The more our world changes, the more we need homes that calm and heal. You can use paint color to create that atmosphere by choosing colors that reduce anxiety and depression, and bring on happiness and a sense of peace. Here are 11 paint paint colors to soothe your weary soul.
Paint color: Blue Jewel
Studies show that blue has a calming effect on our brains, making us feel safer and more comfortable. A deep, watery blue evokes the safety of the womb. Wrap yourself in comfort.
Paint color: Tea Time
The aptly named Tea Time, with its calming brown undertone, is a neutral pink that romances without being overly feminine. Pull in a touch of nature’s calm by pairing it with sage or khaki.
Paint color: Summer Breeze
Like its cousin, Deep Blue, this light turquoise hue calls to mind images of water. But instead of mountain lakes, it takes you straight to a Caribbean beach. So, even if a beach trip isn’t in your future yet, you can still envelop yourself in that relaxing feeling any time.
Paint color: Gooseberry
Saturated purples, like this deep chocolatey raspberry, impart a sense of mystery. Bring out your spiritual side with a color that will get you in touch with your inner calm.
Paint color: Moondance
Gray has played an important role in design over the last decade. A color like Moondance, with its delicate purple undertone, washes your room in a color that’s at once healing and on trend.
Paint color: Spring Blossom
Bring your space to life with this soft-yet-cheery lime green. To pull yourself out of the doldrums, accent it with aqua or turquoise, and trim its edges with crisp white.
Paint color: Graceful
Graceful is a soft, subdued blue is reminiscent of twilight. Use it to create a safe place for your mind to unspool after a day spent scrolling through your social feeds.
Paint color: Cool Slate
This warm, delicate greige is a perfect paint color for any room. Pair it with black or navy trim for an unforgettably meditative space.
Paint color: Easy on the Eyes
Yellow isn’t necessarily the first color to come to mind when you think “calm.” But its inherently sunny warmth adds a touch of happiness to any space. And right now, we could all use a dose of happy.
Paint color: El Capitan
Brown implies reliability and fortitude. Like its namesake, the towering Yosemite mountain Ansel Adams made famous, El Capitan’s rich beige helps us find our inner strength.
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