Word has got around that colors have different effects on us. But did you know that you can also influence the effect of the room, depending on which of the four walls you paint? With wall paints you can completely change the effect of a room. We explain how it’s done.
Colors have different effects on our perception of space and our wellbeing. Not all colors are equally suitable for every room. The best known color effects are
- Red: has a stimulating, warming and energizing effect, but can quickly become overwhelming and should therefore only be used selectively in the wall design and not in the bedroom or children’s room.
- Orange: Promotes conviviality, appetite and job satisfaction and is therefore particularly suitable as a wall paint in the office and dining room.
Yellow: Yellow promotes creativity, concentration and eagerness to learn and can therefore be used in children’s rooms.
- Green: Green is calming, has a harmonizing and refreshing effect. The color also promotes balance and concentration.
- Blue: Blue combats stress, has a harmonizing effect and helps you to fall asleep. This makes a light shade of blue ideal for bedrooms and children’s rooms
- Purple: has a balancing, regenerating and inspiring effect and promotes creativity.
Find the right wall color
When choosing the wall color, be sure to pay attention to quality. Wall paints from experienced manufacturers deliver rich color results and high-quality color coverage.
Those who value particularly ecological wall design will find what they are looking for with manufacturers of natural paints.
Wall colors with special recipes react subtly to light and shadow and give your walls an additional dimension. Here it is worthwhile to go for more expensive wall paints.
Regardless of the effect of the chosen shade, an excess of color can literally overwhelm the room. You should therefore choose a more reserved color shade or just design individual walls. In addition, limit yourself to a maximum of two different color tones for the wall design, otherwise the room quickly looks restless.
Change the effect of the room with wall colors
The darker the selected color, the more intense the color effect. At the same time, the following applies: the darker the wall color, the smaller the room appears. With the clever use of dark and light surfaces, you can completely change the effect of a room and, for example, make small chambers more spacious and wide halls more homely.
Paint small rooms in light colors, these visually expand the room and it looks bigger immediately!
You can influence the effect of a room not only by choosing the wall color, but also by designing individual walls. You can find out what room effect you can create with wall paints in the picture gallery.
Change the effect of the room through the targeted use of wall paints
Wall color 1: Visually shorten rooms with dark front sides
Dark front sides with otherwise light surfaces make the room appear shorter.
Wall color 2: A dark ceiling makes rooms look lower
A dark ceiling makes particularly high rooms appear lower.
Wall color 3: Light ceilings for a higher spatial effect
Paint the ceiling and a wide band along the walls a lighter color to make low rooms look higher.
Wall color 4: light base
Paint your walls all around up to waist height in a lighter shade in order to make the room appear more visually.
Wall color 5: Dark ceiling and front side
A darkly painted ceiling and front walls in the same color tone visually stretch the room.
Wall color 6: Dark walls and ceiling
If the walls and the ceiling are painted in a uniform, darker shade, the room appears smaller. Rooms that look like a hall benefit from this trick.
Wall color 7: Light wall in the center
A front side framed by dark walls and a dark ceiling stands out particularly. This is where extravagant furniture comes into its own.
Wall color 8: dark long sides, light ceiling.
Dark long sides in combination with a light ceiling and light front sides frame the room.
Wall color 9: Dark walls, light ceiling
If the walls are painted a darker shade than the ceiling, the room appears higher.
Wall color 10: Light wall color
A room that is uniformly painted in a light shade looks larger.