Moods & Motif – Tones For Your Colorful Personality?

Ever walk into a room and instantly feel a certain way? You may ask why that is. Good question. Maybe it’s the arrangement of the furniture, or perhaps a collection of art on the wall, or even the perfect rug to accent the floor. It’s More than likely, however, the color of the walls. We’re all aware of the strong connection between color and feelings. You’ve heard familiar sentiments such as, “I’m so blue”, “He was green with envy”, or “He was scared yellow”. Smart homeowners understand this, which is why strategic planning is paramount prior to the first brush stroke of an interior painting project.

A.B. Painting Service has executed numerous painting projects over the last 20 years all across Victoria, and we have consistently observed that homeowners choose colors depending on how they want to feel as soon they first step foot into the room. Their selection of color is an expression of their personality. Picking colors that reflect your individuality is of prime importance. Just like those old wedding photos, every time you revisit the room a certain emotion will overtake you and set the mood for that moment. Research suggests that the following colors invoke certain feelings:

Tones, Colors, and Moods

  • Blue – Productivity, Business, Motivation. Often a good color for home or business office. Why do you think businessmen often wear blue ties, shirts or suits?
  • Green – Meditation, Tranquility, Sleep. Great for the Bedroom. Green is also associated with health and fitness.
  • Pink – Calming, Soothing, Peaceful. Often associated with young girls’ bedrooms.
  • Yellow – Liveliness, Energy, Brightness. The most common room? You guessed it, the kitchen. The room often associated with the ongoing activity.
  • Lilac – Other colors may include Lavender or mauve. These softer shades of purple often invoke a sense of calmness and a soothing feeling. It’s pink for adults!
  • Red – often linked to aggression, it’s provides the perfect palette for the palette as it encourages a healthy appetite. Try red in your dining room and watch everybody clean their plates!

Strategic Interior Painting

It is vital to remember that colors and tones by themselves do not create the entire platform for an environment. They only set the backdrop. Other things to consider are natural lighting, artificial lighting, room location, furniture, wall décor, carpeting, and wall design.

Consider this: Next time you walk into a restaurant, a store, a salon, a coffee shop, computer store, florist shop, or any other business in Victoria, ask yourself ”What feeling overtook me the second I stepped into the environment?”. Notice how the store was strategically decorated to stimulate an emotion in order to stimulate you to action. More importantly, observe the colors on the wall.

Next time you are choosing the right color for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, or office, it is important discuss with you A.B. Painting Service Contractor how you want to feel while you are in the room and what actions moods do you want that color to trigger. Do you want to rest easy and be relaxed, or is this the room you do your daily workouts in. Mood is color and color is mood.

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If you are booking for a time in Sooke, Please email aaron@abpaintingservices.ca or call at 250.589.4122 as we schedule Sooke estimates on the same days. Thank you