You might be surprised to find out just how much color can affect your mood. Color can make a big difference in the feel of a room too, making it seem larger than it is or creating warmth in a very large room.

If you’re looking at Fort Worth homes for sale or anywhere else with the plan to purchase, before moving in that furniture you might want to consider repainting. Ask yourself how you want each room to look and how you want to feel when entering them, and then use the guidelines below to use color in your new home to create calm and comfort, a dramatic effect, or something else.


Gray is on-trend, replacing common beiges and warm browns that we used to see in most homes. Although many are hesitant to use this color with the thought that it might create a more depressing or perhaps dreary feel, it’s actually a neutral hue that many designers prefer as it can provide a calm, sophisticated, or even romantic feel to any room. Dark gray paired with a deep red or purple can make for an especially glamorous dining room, while driftwood gray is ideal for a space where you want to evoke a calm coastal vibe. Soft, light grays are perfect backdrops for bright, colorful furniture.


According to a survey conducted by Dulux Paints, blue is the most popular color, noted as a favorite by 42% of men and 30% of women. It represents the sky and the ocean to bring feelings of calm and tranquility. Depending on the shade of blue in your room, you can create more energy, luxury, or drama in the space. Aqua blue and seafoam green used together combine to provide a tropical oasis feel, while darker blues combined with jewel tones create a luxurious space with a touch of drama.


Yellow is uplifting, peaceful, and warm. It can also make a small space without windows feel bigger and brighter. Warmer yellow tones tend to be more welcoming than bright lemon tones, pairing especially well with natural wood accents. Either shade can be ideal for a kitchen. As there are so many variations of yellow that can be used, no matter which space you plan to paint in this color, be sure to take advantage of sample size paints, testing them in the room before deciding on a final color.


Red is dramatic, bold, and never boring. It generally works best as an accent color, either by painting one wall of a room, using pieces of red furniture or for your drapes. Reds with orange undertones are energizing, while undertones of purple or brown provide warmth. You might also pair red with gray to create a feminine feeling. Although using this rich color may seem a bit risky, don’t be afraid to get creative and try it in a space. There’s a good chance you’ll discover you really love the interest it creates.