Mental Health

Mandy Kloppers

10 Paint Colors to Promote Mental Wellness

Color schemes in your home’s interior painting could help you relax more efficiently. Many research in color psychology has demonstrated that colors may influence our emotions, which explains why color therapy is so effective. Here are some paint colors to consider for you and your loved ones’ mental health 


With that in mind, we’ve created a list of the top ten paint colors you should use to promote mental wellness in your home.

White, a Timeless Classic

You should think twice before considering white as a dull color. It is primarily associated with purity and new starts. Its neutrality ensures a fuss-free yet ageless appeal for the stylish. 

If you want your home to appear spacious or “larger,” use white since it enlarges areas and makes them appear cleaner and brighter. After a long day of work, white will calm your tired nerves and give you a new outlook for the next day.

Blue, the Color of Calm

Blue in its different shades is appreciated for its ability to alleviate stress and generate a sense of serenity and order for those seeking peace and tranquility.

Blue, which symbolizes stability, trust, and the calming aspect of the sea and sky, will comfort you if you feel disturbed and confused. Blues in complementary colors can also be used to develop a positive atmosphere. Try this lighter shade of blue that will not let you down with its healing effects.

Pretty in pink

Pink is another paint color that promotes calm and tranquility. Pink, according to Feng Shui, is said to calm and balance various energies in a room. Its tranquility encourages the balancing of your energies. Pink is a feminine color that is typically seen in a newborn girl’s nursery room, but the perfect shade of pink may look lovely in almost any area.

Green, the Most Relaxing Color.

The color green represents growth, renewal, and rebirth. Like white, it encourages new beginnings and is considered an emotionally uplifting color. Brighter greens, which represent vitality and fertility, will fill your home with a fresh start for the year. Using green in your home will foster harmony because it is associated with positivity and generosity. Green is also linked with health and balance because it is the most relaxing color for the human eye. 

Orange, an Energetic Color

Orange is a cheerful, warm, and inviting color. It stimulates feelings of friendliness, pleasant connection, and delight. It has a strong emotional presence and encourages extroverted behavior, making it an ideal color for gathering rooms where people may engage and form relationships. Because it contains red, orange can also be overused. An excessive amount of orange (or an orange that is excessively brilliant or intense) can cause dissatisfaction, irritation, or visual overload.

Red, the Most Intense Color

The color red is connected with great levels of energy and power. Because it’s the first color our eyes are attracted to, a little goes a long way. Red represents bravery, ambition, and strength. It boosts alertness and quickness while also connecting us to our physical selves. Red may boost confidence, stimulate appetite, and get us moving when we have to be active.


Yellow, the Color of Joy

The yellow color has tremendous energy that makes you feel alive and energized the moment you see it. Keep a major ‘yellow object’ in a prominent area at home if you want to start your day on a positive note. Better still, paint your kitchen yellow (in whole or part) because a recent study discovered that individuals in yellow rooms looked more active and conscious than those in other rooms.

Purple for Meditation

Purple represents power, tranquility, and wisdom. It has the ability to bring harmony and inner calm to you. This color is often used to create a relaxing atmosphere in people’s homes.

Many consider decorating their space with purple to create a peaceful environment. Purple is also beneficial for bone formation and regulating the body’s potassium and salt balance. 

According to studies, the effectiveness of meditation can be ten times higher when exposed to purple light. However, if you don’t want to go all-purple, place a purple flower in a prominent spot in the living area or use a purple-colored decorating piece.


Grey, the New “In” Color

Grey is a hue that many people associate with being dull, monotonous, and gloomy. On the other hand, grey provides a very relaxing and cooling effect. This color may produce a soothing ambiance when combined with blue or white components.

Tan, the Complementary Color

Tan is another paint color that may not come to mind right away for some. But it’s a fantastic neutral that you may use to showcase other colors. It has a warm vibe that reminds us of candlelight or a calm afternoon, which is really soothing.


The bottom line

Your home’s room color psychology is much more than a selection of lovely colors. 

The colors you pick for your home’s interior can have a big impact on your mood and behavior, leading to changes that affect the rest of your life. That is why it is essential to choose colors for your home that are pleasant, optimistic, and encouraging so that it becomes a setting that brings out the best in you and your family.


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