Cure Holiday Blues with a Different Paint Color
The holiday season can be all-consuming but when it is over, the winter blues can set in. Give yourself an instant lift by focusing on giving your home interior that new look you’ve been dreaming about. The colors of your walls are more significant than you may think, as far as affecting your mood. Whether you want to evoke a lavish atmosphere, a more peaceful ambiance, or all-out excitement, a new coat of paint is a great way to change having the blues into being in the pink.
Of course, your walls do not have to be pink for you to find yourself in very good health with a positive state of mind. On the other hand, pink may be just the shade that you would love having on the walls of a room in your home. The first question to ask when deciding on new décor or a paint color in particular is: What are your favorite colors? A favorite color might not match the mood it is scientifically determined to inspire, which may mean you have more decisions to make.
For instance, if your favorite color is red but you want to create a calming environment, you should probably paint a different room with your preferred shade. Red is an energizing color that has been proven to serve as an appetite stimulant. For a compromise: An exciting shade that is dramatic, luxurious, and also calming is purple.
For the most relaxing of the shades, you would want to choose a shade of blue. When trying to cure “the blues,” however keep in mind that some shades of blue in a room can create a sluggish or depressed effect (hence the color’s association with depression). The calming effect of the color blue can slow down your heart rate and respiration, and it can also lower blood pressure. If you have a home office, you may want to consider painting it blue because the color calms the mind, allowing creativity to flow and productivity to increase.
There’s another way to evoke serenity, and it’s by painting your walls green. There are many different shades of this complex color, which is associated most closely with nature. Pick your shade wisely, however, because muted tones such as olive can be depressing, which can send you right back into the holiday blues. Bright yellow-greens and pastel hues, on the other hand, are energetic enough that they should be used sparingly, so as not to be overwhelming.
If you like the idea of having a room in your house that can immediately fill you with a sense of enthusiasm for whatever you are currently pursuing, choose orange interior wall paint. What could be more perfect that an exercise room painted orange? Avoid painting your bedroom orange, however, because it may be difficult to sleep surrounded by such a vibrant and exciting color.
Perhaps the best cure for winter blues is the promise of more sunshine and warmth. If this idea has the most appeal, paint your interior the color of the sun, which is cheerful and inspires feelings of happiness. And just as the holidays have a high and a low, yellow has also been associated with stimulation of anger and frustration. It is considered to be hard on the eyes, more than any other hue.
Contact us today if you’re ready for an updated look on your walls. A new paint color could brush away the doldrums in any season.
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