Painting a room can add character, removing the need for posters that are actually just pieces of paper with "motorcycle" written on them. Decorate for real with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- C$89 for two layers of paint for one room (C$225 value)
- C$175 for two layers of paint for two rooms (C$450 value)
- C$260 for two layers of paint for three rooms (C$675 value)
Valid for rooms up to 12'x14'x9' each.
Shades of Grr: How Wall Colour Affects Mood
Colours can have a profound impact on a person’s moods and behaviours. Read on to figure out how to use colour association to your advantage, at work or at home.
Humans’ attachment to certain colours is hardly universal—you might have a uniquely fond association for, say, the hue of your grandmother's living room—but there is some evidence that the colour of a room can have a predictable effect on people's moods. If you want to stimulate appetite, energetic socializing, or productivity, studies have shown that adorning walls with yellow and red will do the trick. Caution: red has also been proven to raise heart rates, which means it can also engender feelings of aggression and anxiety in the wrong context. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a blue room tends to have a calming effect that promotes a contemplative mood, though tones that are too dark can be cold or depressing. Green imparts feelings of serenity—perhaps because of its strong association with nature—and is a popular choice for bedrooms, along with purple and pink, both of which inspire fertility, creativity, and sex.
Strategically devised colour schemes are a part of daily life—look no further than the red and yellow logos of pretty much every fast-food chain. But, whether in the home or the workplace, savvy colour selection can enhance your life and even give you a competitive advantage. Legendary Iowa University football coach Hayden Fry famously painted Kinnick Stadium's opposing locker room pink, hoping its soothing effect would quell his rivals’ ferocity for the afternoon. As we’ve said, though, pink also inspires creativity, and some rivals got creative. The week before a road game at Iowa, where they hadn’t won in 25 years, the 1996 Northwestern Wildcats painted their own home locker room pink—and won.