best colors for a home renovation

How to choose the best colors for a home renovation

The colors in the rooms in your home have to highlight your personality. While most of us can’t spend too much time thinking about what color to choose for a room or another, this decision affects every day of our lives. Color in the room can influence our mood and thoughts. Colors have an influence in many ways, depending on one’s age, gender, ethnicity, or local climate. Some colors or color groups tend to get a similar reaction to most people – the overall difference being in the hue or tone used.

So when it comes to renovating a room it’s important to choose the color wisely. To have a beautiful home, you don’t have to worry about trends. Color trends come and go. A home is beautiful because the people living in it put their personality in the colors they choose for decoration. Choosing some color combinations is a real challenge. Color has the power to change the shape and size of the pieces of furniture, as well as the shape and size of the room itself.

Choosing colors is not difficult, but if you master some basic information about colors and their effects it becomes much easier. So let’s find out more about the best colors for different rooms in your home as well as how they affect your mood.

Best colors for the bedroom renovation

Green is considered the most restful color for the eyes. Combining the coolness of the blue color with the joy of the yellow, green is suitable for almost any room in the house. In the kitchen, the green cools the atmosphere, in a living room, it encourages relaxation. Green also has a calming effect when used as the main color for a bedroom renovation. It is believed that this color reduces stress and helps people to relax. It is also believed that green stimulates fertility, making it an excellent choice for the bedroom.

Combines various shades of green and chooses accessories in neutral colors. Dark green is very good in natural light. In combination with yellow it is ideal for kitchens.

Best colors for the office or study renovation

Blue is said to reduce blood pressure and soothe alert breathing and lower heart rate. This is why it is considered a calming, relaxing and serene color, and is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. And yet: a pastel blue that looks good on a paint sample can become unpleasant when it stretches cold on the walls and furniture, especially in a room that receives little natural light. If you choose a light blue as a primary color in a room, balance it with warm shades for the furniture and accessories. To encourage relaxation in social spaces (family rooms, living rooms, large kitchens) choose warmer or brighter blue tones (such as turquoise or blue as the sky). Warm blue is known to have a soothing effect when used as the main color of a room. Dark blue has the opposite effect, evoking feelings of sadness.

For an office or a study, it gives a state of calm and it increases productivity. It fits into rooms with natural light and wooden floors. It can be combined with non-colors and other blue motifs. You have to be careful what you choose! Dark blue shrinks the room making it look claustrophobic, while a baby-blue may be too childish.

Best colors for the dining room renovation

Red raises the energy level in a room. It’s a good choice when you want to get excited, especially at night. In the living room or in the dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entry hall it creates a strong first impression. Red color has been shown to raise blood pressure, increase respiratory rhythm and heart rate. This color is usually considered too stimulating for bedrooms. Bold red hues pump the adrenaline like no other color.

Red also confers self-confidence, power, and energy. This warm and vibrant color, inspiring love and happiness, is recommended for naturally lighted dining rooms.

Best colors for the kitchen renovation

Yellow captures the warmth of the sun and communicates happiness. It is perfect for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms, as joyful colors are energizing and uplifting. In halls, entrances and small spaces, the yellow color becomes expansive and welcoming. Even if the yellow is a jolly color, it is not a good choice for creating the main color schemes when it comes to designing a room. In large quantities, this color tends to create feelings of frustration and anger. In chromo therapy, yellow is used to stimulate nerves and to purify the body.

Yellow fits any type of light and any floor, being perfect for kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms.

Best colors for the living room renovation

Neutral colors (such as black, gray, white, brown) are the basis for any type of room design. All neutral tonal color schemes are going in and out of fashion, but their virtue is flexibility: they can animate things or calm the atmosphere of a room.

White living spaces are perfect for relaxation and in combination with pops of color here and there, especially with metallic hues, such as gold, copper or the latest trending rose-gold color, white make a room seem more “expensive” and elegant. Therefore, it is perfect for a living room that can be modern, romantic, classic or minimal, depending on your personal preferences.

Best colors for the bathroom renovation

Purple, in its more darker shades (eggplant, for example) is intense, dramatic and sophisticated. This color is associated with luxury as well as creativity, and as a secondary color or a color accent, it provides depth to the color scheme. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same resting quality to a room, just as blue, but without its coldness.  This is why it is perfect for bathrooms.

Best colors for additional rooms

If you have an extra room or if you renovated the basement and turned it into something new, you can also opt for specific colors.

Orange evokes emotion, enthusiasm and is an energetic color. Although it doesn’t fit a living room or bedroom, this color is ideal for a sports room or a fitness room. In ancient cultures, orange was thought to heal the lungs and increase energy.

Black, although it may seem like a too dark option is perfect for entertainment rooms or for media rooms, because it increases the viewing experience when the eyes need to focus on a screen.

No matter what your plans are for a home renovation, if you intend to have an extensive home remodeling project, to make an addition to your home or just to make some small changes, Good Deal Remodeling is here to help you. You can contact us to tell us about your remodeling plans and we will make sure to offer you the best solutions through our remodeling services.