Beat Those Winter Blues With Some Fresh Color Inside

Feeling blue about the holidays ending? You may be able to lift your spirits by planning some fresh new paint color for your home here in the Anne Arundel County and Howard County area. Not only can the planning of a fresh new color scheme be exciting, the mere presence of the new color may permanently brighten your mood!

There are plenty of good reasons to consider painting now: for starters, winter is an opportune time to improve your home's interior - especially after the holidays when things settle down and our crews can work when you are the most stress-free. Of course, your walls and doors and ceilings will probably have endured some holiday stress as well, and that's where winter painting comes to the rescue again.

Even still, your home may not be the biggest beneficiary of your painting project: It could be you! Creating colorful new surroundings is a proven way to improve one’s mood.

That last statement isn’t just opinion; it’s science. Psychologists have found that exposure to certain colors boosts the level of serotonin in the brain. And the presence of more serotonin has the effect of making us more joyful!

Which colors have this power? A number of studies have shown that yellow is the top “pick-me-up” color. Spending time in yellow surroundings creates, in effect, a “natural high”!

Not keen on yellow? Then shift over to the next-best happiness inducing color, orange. According to color psychologists, tints and shades of orange give off good karma that we perceive as energy and warmth, nice feelings to have as winter sets in.

If you’re not a fan of yellow or orange, you still have some options. You can brighten your surroundings with off-white paint or any other light hue. Enveloping yourself in one of these colors will help counter the gloom of winter’s gray days and help foster a better frame of mind.

Should you decide to follow this prescription to improve your outlook, pay attention to the sheen of the paint you use. Products with higher sheen – gloss, semi-gloss, and satin paints — are more reflective, so they’ll make your interior even brighter and more uplifting than flat paints in the same hue.

The bottom line is this: If you feel that you need a pick-me-up after the holidays and are looking to improve your home at the same time, give us a call for a free estimate.

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