What Paint Colors Mean

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Because colors can evoke different moods, it is important to know how the color of paint in a home will affect your home's atmosphere.

White, Gray and Black

  • White evokes air, light, purity, truth, sterility, simplicity and youth. Gray evokes elegance, formality, neutrality, respect, stability, subtlety, wisdom, urban sprawl and balance. Black evokes sorrow, mystery, rebellion and sophistication.

Earth Tones

  • Brown and beige shades promote feelings of calm, nature, richness, tradition and dependability.

Warm Tones

  • Red, orange, and yellow are warm or hot colors. They evoke intensity, passion, boldness, energy, happiness, enthusiasm, desire and optimism.

Cool Tones

  • Cool tones, like blue and green, evoke nature, wealth, initiative, youth, confidence, security, harmony, unity, loyalty and strength.

Magenta, Purple, Indigo and Violet

  • These colors conjure magic, wisdom, pride, romanticism, spirituality, creativity and luxury.

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