The Psychology of Choosing House Paint
Tuesday May 19th, 2020
Whether you're painting your home to prepare it for sale, or simply to make it more attractive for your own enjoyment, choosing the right colour is important. A colour isn't just a matter of taste, it's also, to a large extent, about the emotions it elicits, and I think many of us forget this part.
It's always a safe bet to go with soft beiges and warm grays, especially when selling your home. Neutral colours are often interpreted as reliable. I like to try and stay with what is on-trend at the time, but the neutral colours are always a nice simple option that helps the home appeal to the masses.
If you're painting your foyer, for example, you may want it to seem bright and welcoming. So, light orange tones might be appropriate as that colour is often interpreted as friendly.
In your living room, you may want to create an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. In that case, consider shades of greens or grays as those colours communicate peacefulness and calm.
Want the rec room to look vibrant and energetic? Purples and reds actually communicate those emotions.
Where do you find more information about colour psychology? There are plenty of charts available online. Just Google "colour psychology charts". They can help you select just the right colour to convey the feeling you want for a room.
If you have questions about painting and other fix-ups that will help sell your home faster and for the best price, give me a call today.