Before you choose your home’s interior paint colour, think about the psychological effects that colour will have on you. You may not think about the colours of your walls too often, but every colour is proven to add a different energy or personality to a home and the people who reside there.

Remember that the most attractive colour combination may not have the best emotional effect on those who view it. Take a look at these three categories of paint colours to narrow down what emotion or “mood” you want to channel for your interior space (and call on Integrity Painting of Winnipeg when you’re ready to get started!):

Active

Hot reds, oranges, and yellows are considered active colours.

Red adds excitement to a space. Bright reds can even raise blood pressure and get your heart racing.

Orange is full of vibrancy and energy. An orange room with keep you motivated and feeling alive.

Yellow is a happy and fun colour. It also evokes energy in a space. However, take caution. A huge room of yellow is proven to actually agitate its occupants.

All of these colours stimulate conversation and create an active environment. The warm colours are associated with the warmth that comes from friendly interactions and relationships.

Passive

Cooler blues, greens, and purples are passive colours.

Blues, like the gentle waves of the sea, are relaxing and tranquil. Lavender tones have a similar calming effect.

Green is a restful colour and is often easy on the eyes. This colour in a space will help you concentrate, so it’s a great colour for a space that you spend a lot of time working in.

These chilling tones will help you slow down, relax, or focus on anything you need to get done.

Neutral

Your creams, whites, and grays create a neutral palette for your space. As you add or take away colours in the room’s décor, you can create or change the mood in an instant.

These colours also allow you to change the accent colours in your space to accommodate new trends and styles.

So the next time you paint your kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom in your home, think about what feelings you want to evoke. Use these colour guidelines to get you started.


If you have conflicting opinions about a colour palette, consult with a colour professional. Be sure to get your best results by hiring a professional painting team to give your interior space the high-quality paint job it deserves. You can always count on the local painting experts here at Integrity Painting for painting services throughout Winnipeg!