Paint colors play an important role in decoration. They are classified into 3 categories: neutral colors (white and gray), cool colors (blue, green, and purple), and warm colors (orange, red, and yellow). But they can be mixed to give other shades. Of course, each individual has his own perception of the color he sees, depending on his age, his sex, his cultural environment, his personality, etc.
But, in general, each color has a particular meaning. In this article, we will focus on warm color paintings, which are characterized by the feeling of warmth they provide. We will develop the common and respective meanings of some colors and reveal the shades suitable for each room. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know about warm colors.
The common meanings of warm color paintings
Energetic and therapeutic benefits
According to some studies, the waves sent back by warm colors provide energetic properties. Chronotherapy is a technique derived from traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. Indeed, warm colors bring vibrations acting on our mental, emotional and physical health. They reduce, for example, your stress and revitalize your biological body.
An optimization of your well-being
In addition to the sensation of warmth, warm colors offer other sensations, such as comfort, sharing, intimacy, conviviality, joy, and good mood, while illuminating your room. The degree and type of feeling you get depend on the dosage. The combination and mixing of colors is often the prerogative of professionals.
The respective meanings of warm color paints
This color refers to the earth and autumn and brings vitality and health. Thus, it is advisable to adopt orange color paint for your kitchen to stimulate your dynamism to cook and for your dining room to keep you in good health. Being a warm color, you can also use it as your living room paint. In terms of interior design, it is also used to attract attention, despite being less powerful than red.
In general, red is associated with love, passion, and intimacy. That’s why some married people or couples prefer this color as the main painting of their bedroom and bathroom. For some, it is linked to fire and violence because it has the same color as blood. For others, it is used to attract public attention (road signs) and is the flagship color for important events (red carpet).
Its perception can also vary from one country to another. In India, red is symbolic of festivities such as weddings, as most of the bride and groom dress in red during the ceremony. In China, this color announces luck, prosperity, and happiness. However, in South Africa, it is a sign of mourning.
It is the brightest of all the warm colors, which leads it to reflect more energy than the others. It is associated with sunshine and summer. This color is considered to be a synonym for cowardice, deceit, and danger. It is also perceived in different ways, depending on each country. For example, in India, it is highly valued in the business world, as merchants and traders use it extensively. In Japan, it symbolizes courage, while in Egypt, it is a color of mourning.
When painting your interior, it is important to differentiate the tones and shades of yellow depending on the room you are painting. For more information on these shades, ask an experienced painter. Opt for light yellow for a baby’s or child’s room, which promotes joy and happiness, such as chick yellow and straw yellow. Choose golden and dark yellow for an adult room, which symbolize maturity. However, it is important to use them in moderation to avoid certain imbalances. For this, combine them with paintings or other decorative elements of cold colors.
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