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4 Paint Colors to Lighten Up Your Mood

Feeling stressed lately? Let these hues improve your mood


The color of your room can affect your mood. Simply by choosing the right shade, you'll be able to feel energized and relaxed, just by the sight of colorful accents and walls.

If you're still unsure as to which hue to use at home, let these colors inspire you to create a happy space that fits your personality. 

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Red: Energetic

Red is a strong color that energizes any room. It evokes an exciting feeling as well as helps stimulate your appetite. The boldness of red can be overwhelming sometimes so you may opt to use it only as an accent color for your entryway or kitchen.

Pair red with a neutral color such as white or beige to instantly make an impression when you welcome guests. You can also paint your kitchen cupboards and cabinets red to make it appealing. 

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Blue: Relaxing

Just like the calmness of the sea, the shade of blue adds a sense of calm in any room. After a long day at work, this shade can help you relax and enjoy a good night's sleep.

If you have a small bedroom, blue can make a small space seem larger. You may also consider painting your ceiling with a sky blue hue.

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Brown: Comfy

Brown gives any room a natural and comfortable vibe. Consider painting your living room tan or ochre to create a warm and inviting space for your family and friends. You may also pair beige with neutral shades such as green to achieve an area that's reminiscent of your favorite resort. 

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Yellow: Happy and Vibrant

Yellow communicates happiness, optimism, and warmth. If you want to foster a cheery and joyous mood in your home, consider painting your dining area with sunshine yellow to evoke a bright and positive disposition.

You may also use yellow as an accent color in your living area. Opt for yellow, sunglow, or mustard slipcovers and decor pieces. 

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