It's true that our environment shapes our mood and our general outlook. From the weather and noise to the level of crowding, sensory experiences can directly impact our happiness at any given moment. And that is especially true of the colors around us.
Research has shown that “warm colors” are consistently rated as more stimulating and exciting while “cool colors” leave people feeling more restful and calm. But if you’re looking to improve your mood by painting a few key rooms in your home, you may wonder what specific colors you should consider.
Here are seven picks that experts and researchers have found to be the happiest colors.
This simple color has a magical ability to brighten up any space and give it that subtle glow that will lift your spirits. To reap the most benefits from the shade’s glowy charm, you might want to use it in your kitchen.
2. Bright Orange
Orange color can boost your mood, but you might have never thought to paint a wall with orange. Acocording to interior designers, the color orange is the most social of all colors. It reflects youth and energy and is a great choice for anywhere you want lots of action, activity, and high energy.
3. Gray Cloud
Bluish-gray shade has a soothing and calming effect.
Spending time outside or even looking at an image of nature has been found to be one of the most reliable ways to improve your emotional state. So why not try painting your walls a color reminiscent of the great outdoors?
5. Deep Blue
Blue is not just about calming. Blue has been linked with productivity, honesty, and authority.
6. Living Coral
Pinks create a playful, energetic feel that is great for lifting your mood. And one prominent example is Living Coral, selected as Pantone’s color of the year for 2019.
7. Bright Yellow
Plenty of research has shown that natural light is one of the most effective ways to improve one’s happiness. So it makes sense that paint colors that evoke the sun can lift your mood. What better way to mimic natural light in a room than with sunny yellow walls?
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