Calling a color “cool” is not referring to popularity but rather to the type of temperature/feeling that is perceived by the mind. Cool colors include blues, purples and some greens. These colors evoke a calming and tranquil feeling which work best in particular spaces.
Cool colors work well in rooms where rest is promoted, such as a bedroom. There is nothing more calming and restful than a soft, light, blue room with white, cushy bedding. Cool colors calm the mind and actually make you feel happier. Why not enjoy a cool colored bedroom that also makes you happy when you wake up? This is a perfect color combination for both encouraging sleep and evoking a feeling of inspiration upon waking. Soft purples also work well in bedrooms. Choose a soft lavender or lilac for wall color. Light purples are instantly soothing. They also pair nicely with lavender scents, which also promotes rest and sleep.
Bathrooms are also a good place to use cool colors. These types of colors promote a refreshing feeling. Cool bathrooms leave the individual refreshed after a shower – great for the beginning of a day. Select a bright blue for the wall color and pair it with white trim and white towels. Just imagine a space that is encouraging you to have a better day!
Greens that are calming should be in the earthy tones. Paint your kitchen a beautiful earth tone green. This will stimulate the mind while you prepare your meal. If the space promotes a calming relaxed feel, cooking becomes a therapeutic pasttime. However, try to avoid using greens with yellow undertones if this calm feeling is your preference. Stay within the earth tone greens with blue undertones.
Decorating with cooler colors has a positive effect on the mind. Consider where these colors work best and have fun!