Think about what mood you want your room to have.
Do you want to step into this calm and harmonious abode?
Or this fresh, earthy room?
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This One Question Will Tell You Which Color To Paint Your Room
If you want to burst through the front door with a big smile on your face every damn day, yellows or oranges are your best bet. Warm tones like these are bright and fun without being aggressive. Yellow evokes sunshine, happiness (duh), and optimism, while orange gives off healthy, energetic, and playful vibes. If these colors seem too intense, experiment by painting a less-committal accent, like this door!
Get down with your zen self by picking warm gray, tan, or cream hues. These colors will inspire you to contemplate, to relax, and, most important, to chill the F out. If you're worried a gray will look too drab, spice it up with eye-popping decor, like gold reading lamps. The best thing about having a neutral background is that you can pick virtually any color as an accent.
If you want to feel F A B U L O U S, you'll need your space to reflect it. Opt for dark, rich jewel tones like purple or deep teal, which will bring out your creative, spiritual, and wise self. Purple was the shade of choice for many royals, and can make a room feel luxurious and vibrant. Natural wood furniture and pops of white work well to warm up a purple space. Loving this plum shade? It's Benjamin Moore's Carter Plum.
Sounds like you'd rather be on a dock, gazing out over the horizon, listening to gentle waves lapping up against the pier, as the wind rustles through your hair. If serenity, calm, and harmony are what you seek, blue is your hue. It's most often associated with water, which is why the cool shade also evokes a sense of order, universality, and cleanliness. Its calming effects contribute to blue's mass appeal. Many studies prove that blue is a color both men AND women like. There are so many variations on blue — you could go for a lightweight sky blue, a more weathered teal, or a bright cheery cobalt. No matter what you choose, you'll feel an immediate sense of tranquility as soon as you enter your new space.
Does a fresh bunch of kale or a grassy field make you feel full of life? Then green is your go-to color. The cool shade is for earthy folk who want their space to ooze gentle, restful, and restorative vibes. Green also represents growth and resourcefulness — think money or a healthy garden. It's a perfect hue for someone on his or her way up in life. Make 'em ~green with envy~. Fun fact: The human eye is *extremely* perceptive to the color green. In fact, it's the reason why the shade is used for night vision. Your eyes are most sensitive to light wavelengths near 555 nanometers (aka green) and so a green display can be dimmer than others.
If you've already got a one-way ticket and a bag packed for your next big trip, then go RED, adventure seeker. It's a bold, empowering hue than inspires strength, romance, and — above all — passion. Listen: There's a reason why T. Swift's "Red" album has its fair share of ex-bashing tracks on it. It can also be an energizing, fast-moving color. To tone it down for a bedroom, you can opt for a dark bluish maroon, or a more purplish burgundy, which are more sophisticated shades of the color. If you want a more cheerful color, use an orange-red, which is brighter and happier than a true red.
Important: After you've picked your paint, start with a small swatch on your wall first.
Does it work with your carpeting or hardwood floors? Does it complement your furniture? Do you even like it?