Your home is your sanctuary. It should be where you will feel safest, most relaxed and most at home. But if your house is starting to wear you out, it’s probably time to change things a bit and give your place a much-needed updating.
There are many ways to give your home a fresh new appeal. Start by de-cluttering. Anything that isn’t in its place should be stored away or discarded. After you get rid of all the rubbish, you’ll see more clearly what needs to be done to give your home the necessary makeover. It can be new furnishings, modern lighting, remodeling or simply a new paintjob.
The right color can soothe the soul, clear the mind and relax the senses. In other words, it can have a significant impact on your mood. Interior designers know this to be true. Feng Shui experts use colors to bring different energies into a home to attract luck, good fortune, health, harmony and the like. So, if you want to make your home a stress-reliever on its own, choose the right paint colors.
These are top 10 stress-reducing paint colors to have in your home.
Experts say these can create a calming effect to any room. But these would be most appropriate for your bedroom since it is where you will relax and spend quality time with your spouse or partner. Pale blue walls deliver a fresh dose of freshness all the time.
Light grays, in particular, can be used not only for the wall, but also for upholsteries, pillows, carpets or rugs and accents. This creates a palpable relaxing mood.
The off-white color is perfect for the dining or living area, especially when paired with wood décor and furnishings. It will look lovelier when there is a glass door or window that reflects the sun’s rays into the room.
These are considered the most stress-busting shades there is the color wheel. This is because they reflect the color of nature. If you want to bring the soothing appeal of the outdoors into your home, use beige greens, pale yellow-greens and the like. The key to using these hues is to go for softer and less saturated.
Paler or dustier pinks usually imbibe a relaxing atmosphere. If you’re the feminine type or you have a daughter who likes the color pink, use a lighter shade instead of hot pink for a calmer but still very girly.
Purple is an intense color. But if you choose shades that are dusty, muted or chalky, you can still create a calm, stress-free environment. Just make sure to choose shades that are on the grayer side.
Peach isn’t a common color to use, but if you choose a lighter shade and pair it with whites and pale greens, it can create in a breezy tropical feel that lightens the mood of those who enter your home. You can use it for your wall and have white furniture pieces with chalky green accents to achieve this look.
Yellows are always comforting. For your living room or bedroom, consider a softer shade of straw or lemon mousse for the wall. Then, fill the space with neutral colored furniture pieces and a few accessories with a bold or bright shade.
Nothing can be more calming than white. Clean, crisp linens in white are just immaculate and can make any room look peaceful and consoling.
The color coral is warm and inviting like the glow of the sun. Having this shade in your bedroom or living area will make you feel like you’re in the middle of the Caribbean. Then, use natural linens and white trims to make the color pop.