What Colors Say:
Incresase energy and heart rate, creates excitement and stimulates the appetite.
Best for: Dining rooms
Adds comfort, warmth and cheerfulness, but too much can bring about feelings of cautiousness.
Best for: Living rooms and family rooms
Brightens mood and promotes welcoming and joyful feelings: increases positive thinking.
Best for: Poorly lit foyers and dark hallways; buttery shades of yellow for living rooms.
Most restful color. Reduces nervous system activity and muscular tension, calms and relaxes, offers reminders of nature.
Best for: Living rooms (light greens); accent for kitchens and dining rooms (midtones).
Promotes feelings of calmness, security, tranuility, and cleanliness; lowers blood pressure, cools a froom and serves as an appetite supprassant.
Best for: Bedrooms or any restful, peaceful area in the home.
Boosts creativity, imagination, and meditation, but can have unpleasant subconscious responses. Many adults dislike purple on walls, paticulary lighter shades of purple that are preceived as more youthful.
Best for: Children's rooms and play area.