“Color is a universal, nonverbal language, and we all intuitively know how to speak it. What color you paint your walls isn’t just a matter of aesthetics. It’s a tool that can be leveraged to affect emotions and behavior.”
Leslie Harrington, Expert Color Consultant
A new color, or a fresh coat of your existing paint color can transform a space.
Think about it. Walls are typically the largest structures in a room, so painting them makes a big impact. Choosing the color for a room depends on the space itself and on the feeling you want to evoke. Looking for productivity in a home office? According to noted color consultant Leslie Harrington, green can get you into laser focus mode. Looking to revamp your bedroom for the ultimate sense of relaxation? Harrington recommends cool, calming tones – purples and blues – which can be an excellent choice to put your mind at ease.
Here’s three more amazing results you can achieve with paint:
Change the feel of a space. Even if you do nothing more to a room but refresh the paint, the difference is noticeable. Paint can go a long way in making a business look successful, or a bedroom feel relaxing. Refreshing an existing color or swapping it out for something bolder or subtler can instantly change the feel of a room.
Make a room look bigger and feel brighter. Let’s face it, paint fades and gets dirty and dingy over time. But a new coat of paint can open up a room and make it look bigger. What’s more, the colors on your walls will cause your space to look brighter or darker. That’s because light reflects off the walls, impacting its brightness in a room.
Add character to a space. Color dictates character. It’s the reason bedrooms are always painted calming shades while gyms are coated in energetic hues. If you want to promote the feeling of romance, playfulness, and calmness, pink is a good shade. On the other hand, opt for orange if you want a color that evokes excitement and enthusiasm.
Of course, choosing the right color and finish is sometimes easier said than done. But that’s where the team at Gables & Grove comes in.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or undecided, we can help. Whether you’re looking for a color that creates a backdrop for an ultra-elegant room or one that becomes a focal point, we can help you select that perfect shade to compliment your existing home or office design.
Reach out to us. Our team is always available to chat. We’d love an invitation to come see your space and hear about what you’d like to do!