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5 Wall Color Schemes That Can Boost Your Mood

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You’re a better person when you’re calm and happy, so turn your home into a feel-good space with a mood-altering coat of paint. “Color is so influential in relation to how a room feels, therefore it can easily affect our mood and behaviour,” says color expert Andrea Lucena-Orr. “If a space is dreary and emotionless, it can change the way we feel in that space. As soon as you enter a room that’s bright or has a certain positive essence, you can’t help but feel uplifted and reinvigorated.”

There’s even new research by the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne, Australia, claiming that different-colored walls can strongly influence a range of emotions. When painted right, they can apparently make us feel relaxed and calm, or cheerful and excited, while the wrong color scheme can make us bored, sad, tense, and even irritated.

Scroll through for five wall color schemes that’ll be sure to color you happy.

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