Colors speak volumes about our personalities. You may not know it, but you would be amazed by finding out how much our favorite colors reveal about us. A number of color experts concur that colors affect and express our personalities in one way or another. Ask yourself, what message does a color send? What message am I putting out there with this color choice on my home walls? There are numerous colors to choose from for interior or exterior painting. When trying to decide about your color of choice, it’s about more than just the color looking good. Does the color reflect the real you?
Think of a person that has just finished building his home and has been through the mystifying process of color picking, and the paint job has been done perfectly by the best paint professionals. The person is anxious to showcase his home to his friends. When the big day arrives for the housewarming party, one of his colleagues says to him, “Congratulations Joe, I have been around the house and noticed that most rooms are painted yellow, you must be an outgoing person, and I can tell that you have very high self-esteem.” In reality, Joe is an introvert with very low self-esteem; he has a hard time bonding with his neighbors. Joe never realized that the color yellow represents high self-esteem. Perhaps this is why he never felt quite at home with this color on the walls. If he knew, he probably wouldn’t have painted the majority of his house yellow. At some point, Joe might consider repainting his home.
You don’t want to send the wrong message by choosing a color that looks good but does not reflect the true you. To prevent this, familiarize yourself with some basic color psychology and send the right impression. People will know who you are and what you represent. Discussed below are the meanings of colors and what they say about you.
Examples of warm colors include pink, peach, yellow and orange. They carry the feeling of a welcoming personality that is cheerful. Painting your interior and exterior walls with such colors shows that you are a welcoming person who loves hosting visitors. When you paint your house with warm colors like orange or hues of yellow, it shows that you do not mind multitasking or engaging in various activities. Such colors raise perceived temperatures of rooms because they inspire action. Warm colors bring out the message that you are an all-around person.
Dark colors like purple, red or blue conveys a sense of security and comfort. Painting the interior of your house with such colors shows that you are in a comfortable position and that you are confident with your sense of security. Painting the color blue can mean that you are an introvert who prefers relaxing indoors away from the world’s hassles.
Perhaps you are undecided on the paint color you want in your home. This may lead to selecting the latest trending color. Or maybe you do not want to be left behind so you join the trending bandwagon and paint the latest “it” color. Doing so may communicate that you are a supportive person. At the same time, it can portray you as a copycat and indecisive person. If you are the sort of person that likes to ride on the wave of trends, know in advance that you will need to repaint more often to stay current.
Bright colors such as vibrant shades of green, orange, yellow and blue provide feelings of expansiveness. People that paint the exterior parts of their homes with such colors are regarded as outgoing and friendly. For instance, painting the interior of your home green portrays you as a humble and practical person who has their life in control. It also portrays you as a dependable person that enjoys helping others. Bright colors are considered happy colors. Painting them in kitchens and dining areas is excellent because they encourage communication.
Making sure you are sending the right message with your paint color is made all the more simple when you know a bit about the meaning of colors. If you are still undecided and you would benefit from additional support, C.E.T. Painting is here to help. We specialize in interior and exterior painting and will provide color consultation so you won’t be stressed by the thousands of choices available. Give us a call to schedule an appointment for an estimate (914) 615-1415 or visit our website.