What color represents welcome

Choosing home interior color schemes for your home or office that are welcoming and inviting can end up becoming a big challenge. You can easily get overwhelmed by the many color schemes, color hues, intensity, saturation, tints and undertones available. But knowing some basic interior coloring concepts and schemes that look amazing together will help you.  In this article I will go over color choosing tips that will make things so much easier for you when choosing the perfect colors for your home.

Choose home interior colors that says welcome and are amazing

What color represents welcome?

  1. Choose a color scheme by using these guidelines. Live in cool climate then choose warm colors.
  2. Live in warm climate then choose cool colors.
  3. Colors look the best if windows are facing south and you pick cool colors.
  4. And if room windows are facing north then pick warm colors.
  5. In a room with lots of activity choose warm hues.
  6. If your space has less activity choose cool hues.
  7. In a house where the room is used only by one person then choose that person’s color preference.
  8. Select and match paint to existing furniture, cabinets and built-in shelves and window treatment.
  9. If your house has a room where there is not much natural lighting then choose light cool pigments for paint.
  10. Deep rich colors go well with lots of natural light.
  11. All test paint samples because each pigment has a  different intensity on the wall due to room lighting.
  12. Choose several shades of the same color and observe the color at different times of day.
What color represents welcome?

For starters let’s talk about the physiology of colors and how they relate to the body and mind. When looking at a color palette you will see warm tones and cool tones. Knowing what moods these colors will invoke will help greatly when choosing colors for your home.

Choose warm home interior tones or warm colors are reds, oranges and yellows. These colors are associated with energy, playful and are full of life. Red is considered to be the hottest of these colors and considered to be the most passionate of the warm tones. Red can be used in bedrooms. Orange is considered to be a conversation color and can be use in kitchens. Yellow is bright and cheerful and can be used in the living room and is used to liven up a room.

Pick Warm Home Interior Color Schemes That Occur Naturally

Interor Warm Color Decorating Tip

In this photo by Deborah Cortelazzi note the the use of natural colors. The floor and walls are neutral hues while the accessories are warm colors. The primary color from the artwork “Red” was used to accessorize the room. Looks very clean and modern.

Choosing Cool Tone Home Interior Colors

Pick cool tone colors that inspire relaxation and mediation in your home. Cool tones or colors are greens, blues, indigos and violets. Green is a calming color. It’s also a color of nature. And great for bedrooms and bathrooms. Blues are also calming and is the color of water. It’s also perfect for bathrooms and spas. Violets and Indigos are more spiritual and thoughtful and are great for mediation.

Cool Color Bedroom Design

In this photo by Christopher Jolly primary colors of the bedroom are neutral. A deep hue of Blue accent is used to add interest.

Choose a Cooler Blue Interior Color Scheme for Living Rooms

Living room Photo by Naomi Hébert is accented with a Blue Love Seat. The primary Blue color is pulled from the the artwork.

Cool Accents in the Living Room

Photo by Jarosław Ceborski. Neutrals with warm hue of deep Blue. Very nicely done for a South facing window.

White represents purity, intellect and peace. White is also great for bedrooms, offices spaces and areas where you would like to think, work or concentrate.

Black and browns are usually considered ground colors and can be used through the office or home tying in different colors.

Home Interior Color Choice #1

Choosing between a warm color palette and a cool color palette can be influenced by what region of the country you live in. For example, if you live in a colder climate you would most likely choose warm colors. And the opposite is true if you live in a warmer climate.

Colder Climate Scheme

Choose warm colors if living in a colder climate. Photo by Tom Holmes

Home Interior Color Choice #2

Also windows orientation can influence your color selection. For example a home of office with south facing windows would have a cool color palate and a home or office with north facing windows would have a warm color palette.

Home Color Choice #3

The activity taking place in each room can also influence color palette. Rooms where there are lots of activity and stimulation would tend to go with warmer colors and rooms with less activity would be best suited with a cooler color palette.

Room with Lots of Activity

Choose warm colors if the room has lots of activity. Photo by Nik MacMillan.

Home Color Choice #4

Rooms that are used by one person will tend to favor that person’s individuals color preference. Rooms used by many people will need to meet their needs therefore may not use intense colors.

My Favorite Color

Favor individuals color preferences for rooms only used by one person. Photo by Oliur.

Home Color Choice #5

The main objective is for you to do your research first. Research includes taking paint samples and matching them to your existing furniture, accessories like rugs, fabrics, curtains, drapery and artwork. When choosing a color be sure to consider the things in the room where the color is permanent. For example, consider the floor, tiles, cabinets and or built-in shelves and window treatment.

Home Color Choice #6

Also consider any main large pieces of furniture. Pick out the main colors of each and match your color or use them as a guide to your new color.

Consider Furniture Color

Match color to living room furniture color. Photo by Becca Tapert.

Home Color Choice #7

Lighting can also be a deciding factor when choosing a shade of color. If your room does not get much natural lighting then you can paint the walls with a light cool color. Deeper richer colors go well in rooms that get lots of natural light. By using a deeper richer color it makes the room quiet and serene.


Lighting can have a big impact on color in your living room. Photo by Armin Djuhic

Home Color Choice #8

The color on the paint samples never look the same when on your walls. Also the color you see in other houses will look much different than in your home of office. This is due to the lighting, furniture color and architectural design details. A great idea if you are not sure is to paint one wall and live with the color for a while before committing and painting the entire room.

Working with Paint Samples

Samples can look very different once applied to your wall. Photo by Samuel Zeller

Home Color Choice #9

Start by choosing a color and then choose several shades of the same color. Pick a wall in the room that you plan to paint and then by using blue painters tape mark off at least a two foot by two foot square. Paint each square using each of the color samples. Make sure to apply at least two coats of paint and allow for the paint to dry, before making a decision. Plan on living with the color for at least a day or two. This will give you a chance to observe the color in the morning, afternoon and at night. You will see that due to the lighting and other factors one color will appeal to you more than others.

Color Shades

Start by choose several shades of the same color. Photo by Nathan Dumlao. I like these shades. I may even drink one!

Home Color Choice #10

These are just a few of some general tips and are to be used lightly and are not hard and fast rules. The main thing to remember if to have fun.

Fun with Colors

Photo by Lidya Nada. Having fun choosing your colors!

Choosing Colors Made Easy

Physiology of colors is a really big influence. Knowing how to divide the color palette into warm and cool colors makes choosing a color much easier.  Also knowing my clever color hacks makes choosing colors even easier.

My Home Interior Color Preferences

I tend to go with more natural colors in lighter shades. I primarily match to my artwork or fixtures in the room that I know I cannot change the color of. I do this because on several occasions I used primary colors in a deep tone for wall color and after a year or so I got tired and board of the color. The only way to make a change was to repaint the room.

By going with a lighter more natural wall color and matching furniture or artwork with accessories makes changing things up much easier. Just change the accessories no need to repaint the entire room.

Also another good hack is to paint one wall in a primary color. For example paint the wall directly behind the bed in a bedroom to add color. It’s much easier to repaint one wall if you get tired of the color.

I hope this article was of value to you and you either learned something new or got some ideas for choosing colors.

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