Mood and Color

July 24, 2017


The hue of the walls in your home or business are a direct reflection of your personality and can influence the mood of the people who are in the room. Think about it. Many times our mood matches the environmental surroundings without even realizing it. For example, the weather influences our moods greatly. Think about how many times your have been in a gloomy mood because the weather was gray and cloudy, been happy and positive because the sun was shining and the sky was blue? Wall color can influence our moods and thoughts in much the same way.


Certain colors (or groups of colors) tend to get a similar reaction from most people; the variations come from the shades or tones used. This is why it’s so important to choose colors wisely when it comes to decorating. Color trends will come and go, but the general mood elicited from certain colors will most likely remain the same.


Before you begin painting any room consider the mood that you hope to create. Here are just a few example of color psychology to consider when painting your home.


  • Red – Red raises a room’s energy level so be sure you use it in a room that you are hoping to stimulate conversation or action. An entryway, living room or main living area are good places for red since you probably are not searching for a tranquil color in those areas.
  • Blue – Blue is considered a calming color that can bring blood pressure down and create a soothing atmosphere. Bathrooms and bedrooms are good locations for this hue if you are going for a “serene” mood.
  • Green – Green is considered restful and cool and may be a good choice for rooms you wish to unwind in. Living rooms, family rooms and bedrooms make for excellent places for this hue.
  • Yellow – Yellow sets the mood for positivity and joy. Choose this color or tones of this color in kitchens, computer rooms and entryways. While yellow is a cheery color, too much can bring out anger so choose wisely and maybe opt for accent walls or trims in yellow.


Call Jerry Enos Painting if you need help from our professional color consultant to choose the color for the mood you want to reflect.

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