Creating Emotion through Paint Color


People are always looking to create a certain feel in a room. They may want energy in a workout room or calm in a bedroom. Many people do not know how to create that feel so let me help by giving you a little Color Knowledge.

Here is a list of colors and the emotion it will generate. The depth of the color as well as the hue and underlying tones will definitely play a factor in the degree of emotion created.  

A bright orange wall versus a soft pastel tangerine, while both being energetic colors in the orange family, will bring a different level of intensity, drama and feeling into a room.


                         Tangerine room





Orange Room










PINKGentles, acquiesces, promotes intimacy and affection.


ORANGECheers, expands, promotes informality and activity. Declassifies.


BLUERelaxes, refreshes and cools. Supports tranquility and trust.


YELLOW: Expands, warms, promotes communication and anticipation.


RED: Empowers, stimulates, dramatizes, impulsive, increases appetite.


GREEN: Rests, balances, normalizes, encourages emotional growth.  


Green Room



WHITE: Lights, purifies, cleans unifies, enlivens other colors.


BROWN: Stabilizes and supports. Secures. Is friendly and receptive.


BLACK: Strengthens, authorizes. Denotes status. Elegance. Ominous.


PURPLE: Creates mystery. Enlivens imagination. Spiritualizes.


So whether you are staging to sell or staging to live, make sure your rooms generate the emotion that you want and that it is correct for the room.

And don't forget….emotion starts right at your front door! 


Teal Front Door



 Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.

CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer


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Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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