How the Color of Your Walls Affect Your Mood

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michimich -- Are you looking for a quick way to freshen up your home?

Do you ever feel like your wall color isn't quite right, but you just can't put your finger on why?

Maybe the color doesn't match the mood of the room.

How Your Favorite Paint Colors Affect Your Mood
Before you shop, think about what mood you're going for. Here's what some popular colors can do for your room:

Red – energetic, attention-grabbing
Use in: dining room, living room, entryway

Red is an intense color. It affects emotions more than any other color and can elicit contradictory responses. It's the color of passion and love, but also of power and anger. Red is thought to increase metabolism and appetite, which may be why it's popular in dining rooms. It's also shown to raise energy levels, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate!

Blue – calming, stabilizing
Use in: bedroom, bathroom, living room

In nature, blue is the color of calmness and serenity, but it can also be cold and distant. In your home, it has a soothing effect, lowering your blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate.

Blue is thought to be calming and gives a trustworthy vibe. Research has found that people are more productive in blue rooms. It is also the least appetizing color – not so popular in kitchens.

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Green – refreshing, motivating
Use in: offices, studios, bedroom, living room, kitchen

Green is a restful yet refreshing color evoking the natural world. It's shown to influence positive emotions and weaken negativity. Green has a positive effect on thinking, stress, health, creativity, and motivation. It's versatile in the home and has shown to increase success of word and picture-based work, making it an especially good color for offices or studios.

Yellow – happiness, energy
Use in: kitchen, living room, bathroom, dining room

The color of happiness evokes strong emotions. It's like a ray of light to fans but can cause visual fatigue due to the large amount of light it reflects; it is the most visible color. Its bright intensity hums with energy, increases metabolism, and communicates joy.

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Call Mussio Painting for a Color Makeover
Your home is your refuge, and you want it to feel just right. Carefully chosen paint color can set the right mood in every room. Whatever your style or mood, Mussio Painters can help you choose the colors that speak to you. Call Steve Mussio for professional painters in Ann Arbor at (734) 995-2646.

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