When you move into a new place, the walls are usually a plain white or they still have the colours of the previous tenants. Painting your new home will give it a personalize touch and make it feel like it’s a permanent home and not a temporary one. The hardest part is choosing which coluor for each room. The colour wheel is vast and full of options. To help narrow down your choices, here are the best colours for each room.
The living room is one of the most used room. It’s where the whole family sits down to watch some television or where you invite friends over to hang out. You’ll want to decide on a coluor that you wouldn’t mind seeing often. The best colours for the living room are shades of reds, yellows, oranges, and earth tones (greens, browns, and beiges). These colours are best to stimulate conversation.
If you grew up with a particular colored kitchen, it’s a good idea to paint your own kitchen
in similar tones. It will make you feel nostalgic every time you go in to cook. Other colour options include shades of blue, yellows, or grays. The shades should be brighter since that will help stimulate conversation, similar to the living room.
Red is a colour that increases your appetite, which is why it’s a great colour for your dining room. In your dining room, you want people to want to eat; the color red will help with that. If you don’t like red, you can pick similar shades to the kitchen since they are both used for eating and talking.
For your bedroom
, you want to avoid bright, loud colours. Cool colours are a better choice. Colours like blues, greens, and lavenders are perfect for bedroom. They are soothing colours which should help you fall asleep. The darker the colour, the more calming effect it has. If you’ve ever been to a spa, they are usually in subdued cool colours. Your bedroom color should make you feel relaxed when you enter the room. For children, you should also try to avoid bright colours. If you decide (or your child) on a shade of pink or blue, either go for a light shade or a very dark shade since that will help them fall asleep.
Shades of blues and greens both help with concentration, which is what you want in an office. Again, you want to avoid very bright colours. These could actually be more distracting. White is a neutral color but can have a negative connotation like an office cubicle. You want your office to be a place you would want to work, not avoid work.
Colours like whites, blues, greens, and turquoises are the most common colours for a bathroom
. Those colours give a sense of cleanliness; which people want in a bathroom. Earth tones also work in a bathroom because those are calming colours and you wouldn’t want your bathroom to feel stressful.