Thought this would be fun to share from Pinterest. It kind of funny that deep blues, including electric blues are making a huge come back this year. As I mentioned before 'blues' were ranked number #1 for overall ROI on home resales. Followed closely by all 'neutrals'. The worst performer was by far darker beiges & camel colours, which actually had a net 'negative effect' on ROI. I personally like the golds, bronze & black. Now with over 10,000+ colours in all the paint manufacturers catalogues theres plenty of room to play with so many possible variations.
Red- Evokes images of power, sophistication, fear & passion.
Blues- The opposite of Red, evokes relaxation, lowering blood pressure and calming
Greens- Green is easy, it's tied to the environment. Fresh, back to life,rebirth and all that surrounds us outside.
Yellow- Think the sun, happy joyous feelings, euphoria. All though most professionals agree that if it's overdone it can actually have a negative effect.
Orange- The sunniness of yellow with red's depth. Orange evokes action or movement & enthusiasm.
Black - Think regal, higher end. More sophistication, again to much of a good think is not good. Black for accents, not for entire spaces, has a dark side connotation also.
Pink- Physical tranquility, femininity, love and sexuality.
White- Think new, hygiene, clean, purity and sophistication.
So much literature has been written on this topic. Just trying to help you get the creative juices flowing. Colours can be fun and exciting, they can also be a real drag if you don't achieve the look you were going for. There are many colour visualizer software programs on-line that can aid in your decision making process. I personally recommend, Benjamin Moore's personal color viewer program. You can instantly pick any room in your house and view it in any of there offered colours.
In conclusion, if you know your painting you home or condominium to put it up for sale, think blues, and neutral colours. As I mentioned before they have the best ROI for re-sale properties. On the other hand if your painting simply to capture your own unique style or personality, I say just go for what makes you happiest.
And as always it matters who does the rolling! Keep us in mind for you for your next painting project.