Relaxing Paint Colors to Use for Your Home

Relaxing Paint Colors to Use for Your Home

You may not realize it, but the colors of your walls can tremendously impact your mood and well-being. And considering that we spend a lot of our time indoors, your house may be having a bigger effect on you than you think. 
There comes a time when you need to refresh your walls, so why not consider some new hues? Here are a few relaxing paint colors to consider. 

Soft blues

Many people find water calming and relaxing, so it makes sense that soft blue tones are excellent choices.  
Shades like pale aqua or powder blue can give rooms a sense of calm and serenity, which allow you to feel as if you're floating on gentle waters. They'll also remind you of peaceful skies, resulting in soothing effects. 
Soft greens

For the most relaxing paint colors, soft greens are great for your home's walls too. Muted shades such as sage or eucalyptus a peaceful and natural ambiance. Plus, green is associated with nature, so it'll promote relaxation. 
You can take things one step further by mixing your favorite light blues and greens together. Experiment with different ratios of each to get a unique hue. 

As you may already know, the smell of lavender promotes relaxation and tranquility. You might already use this scent to create zen-like spaces. 
Add to lavender's powerful effect by painting your walls this delightful color. It's ideal for areas where peace is necessary, such as your bedrooms or meditation spaces. 
If it's not quite a match, then try lilac instead. Other pale pinks can be just as effective too, especially if you're painting your baby's nursery. 

Soft yellow

What if you have a space you want to relax in, but still want to keep the energy levels up? For example, this applies to rooms like your kitchen, dining area, and bathrooms. 
Soft yellows will have a relaxing aesthetic, but provide a cheerful and sunny vibe too. Sitting in your dining room and looking at the chipper walls will make it difficult to be in a bad mood while you eat. 

Warm whites

True white paint can be harsh on your eyes and make it tougher to relax. But here's a secret: creamy or warm whites emanate a clean, airy, and inviting atmosphere. 
Plus, this shade can be used all over the house. Whether it's your bedrooms, bathrooms, or living areas, you'll feel cozy with warm white paints. 
Neutral tones

For a more timeless look, stick to neutral tones. Hues such as beige, taupe, and gray will withstand the tests of time while providing a serene backdrop for any room. 
In fact, all of these shades work well with various decorating styles. So if you're fickle and want to update your house as the years go by, you won't have to worry about the paint sticking out like a sore thumb. 
Earth tones

If neutral tones are too dull for you, then a happy middle ground is earth tones. These complement soft greens perfectly, as they'll also provide a connection to nature. 
Used alone, earth tones such as soft terracotta, muted mustard, or gentle browns can evoke a sense of grounding. They're amazing options if you want to create a cozy and rustic atmosphere. 
Colors to avoid


You now know about calm, relaxing paint colors, but what tones should you avoid? 
For one, don't use bright, bold reds. They're too energetic and can quickly become overwhelming. If you must use this color, then opt for deeper, muted reds, such as burgundy or wine. In addition, use them sparingly on accent walls. 
Stay away from dark and intense colors too. While they're easier on the eyes than neon or fluorescent shades (you shouldn't use these either), darker hues can suck the light out of rooms and make them feel tighter. Try to use these sparingly and balance them with lighter colors to keep spaces light and airy. 
Browse our selection of paints now to find the perfect warm, relaxing paint colors for your home. 

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