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Psychology of Color: Paint Colors for Every Personality

Homes are a reflection of their owners. What does yours say about your personality? Whether you’re Type A or Type B, outgoing or reserved, there’s no better place to be YOU than on the walls of your home. Let’s take a look at how you can best reflect your personality with a fresh coat of paint.

1) If you like to take action and have a dominant personality, RED is your color. For functionality, you can paint some red on your walls to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.

Psychology of Color: Red

2) Are you typically calm and relaxed? Then BLUE is the way to go! And if you’re not generally a relaxed person, this color can actually decrease the stress in your life. Blue is also thought to soothe illness and treat pain.

Master bedroom with light blue walls

3) Often considered the cheeriest of colors, it is no surprise that YELLOW denotes fun-loving, happy people (careful, it also correlates to those who are impatient). To brighten the moods of your guests, use this color in your home!

Psychology of Color: Yellow
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4) ORANGE is the color of optimist. This color is associated with social and energetic individuals. It has even been shown to enhance social interaction when used in a room.

Psychology of Color: Orange

5) If you consider yourself to be well balanced and self reliant, use some GREEN in your home to reflect your personality. This color promotes balance and growth.

Psychology of Color: Green

6) If you’re imaginative and creative,PURPLE is the best way to describe who you are in one color. Be cautious, though, to some this color means immaturity and impracticability.

Psychology of Color: Purple

7) Are you often described as loving and nurturing? Then, PINK is your personality color. This color also tends to be a favorite of the more feminine, girly audience.

Psychology of Color: Pink

8) If you’re the serious, down-to-earth one in your social circle, BROWN is great for your home. This color is often associated with security, protection and material wealth.

Psychology of Color: Brown

9) WHITE denotes purity, innocence and wholeness. It’s often thought of as the color of perfection.

Psychology of Color: White

10) Just can’t decide on which color best suits your personality? Go GRAY! Being neither black nor white, it’s the color of indecisiveness and compromise. See? There’s a color for everyone!

Psychology of Color: Gray