Use Colour Combinations to Invoke the Right Moods

Decorating your home is a big responsibility. More than just what you want to feel, you need to take into account what you want others to feel. Some rooms, like bedrooms, need to inspire calmness and serenity. Others, like living rooms, need to enhance energy. To effectively employ your time and money while you're giving your home a makeover, you should ensure you pick the right paints for such rooms. To choose the right color paints, you need to know the basics of colors. There are three primary colors, which are red, yellow and blue. There are also three secondary colors, which are green, orange and violet. These three can also be sorted as being either warm colors or cool colors. Warm colors are red, orange and yellow while the cool colors are blue, green and violet. You can pick colors for different rooms depending on what you want people to feel in the room.

For instance, if you're painting your bedroom, it is best that you use warm colors to feel more energized during the day. Orange could help energies, but it's best to use it sparingly. You could use it as a feature wall. Red is another noticeably warm color, and it has the added benefit of going with pretty much any color scheme. Yellow is a warm color typically associated with joy and happiness. You could use it to brighten your day sign and bring about happy vibes around you. All of these interior wall painting ideas would work well for an adult's room. But if you were painting a child's bedroom, you might want to use cool colors that help to dampen some of their energy when they need to sleep. Green has an earthy feel to it, and helps you feel as if you're wrapped in nature's arms. Blue has a similar natural feel to it, bringing to mind the vast seas and oceans that would rouse any child's adventurous curiosity.

If you want yourself and your guests to feel particularly luxurious, then you might want to opt for rich, royal colors like violet. You could use such a color to help your guests relax and unwind in your living room. Other rooms, like the kitchen, end up generating quite a bit of heat. Using warm colors in such areas is likely to infuse a sense of restlessness and distraction. It's best to use cool colors to counter such heat and feel comfortable. While these are some suggestions you could incorporate in both your interior and exterior wall painting, remember that the final color combination depends on other factors too - like space, lighting and personal preference. After all, you know best what would suit your home.