Cantor’s Corner: Using Color to Set the Mood
Presented by Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
by Gregg Cantor
Resident Expert, The Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
Your home says a lot about you. What do you want it to say? Set the right tone for your home by choosing the right colors. There’s some great research about the psychological impact color can have on the human brain, and you can use specific colors to set the mood and create the environment you want.
How to Use Color to Set the Mood
Kitchens are a lively, active room in the house, so this is a great opportunity to use a bolder, more vibrant color. Reds, oranges and other warm tones work well here.
Small rooms, Hallways and Entryways
Smaller spaces can be opened up by lighter, inviting tones like yellow.
Your bedroom should be a relaxing sanctuary; the place you go to unwind at the end of the day. Calming hues like blues and greens can lower blood pressure and quiet the mind.
Of course, the most important facet of painting your home to represent your personality is that you should like the colors you live with.