Thursday, April 19, 2012

What your room color means

Colors, Meanings and Symbolism


Here are the most popular paint colors used for house painting, with their symbolism, room color meanings and the mood the colors produce.

White
Symbolism: Cleanliness, purity and neutrality.
White is a very popular color when it comes to painting walls. However, you will have to balance white with some other colors like red, blue or yellow. White goes especially well in bathrooms and bedrooms, as it is a cool color. However, it is very difficult to maintain, as stains or dust can easily be seen on white walls.

Gray
Symbolism: Elegance, formality and balance.
This is actually not a color, but a shade of black. However, it is very popular choice for interior painting. Gray gives a formal and neutral mood. You can add some colorful furniture to balance this paint color.

Blue
Symbolism: Harmony, peace and coolness.
This is the best among the cool room colors, as blue is a cool and serene color. It a popular choice for bedroom wall painting ideas and can be easily combined with shades of other colors like white, gray or brown.

Yellow
Symbolism: Sunlight, joy, optimism and summer.
Yellow is a very pleasing color and can be used to paint any room. However, it is very important you choose the right shade. It goes especially well in kitchens and rooms which are most visited.

Red
Symbolism: Passion, heat and celebration.
This color for painting rooms should be dealt with care, as it can look stunning. Red produces a bold look, however you can combine it with white or light colored furniture and balance out the room. Pink is a popular shade of red, and is very commonly used in room painting ideas for girls. To accentuate the room, paint the wall trims red.

Green
Symbolism: Nature, balance, health and harmony.
This color can be used to paint kitchen or living room. It can also be used to paint other rooms, but stick to a lighter shade of green. This color gives a feeling of nature, peace and light shade of green, gives a soothing effect to a room.

Brown
Symbolism: Nature, roughness and boldness.
This is a popular house paint color, for men's room. Brown gives a bold and masculine look. However, always balance out dark brown paint with light furniture and vice versa.

Purple
Symbolism: Royalty, mystery and creativity.
This color is quite popular for painting girls room. But, recently it has been used to paint modern kitchen walls, accompanied with black appliances. It is advisable not to use this color for bedroom or living room, but if you still wish to use it in bedroom or living room, use a very light shade.




Color



Best Suited Rooms



Shades



Color Combinations



White



Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Ceilings



Gray, Off white



White-blue, White-red, White-Yellow



Black



Living rooms



Light and Dark Gray



Light Gray for walls, and dark shades for wall trims



Blue



Living Rooms and Bedrooms



Grayish blues, Aqua and Turquoises



Blue-white, Blue-gray and Blue-yellow



Yellow



Kitchen and Living Rooms



Sunshine yellow, Banana-split yellow and Light yellow



Yellow-red, Yellow-white, Yellow-blue and Yellow-gray



Red



Living room and Girls Bedroom



Pink, Dark reds, and Burgundy

Red-black, Red-white and Red-yellow


Green



Living Rooms and Kitchens



Soft green or Dark Sap green



Green-white and Green-yellow



Brown



Living Rooms, Men's Bedrooms



Chocolate brown and Beige



Brown-black, Brown-blue, Brown-yellow



Purple



Kitchen and Girls Bedroom



Light Purple and Lavender



Purple-yellow and Purple-white




 

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