Incorporating color into your home remodeling project is a must – it livens up the space and gives it a distinct personality. Whether you go for a whole wall of color or just a few accents, it’s important to decide what type of colors you want to incorporate before completing the design plan. Different colors can actually have their own unique impact on how people feel when they enter the room, so it’s important to choose wisely. Here are some of our favorite colors to work with and what they mean.
Red/Orange – Warm and Inviting
Red is the ultimate pop of color, whether it’s in fashion or home decor. Incorporating reds and oranges into your decor is a great way to make the space more friendly and fun to spend time in. However, red can be very overwhelming when used in large doses, so it’s important to be careful about where you place it. This is because it can make your mood more energetic, but also more aggressive. Reds work very well in social areas of the home, like living rooms, dining rooms, and entryways.
Deep Blue – Calming
Blue is the perfect color for spaces where you really want to relax. This is because it symbolizes tranquility. However, it can also increase focus and make people more productive. Because of this, it makes a great color for bedrooms, home offices, and workout rooms. Since blue pairs well with other colors, it is a great base color for any room.
Yellow – Bright and Optimistic
Yellow accents work well in kitchens or entryways because they make people feel cheery and grabs their attention right away. However, just like red, it can be overwhelming and make people feel aggressive when used in overwhelming quantities. Adding small pops of yellow trim or decor elements to a kitchen is a great way to help wake up in the morning during breakfast. It’s also a good color to add to offices because it can increase focus. It pairs particularly well with blues and greens.
Green – Fresh
Since green is a very easy and relaxing color for the eye to absorb, it is a favorite of interior decorators. It also has been known to symbolize both nature and wealth, two things that people value and enjoy seeing in their homes. It is a great choice for any room where you like to relax, like a bedroom or living room. Many hospitals use it as well because it promotes healing, so it can work in a bathroom too. This is the perfect color to help you feel happier and more optimistic without being too overwhelming or energizing.
Purple – Elegant yet Sympathetic
Because purple is the color of royalty, it is often used by people who want to make their homes appear more elegant. It works well as a color for an accent wall, a rug, or a piece of furniture like a rug or a table. It also can encourage people to be more compassionate and understanding towards each other, so it is a good color to put in your living room or dining room to help people socialize more effectively.
Pink – Loving
This color is the most romantic and tender of all, and promotes very understanding and sympathetic conversation. Unlike red, it is actually very tranquilizing. This is why it is often used in children’s rooms or in gathering spaces as an accent color.