Make Your Room Warm or Cool with the Right color

Choosing the most appealing color scheme for any room in your home is very difficult, and not just because of the near-limitless selection, you can choose from. It’s a little-known fact that the right color scheme can actually influence whether the room feels cool or warm, and figuring out which ones actually exude these temperatures is the challenge.

Luckily, you’ll only have to remember three major color schemes when it comes to choosing the temperate color for your home: warm, cool, and neutral color schemes.

Warm & Cool: Stimulating & Relaxing

Warm colors are generally stimulating, invoking feelings and even soothing our emotions. The main colors that generate warmth are red, orange, white, and yellow. These colors are best suited for rooms where a lot of socializing goes on, such as in the dining and living rooms. Red, in particular, is a tasty color that has the uncanny ability to make us feel hungry, which is why most fast food colors are dominated by these shades.

Cold colors are more soothing and are better for rooms where you’d want to relax and cool off. Blue, brown, grey, and darker shades of green all possess cool qualities and in contrast to warm colors, these calm down emotions and help us focus better. These color schemes are ideal for bedrooms and nurseries, as well as study areas where the cold color can help your mind relax and focus.


Contrast or Consistency?

Generally, you’ll want to keep your room in one color scheme in order for their properties to work. Dining rooms, for example, would benefit from a predominantly red color scheme with touches of orange and yellow, while a bedroom dominated by blue should have bits darker tone colors to further exude calmness.

It’s okay to be creative, though, and a mix of cool and warm colors can help really bring your home’s interior living spaces to life. The important rule to remember is that the warm and cool colors shouldn’t contrast that much, and should ideally be near each other within the color wheel.

The color red, for example, sits near the blue colors in the color wheel. Since red is a lighter color, the blue shades should be light as well if you want them to work together.

On the other hand, colors that are in direct opposition to one another can actually work as well, provided that the contrast is subtle. Green, for example, sits right across the color red. Although they naturally clash with one another, you can make a warm room dominated by the color red a lot warmer if you add a touch of green in certain areas.

At Painters Ottawa Ottawa, we know that choosing the right color scheme may not exactly be everyone’s specialty. If you need help deciding the best color schemes that generate warmth or coolness for your home’s interior living spaces, then give us a call and let us help you out. We can help you with interior painting and exterior painting.