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The Power of Interior Colour

There are many good reasons to select a certain interior paint colour, including personal preferences and overall design considerations, but what’s often overlooked is the psychological power of colour. Here are some interior colour ideas from a new perspective.

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A professional painter can help you with your colour decision making process. Studies after studies have shown that certain colours create different moods and can even effect behaviour. As a result, it’s wise to take the time to think about the feeling you’d like to create before even looking at a colour chart. Do you want the space to feel peaceful or invigorating? It will be a lot easier for you to choose the right colour once you know what sort of an ambience you want to create.


interior colour tranquility beige bedroom paint

Assuming that your goal is to create a tranquility, you should favour pale greens or light greys. These tones are among the most calming colours. They are perfect for rooms where you typically rest and relax. For example, the family room, sitting room, or bedroom. Should you choose one of these colours, you’ll get an extra bonus: Light green and blue tints are very much in vogue this year. Other ideal colours for rooms where you want a restful setting include certain beiges and browns, as well as taupe. In contrast to greens and greys, their benefit is that they bring more warmth and coziness to a space.


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If, on the other hand, you want to boost energy into your surroundings, then you need to go to the other end of the psychological  colour spectrum. Yellow is one of the colours that reside there. Like the splash of brilliant sunshine, rooms that are painted yellow can literally lift the spirit and brighten one’s outlook. Could there possibly be a better colour for a kitchen or breakfast nook for you to start your day off? Another highly energizing colour is orange, making shades of tangerine and apricot excellent choices for any room where you spend your morning hours.

The Role of Brightness

While choosing the right colour, be sure to also take into account the right tone and brightness of the colour you select. This choice also plays an important role in creating the perfect mood. Generally speaking, brighter tones invigorate, while those that are muted – more “toned down” — will help you relax.

Quality Paints

Finally, after taking  the time to carefully decide on just the right interior colour, make sure to applying a top quality acrylic paint. The highest quality paints made with 100% acrylic are extremely fade resistant, meaning that the colour you apply will continue to look that way for years to come.

Check out our other blogs regarding painting, including Painting Tips Before Selling and Exterior Painting Tips.

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