How to Choose the Right Colors for Each Room in Your New Home

Written by Posted On Monday, 05 January 2015 05:50
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The process of moving into a new home is filled with decisions. Where to move, how much to spend, what to take from your old home, what to leave, and what to buy new can fill your every waking thought during your moving process. Each decision can have lasting repercussions in your new home. One of the most important decisions to make is choosing the color schemes for each room in your new home. You can work on this decision in advance by starting with researching what colors mean and then carefully planning your color and design out for your new home. Color can be tricky to blend and match with your furniture, so it does take quite a bit of effort and thought to come up with the right design. The following tips can help show you how to choose the best color for you and your family in each room of your new home.


Color and Mood


Why all the fuss about colors in your new home? White walls and bland colors can be very boring; but not only that, the colors of each room can actually influence and change the mood of the occupants of that room. You have the ability to show not only your style, but also influence your own mood and the moods of your family and guests that visit. Colors have been shown to influence mood and even how warm or cool you feel depending on the surroundings. Therefore, you can help your family and guests feel warm with color or stay cool and calm too.



What Do Colors Mean?


Since colors can affect mood, it is important to understand what colors mean for your mood and the room in general. 


·       Red can represent passion and is a popular bedroom color. However, too much red can be overpowering, so choose your red design elements carefully. Red had been shown to increase heart rate and also helps give people that “get up and go” feeling.


·       Blue is a cool and calming color and is a great color for a home office or excitable children. Studies and libraries are often blue too which makes them good for relaxing and curling up with a good book. However, blue also represents trust and wisdom, which is why shades of blue are also a great color for those types of rooms.


·       Green is known as a color of healing. It can be all-natural and wholesome. Kitchens are often green if you like to cook with all-natural ingredients, it can help represent that. The other popular room for shades of green is the bathroom. A green bathroom with the healing and all-natural elements can pull off a spa-like atmosphere and be a place where you retreat each day to relax, heal, and renew.


Those are just three ideas for specific colors of paint and design elements. Different shades of the colors mentioned can give a different feel to each room. However, you can choose a mix of colors to make a room calming, elegant, vibrant, or warm. You should do your own research so that you can customize each room according to your liking, your style, and how it can combine with the furniture and design elements that you already have and are taking with you to your new home. 


Don’t be Afraid to Use Colors, Textures, and Designs


Many home owners shy away from colors because they are unsure of how it will look. There are design programs that can help you make the decisions on color. Plain colors can also be simple or even boring. Remember that there are different types of paint finishes and also texture treatments that you can apply to painted walls to add to the design quotient. If you research through design magazines, websites, and television shows, you can find the right blend of paint colors, textures, and design elements that bring out your taste and style while invoking the right mood you desire to achieve in each room. When you are moving into a new home this is the best time to try out new colors before you get all of your furniture and other things into the home. If you wait until afterwards, then you have to worry about covering and protecting everything when you paint or texturize, or wallpaper the walls. If you are afraid of color, start out small and expand to your liking as you see fit. Use the right blend of colors, textures, and design elements and you will see an overall balance in the colors and designs of your home.





As you can see, when moving into a new home, the task of choosing the right color schemes for each room can be important and have a lasting effect on the dynamic of your home. Color can have an effect on mood and how you and your guests feel in each room. Take control of that with the right colors, designs, and textures that can really show your personality too. When you do your research in advance, having the idea for your color and design concept in advance can help make the move in process easier and even fun for you. Learn what colors mean and research specific shades and blends to help make your impact stronger. Remember not to be afraid to use colors, textures, and designs. Use what you learn to create some design focal points in each room and highlight the architectural design elements of each room. While different color schemes are great for each room, you should try to keep some continuity of design and style elements throughout your new home. 


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Jason Hall

Jason Hall is blogger and Brand Manager for  He enjoys sharing tips on moving and relocation.

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