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What Your Paint Color Says About You

If your walls could talk, here’s what they’d reveal. 

Mint green room with pink decor
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If You Gravitate to Soft, Cool Hues…

“Most reactions to color come about because of what’s around us in nature,” says Eiseman. So there are certain universal truths. In studies, people tend to associate pale to medium blues, lavenders, and greens with the sky, a body of water or wide-open field—elements we perceive as being tranquil and soothing. And because mild, cool shades have a lower intensity than warm or bright ones, they are literally easier on the eyes, says Ron Reed, assistant professor of interior design at Texas State University in San Marcos and author of Color + Design: Transforming Interior Space.

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