For more than 50 years, the Home Supply & Lumber Center has maintained a presence in Hawthorne, New Jersey. In addition to an extensive line of lumber and other construction materials, the Home Supply & Lumber Center offers a wide selection of award-winning Benjamin Moore paints.
Have you ever felt confined in a cozy space, or uncomfortably exposed in a wide open area? You don’t necessarily have to spend money on expensive renovations to get better results. Paint color can significantly affect the appearance of a room, not to mention the crisp, clean look of a new coat. Lighting is another critical factor.
Cooler and lighter colors such as blue, green, and purple can open up a space and provide a relaxing atmosphere. Blue is a popular choice for offices, due to research suggesting its tendency to boost productivity, repress appetite, and encourage creativity.
Used judiciously, warmer colors such as red, orange, and earth tones can draw attention to the borders of a room and create an inviting atmosphere. Research also shows that red can improve attention to detail-oriented tasks and increase appetite, though especially bright hues can be an annoying assault on the eyes.
A Word on Lighting
Be aware that artificial and natural lighting can affect colors differently, and additionally the type of bulb (halogen, CFL, incandescent, LED, etc.) can have its own effects. Natural lighting is largely dictated by the position of the room. North-facing rooms receive cooler, bluish light in the early morning, while south-facing rooms receive abundant amounts of warm, dusky light.