Creating moods with colors !

So you’re thinking of repainting your home. 
Interior painting is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a homeowner, and the most inexpensive ways to to freshen the look of your home. With an endless amount of choices, Choosing color combinations is one of the most intimidating steps for homeowners and can be an overwhelming task to select just the right color, because you’ll be living with your choice of colors for a very long time! 

When choosing a paint color think about the mood you want to create! Warm tones like reds, yellows, and oranges, nuetrul colors like whites and earth tones like brown and beige often work well in both the living room and foyer, because they’re though to stimulate conversation, while Blue evokes feelings of calm. 

This is why it’s so important to choose colors wisely when it comes to interior painting.

Reds – This is the most emotionally intense color as it raises a room’s energy and power and stirs up excitement , particularly at night.The most intense color, it pumps up the adrenaline like no other hue. It’s a great choice when you want to stir up excitement. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entryway, it creates a strong first impression. Red paint is meant to inflame our passions.

Blues – has been known to lower blood pressure from their soothing color,” said to be calming, relaxing and serene, and it is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms.

 Yellows – Yellow captures the essence of the sun and gives off a feeling of happiness. Perfect for kitchens and dinning rooms where happy color is uplifting. While being a very cheery color, On the flip side, yellow is also associated with caution, it may not be a good choice as the main color scheme. It is said that people are more likely to lose their tempers in a yellow room.

Pink – Lively, positive and feminine. Pink is often associated with romance, which is reminiscent to the idea of being joyful. Has long been a preferred color of women and girls everywhere.

Greens – Another great color choice if you’re going for a soothing atmosphere. This is nature’s truest color. Hunter green evokes country life while jade hues are reminiscent of jewels. Green is suitable for any room in your home.

Browns – Brown can be incorporated in a variety of decorating schemes; the color gives reassurance, brown is a serious, down-to-earth color signifying stability, structure and support.

Whites – White is a neutral color, which is considered to be the color of perfection.which conveys peace, simplicity, innocence, cleanliness and spaciousness. White makes a room look larger and is perfect for adding other colors.

You can alter the mood of a color by putting other colors with it.

So, next time you head to the paint store, ask yourself what tone you’d like to set in your home.

Ron Matkin 

Matkin’s Custom Painting

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