Colors influence mood. From bright and intense pigments to deep, soothing hues, colors can impact how we think and feel. Here’s how wall colors can affect moods when people are in the living and dining rooms of your Midland home.

Living Rooms

Traditional neutral colors can create a relaxing atmosphere in your living room. Accessories in muted shades can add to a sense of calm.

For example, camel-colored living room walls can go well with muted burgundy or green accessories. Or, you can go in the opposite direction and use brightly-colored accessories to create a different look.

Dining Rooms

Although some families tend to use their dining rooms only for special meals and occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this space presents an opportunity to go all-out with wall color. In fact, some design experts say the color you choose for your dining room walls can influence how much your guests eat.

Boost Appetites with Yellows & Reds

Warm colors like yellow make people feel hungry, says Sally Augustin, a principal at Design With Science.  This jovial pigment can influence guests to finish off their meals. Red can boost energy, and appetites, too.

Decrease Appetites with Blues, Light Pinks & Emerald Greens

Unless you want a lot of leftovers tomorrow, avoid using blues, light pinks, and emerald greens. Blue is associated with rest and cooling-off, and just might have your dining guests skipping seconds. Light pinks with gray or blue tones can have the same effect. Saturated colors, like emerald green, can energize your dinner guests. However, after long periods of exposure to the color, they could become wary and make an early exit.

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