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Color is an inexpensive way to completely redo the color
scheme of a room -- without the costs of new furniture, accessories,
and other furnishings.
Colors affect us psychologically, and you should take into
consideration how you want a room to make you feel. How you
respond to certain colors can be a good guide for deciding
how to set a particular mood.
Colors can also have an effect on rooms and how
they affect you.
If you want a room that generates energy or excitement, choose
reds and oranges.
If you want to warm up or brighten a shady or darker room,
choose yellows, oranges and reds.
If you want to cool off a too-sunny southern exposure, choose
greens, blues and purples.
If you want to open up a small, dark area and make it seem
larger or brighter, choose white and yellow.
If you want to create a cozy, sophisticated feeling in a large
room, choose dark blues, brown.
If you want to create a calm, peaceful environment, choose
Preview Colors Online
If you want to visually experiment with different paint colors,
an excellent online tool is Benjamin Moore's "Color Preview",
which allows you to try different paint color schemes and