Have you ever wondered what effect color has on your mood or energy level? For example, which colors are calming and would be best suited to a bedroom or which would encourage creativity in a studio, or stimulate appetite in a restaurant? At MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling, we have the knowledge and experience to help take the guesswork out of color selection both in residential painting and commercial painting applications.

Color Facts or Fiction?

While paint color selection may seem intuitive to some, it isn’t so for everyone. The jury is still out on the true science and effects of color on human physiology, but research does show that colors have specific effects on behavior. In other words, color can set a certain mood. Here are some of the basic concepts of feeling behind color theory:

color selection painters VirginiaPale yellow – boosts creativity and clear thinking. Bright yellow can be overstimulating in large doses and leave people feeling frustrated.

Orange – increases energy, enthusiasm, and excitement. As with yellow, bright orange can be overstimulating and distracting.

Red – improves productivity, encourages conversation, and stimulates appetite. Bright red can seem aggressive and overpowering, though, and should be used in moderation.

Pink – evokes peacefulness and tranquility. Bright pink can be energizing, so choose wisely.

Blue – increases calm, confidence, focus, and productivity.

Green – enhances focus, concentration, and harmony.

Blue-green – boosts both creativity and calm.

Brown – offers comfort, security, and stability.

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