Painting And Wallpapering: Tips And Techniques

In the Mood for Colour: How Particular Coats of Paint Can Create a Happy Home

No doubt you will have been sat in a room somewhere at some point in your life, and felt a strong wave of emotion overcome you for no apparent reason. It may have been giddiness, it may have been irritability, or it may have even been a sense of restlessness. What you might not know is that there was probably a reason for these supposedly random bursts of emotion. Psychologists have proven that the colours of the walls of a room have the ability to alter people's moods and feelings, with particularl shades inciting particular effects.

With this in mind, it is useful to consider the aspect of colour psychology when it comes to painting your home. By applying the right licks of paint in the right places, you'll be able to create an emotionally balanced household that consistently projects a positive atmosphere. 


When it comes to choosing the right colour to coat your bedroom, it's important to take certain factors - such as the occupant's age and personality - into account. Whilst red is a warm colour that can ignite fierce passion within a room, applying it to a restless child's bedroom can create difficulties. Red is often an excellent choice for an adult bedroom, but coating a child's room in the same shade can rouse fits of hyperactivity, especially in children who are typically restless. It is a colour that has the ability to get the blood pumping around the body, and it is much healthier for children to grow up surrounded by soothing colours like baby blue, pale pink, or even forest green.

Home Office

 A work environment ought to be soothing in order to help relieve tension during busy periods, but also vibrant enough to instill confidence and vitality in its occupant. Two of the very best shades for home office walls are green and blue, as both colours have the ability to inspire concentration and productivity. Green in particular is restful on the eye and has the ability to calm nausea and headaches. One thing worth considering if you're undecided is to paint the walls a light shade of blue and dot a couple of lush green plants around the room. 


Kitchens can work in several different licks of paint, and when it comes to your cooking space, it really is down to matter of personal opinion and choice. Red has been proven to increase appetites, and whilst this may be an appealing choice for many, anyone suffering from high blood pressure may want to avoid it.

Black is another great colour for kitchen spaces, but people are often reluctant to apply it, as too much can evoke sombre tones. As long as you are careful and controlled in your approach, black can make your kitchen appear modern, sleek and elegant. Coating your cupboards and appliance doors in rich, glossy black can create a fine-looking cooking space, just remember to take it easy as you go.


It's not a coincidence that the vast majority of home bathrooms are white. Not only does this calming colour have the potential to create the illusion of space, it also exposes any stains, marks or damage immediately and clearly. This in turn encourages prompt cleaning, and as a result white bathrooms often tend to stay sparkling, hygienic and fresh at all times. 


More often than not, the hallway is the first thing that people see when they enter your home, and the last thing that they'll take in before they leave. One great way to put visitors (and yourself) in a positive mood when entering and exiting your home is to apply a light touch of yellow to this part of the property. Yellow has been proven to incite optimism and positivity in its bright, playful nature and is a perfect addition to an area that visitors will pass through every time they step into your home. 

Contact local professional painters and interior designers for more information.