Photo courtesy of The Paint Quality Institute

When painting your home, take cues from color psychology

Color: Orange
Orange is a happy color. More attention-getting than yellow, orange has an energy and warmth about it.

Muddy shades are useful in many parts of the home, but vivid tones may appear raw and flamboyant.

Zimmer’s advice: “Orange is clearly not the color of calm, so it’s best to bypass it when painting a bedroom or any other area where you want to relax.”

  • Ceilings: energizing and advancing.
  • Walls: soft peachy tones are warm and glowing. Bright tones are energetic, burnt orange shades are rich and warm.
  • Floors: creates movement.

While orange is reserved typically for accents, pastel oranges are cheerful and lively. When this hue is close to peach, it has the ability to enhance skin tones, and therefore would be a suitable color in a bathroom.

Orange bathroom photo courtesy of The Paint Quality Institute
Orange bathroom photo courtesy of The Paint Quality Institute
Color psychology: red | pink | orange | yellow | green | blue | purple | black | white | grey | brown



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