Take advantage of Sandman Painting's free colour consultations that include extensive colour selections so you can choose the most appropriate colour for the inside and outside of your home. Sandman Painting uses the most comprehensive, up-to-date colour charts available.
The Science of Colour
The colours surrounding you, such as those of the walls in your home or of rooms you spend a significant amount of time in, can have an affect on your moods. Colours impact us in both positive and negative ways and have been shown to affect concentration and performance! Builders, decorators and many organizations employ a strategic approach to colour selection. Builders and decorators will choose light paint colours for rooms to give the appearance of 'open space' and many companies use soothing paint colours in waiting rooms, lounges and foyers to invoke feelings of relaxation and welcome. Facilities from daycares to prisons employ strategic colour application in play rooms, interview rooms, offices and areas where occupants spend a lot of time, to promote desired emotional responses. All colours are derived from the 3 primary colors of red, blue and green. Certain colors absorb and reflect more light than others. To the human eye, these differences in the spectrum of colors can be detectable even to a very small degree. A change or modification of colours that surrround you such as the colour of your walls, can create changes in other aspects of your life. As appealing to the eye as they are, colours affect us on a deeper level and our preferences for different colours and combinations of colours changes over time. Colours can work together, not just for coordination, but to provide transition in a room, accentuate, strengthen/mute other colours or pull a whole scheme together. Whatever the atmosphere you are trying to create or the mood you are hoping to evoke, colours along with lighting, accessories, arrangement and texture can contribute to the stimulating or relaxing environment that you want.
The Feeling of Colour
How Colours Make You Feel
PINK - soothes, promotes affection
YELLOW -cheers, increases energy, expands the size of a room
WHITE - purifies, unifies, enlivens other colors
BLACK - authoritative, shows discipline, encourages independence
ORANGE - cheers, stimulates appetite and conversation