Ever walk into a room and instantly feel a certain vibe? You can’t pinpoint it. Maybe it’s the furniture, or window placement or the chandelier hanging from the ceiling. There’s a good chance, however, that it’s the paint color of the walls. It’s no secret that color evokes emotions and is often associated with certain moods. You’ve heard common expressions such as, “I’m feeling blue”,” He was green with envy”, or “She was red-faced from embarrassment”. This is why residential painting contractors often consult with their clients before beginning their interior painting projects.
BCI Painting has done hundreds of interior wall projects over the last 20 years all across Bishop, and one fact is consistent: people often pick colors for a room depending on how they want to feel when they walk through the door. It is often a reflection of their personality. When it comes to painting your room it is important to pick colors that are going to stimulate how you want to feel while in that environment. Also, take into consideration other relative factors such as gender, age, geography, and personality traits.
Blue – Productivity, Business, Motivation. Often a good color for home or business office. Why do you think businessmen often wear blue ties, shirts or suits?
Green – Meditation, Tranquility, Sleep. Great for the Bedroom. Green is also associated with health and fitness.
Pink – Calming, Soothing, Peaceful. Often associated with young girls’ bedrooms.
Yellow – Liveliness, Energy, Brightness. The most common room? You guessed it, the kitchen. The room often associated with the ongoing activity.
Lilac – Other colors may include Lavender or mauve. These softer shades of purple often invoke a sense of calmness and a soothing feeling. It’s pink for adults!
Red – often linked to aggression, it’s provides the perfect palette for the palette as it encourages a healthy appetite. Try red in your dining room and watch everybody clean their plates!
It is vital to remember that colors and tones by themselves do not create the entire platform for an environment. They only set the backdrop. Other things to consider are natural lighting, artificial lighting, room location, furniture, wall décor, carpeting, and wall design.
Think about it this way. Next time you walk into a Bishop restaurant, a niche store, a salon, a coffee shop, computer store, florist shop, or any other business, ask yourself How did I feel as soon as I walked into the room. Notice how the store was strategically decorated to create an emotion in order to stimulate you to action. Most likely it began with the colors on the wall.
Next time you are choosing the right color for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, or office, it is important discuss with your BCI Painting contractor how you want to feel while you are in the room and what action do you want that color to trigger. Do you want to rest easy and be relaxed, or is this the room you do your daily workouts in. Mood is color and color is mood.