The Power of Paint: See How Wall Color Changes the Feel of a Room

The Power of Paint: See How Wall Color Changes the Feel of a Room

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Adrienne Breaux
Sep 28, 2017

It's probably not a surprise that color changes the look of a room. But perhaps even more importantly, it can change the feel of a room. In this post, find a series of GIFS that take this lovely white-walled room from one of our tours and adds different wall colors into the mix. You'll be able to see the visual effects of adding cool, warm, dark and more hues on the overall look and feel of the space.

Cool color:

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Though white is certainly serene, adding a cool paint color to a wall can be a way to add boldness while still maintaining peaceful vibes in a room.

Paint color suggestion → Sherwin-Williams' Aquaduct.


Warm color:

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Warm colors added to a room can help make a space feel motivating! Reds, oranges and yellows can make your blood pump just a little faster, not to mention make a room feel warmer (particularly nice in cold climates).

Paint color suggestion: Sherwin-William's Obstinate Orange.


Dramatic black:

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Nothing adds drama quite like a deep black wall! Whether you choose a matte black or something glossy, a black wall makes a statement and allows decor and furniture to stand out.

Black wall inspiration → 10 Rooms that Make Black Walls Work


Midnight blue:

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Though I still think black walls are lovely