Warm & Cool Colors

Colors can even make you smile, relieve your stress and help you wander off into a good night’s sleep. So how do we know which colors are best for each task? That’s a good question. Designers are always throwing around terms like warm colors and cool colors. But what do they really mean?

Warm Colors

Warm colors are made with orange, red, yellow and combinations of these and similar colors. As the name indicates, they tend to make you think of warm things, such sunlight and heat. Visually, warm colors look as though they come closer, or advance (as do dark colors), which is why they’re often used to make large rooms seem cozier. If you have a huge bedroom that you want to look more intimate, try painting it a warm color such as terra cotta or brown to make it feel cozier

Cool Colors

Cool colors are typified by blue, green and light purple. They have the ability to calm and soothe. Where warm colors remind us of heat and sunshine, cool colors remind us of water and sky, even ice and snow. Unlike warm colors, cool colorslook as though they recede, making them great for small rooms you want to appear larger.

        If you have a tiny bedroom or powder room that you want to visually enlarge, try painting a color such as light blue to make it seem more spacious.
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