Color Me Sold!!!!

Managing Real Estate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty

They say that the color of a room can affect your mood.

Here's the color spectrum analysis from the experts:


Purple:  Stimulates brain activity.  For the den perhaps?


Blue: Slows pulse rate, lower body temp. Sounds like a definite possibility for bedrooms, but beware of the shade of blue - and lean toward the darker hues.

Green: Soothing effect. Symbolizes renewal, youth, vigor. Sounds good for my bathroom!

Yellow:  Happiness, optimism. Supposedly your brain will release more serotonin when the eye takes in yellow.  I have a yellow VW Bug - and it seems to bring out violence, because I see lots of kids slugging their friends when I drive by.

Orange:  Energy and warmth. Once again - beware the shade...and go toward the muddy orange. Dining room or rec room perhaps?

Red:  Energy, excitement. Red is often associated with love - so it could be a good choice for adult bedrooms and dining rooms.

White:  Peace, simplicity, spaciousness.  Beware too much white - might make a room cold - but can be a great contrast to an accent wall.

Black: A great accent color in or out - but too much can be depressing

Location, location , location's all about where you put what color.........

Posted by

Ann Gioe, CRP

Managing Director

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty

Relocation Department


Comments (6)

Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties

Great post. I must have painted my bathroom blue 4 different times before I found the right one. Lighting can make a big difference too. I am also aware of the trim in my home. I have a dark cherry which accents some colors better than others. White trim seems to be great for going bold. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sep 26, 2011 08:32 AM
Ann Gioe, CRP, GMS
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty - Indianapolis, IN
Central and Southern Indiana Real Estate

working in Relocation - I've always preached neutral, neutral, neutral - so it's hard for me to embrace this sometimes!

Sep 26, 2011 08:37 AM
Bret & Meredith Amon
LIV-Sotheby's International Realty - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge, Keystone, Silverthorne, Frisco,

It's amazing what a change in color will do! Thanks for sharing. Meredith Amon. Breckenridge Colorado

Sep 26, 2011 08:37 AM
Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move

Ann...loved this!

Happy Week!!

Sep 26, 2011 08:54 AM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

This is a good color analysis, Ann! I have found that neutral is best for those who don't know how to properly use a splash of color. Too much is just, well...too much! But a touch of color can make a huge difference. Nice post!

Sep 26, 2011 09:29 AM
Ann Gioe, CRP, GMS
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty - Indianapolis, IN
Central and Southern Indiana Real Estate

Rose - agreed!  Some people should not be allowed anywhere near a paint can...

Sep 26, 2011 09:41 AM