings of hunger and happiness, TV Ads use color to try and get you to buy their products, billboards use color to get your attention, and business logos use color to help you remember them. So, with your new knowledge that colors have the power to affect our emotions, would that make a difference in the colors that you choose when it’s time to call your Cleveland painters? In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss the psychology of some of the colors that you might be considering for your Westlake home. Continue reading on to learn more!
Brown For the Win
Often ranked fairly low on the average lists of our favorite colors, browns may seem like the underdog, but they can hold their own. Because it’s associated with trust, dependability, and assurance, brown is frequently seen as solid and natural, largely due to its connection to so many colors found in nature. Additionally, it may be surprising to learn that brown is actually used quite a bit in product marketing.
If you have a variety of browns within your home, make an effort to find ways to break up the monotony with brighter colors to accent. Also, avoid allowing your brown-themed rooms to feel boring by adding plenty of lighter and brighter colors.
White as Snow
As one of the most commonly used paint color in American homes, we’re certainly no stranger to the color white when it comes to our Westlake home walls. White and versions of white are widely-used in decorating and commonly sought after paint colors. But what could the color white make us feel on a subconscious level? Are we taking in all that white has to offer when it comes to our emotions? There are lots of theories on this: real estate agents will, many times, choose white for staging rooms because, due mostly to its light reflecting capabilities, white can give the appearance of spaciousness by making a room feel bigger. Hospitals often choose white because it can give off the tone of sterility and cleanliness. What else can white do for our subconscious thoughts?
Though white is a classic option when it comes to painting in many homes, we need to make sure that we’re sending the right vibes with the colors we choose. If you love the idea of a white room but you want to add some warmth or color, consider pairing your white walls with colorful accents, wall hangings, rugs, or furniture.
Paint the Town Red
What is it about the color red that makes it such a fun, exciting color for so many people. When women wear red, they often, almost magically feel a little sexier and more confident. Even if it’s just talking about a splash of red lipstick, a color-pop of red can instantly change our look and affect how we feel. It’s clean and crisp, instantly draws the eye, and makes us feel like a million bucks.
As much as we love red for our wardrobe and makeup, we also tend to enjoy red in our home decor. The color red can make us think of holidays that we love like Christmas and Valentines Day, and it can also remind us of our loved ones. Additionally, red can be a powerful color that evokes strong emotions in us, and is many times associated with warmth and comfort.
If you’ve been thinking about using red paint in your Cleveland home, make sure that you choose a red tone that won’t overwhelm you with its brightness, look too pink, or have too much orange in it. Additionally, if you love red but aren’t quite ready to commit to painting an entire wall, start with an accent wall, using some red accessories, or putting up red curtains.
Picking out the right paint color for your Westlake home can be overwhelming, especially when you’re thinking about what colors can do to us on the emotional side of things. It can be easy to overthink it, but painting your home can exhilarating and fun! You get to put your own personality into what your home looks and feels like.
Contact Color Renovation!
No matter what kind of painting plans you’ve got up your sleeve, the professional painters at Color Renovation are your go-to experts in interior and exterior painting in Cleveland. Reach out to us today for a consultation and check out our website to learn more about us! Color Renovation would love to be the ones to bring some color back into your life.