So, first on the list, is it true that paint color is an expression of your personality...? I think my home would be a reflective and resounding "YES!!!" to this question... Color has a psychological effect for certain (hint: blue is said to calm and subdue the appetite...hmm, I think many of us might need to rethink our kitchen color, haha). Ok, so does this mean we choose certain colors based on certain wavelengths in our thinking/personality?!
If you stop and look around in your home, you are probably able to pick up on a theme (or two). We might step out occasionally but most of us have a proclivity for certain types of shades, and there is a definite reason behind it...(it has been said that my leaning is almost always toward some hue or shade of pink, whether soft baby pink or bold, bright, beautiful, wow pink...and ok, yes, I might POSSIBLY agree). So, what is the reasoning behind our color choices??? What, you may ask, do these color choices reflect about our personalities..?
Research shows that colors that are warm and associated with sunshine and roaring fires, such as yellow, orange, rose, pink (yay, here is my favoritest color- pink, let's see what it says..?)- these colors have a cheerful, welcoming effect in their personality...and most likely, so do you We get a fuzzy, warm feeling from these colors that goes beyond symbolism of what they represent in the physical world. Because of their brightness, warm shades appear to spring forward, literally making a room feel more intimate; cool hues, on the other hand, seem to recede, expanding a space.
If you are drawn to blues and their brethren, you probably view your home as an oasis of calm in a hectic world. You may also be a bit of an introvert (no negative implication). In studies, people tend to associate pale to medium blues, lavenders, and greens with the sky, a body of water or a wide-open field- elements we perceive as being tranquil and soothing. Relaxed and calm people tend to gravitate to these colors, or those who long to feel calm and relaxed. I have my bathroom in a shade of teal/blue and it certainly is relaxing when sitting in a warm, soothing bubble bath.
Then there are those individuals who are drawn towards jewel tones...the glittery, bold, bright, and beautiful tones... Colors that seem plucked from the red carpet on Oscar night- ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst, topaz, fuschia,- these colors lend instant va-va-voom and wow to a space- and just like these colors, you are probably outgoing, confident and super creative!!! The wonderful thing about these colors is they can make a room without much architectural interest feel glamorous, create intimacy in an imposing space, and play up the coziness in a small room These colors are my favorites and my home reflects it!!!
And last but certainly not least, if you gravitate towards neutrals...like rocks along the coast or monuments of marble or granite- colors like gray, brown, beige, and ivory have a feeling of permanence and a crisp, classic look. If this appeals to you, you are probably even-keeled and practical, and not interested in re-painting your rooms every few years because you’ve tired of the shades. You may also be in on a trade secret: earthy walls allow you to use more color in your accessories and furnishings...if you have a neutral backdrop then you can allow the pops of color you add in accessories to really shine...or add lots of texture and mix dark and light to create great contrast. A space with great contrast and heavy mixings of texture and patterns ensure that the eye is always moving, making it impossible to say that this space is boring!!! (hint: zebra or leopard print go superb in this setting)!!!
In conclusion, I think it is safe to say that color is definitely reflective of our thoughts and personalities...and this means we can truly learn A LOT about one another and ourselves by what we surround ourselves with, even starting with the color of our walls!!! HOW NEAT IS THAT?! I say, pretty neat for sure!!!