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Painting your new house
So you have just bought a new home, or you have a room that you just not got around to decorating, blank walls just screaming to be painted.

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The most common question usually is, "What colour should I paint the walls in this particular room?" The colours used to decorate rooms in a house can affect your moods.
Blue
Associated with: calming and soothing; promotes intellectual thought; believed to keep hunger at bay; loyalty, serenity, authority, protection, contemplative, prevents nightmares Best rooms for use: bedrooms, bathrooms, studies
Brown
Associated with: security, stability and very practical Best room for use: living rooms
Black
Associated with death, eccentricity, drama. It's a non-colour that absorbs colour and reflects nothing back Best used in moderation
Green
Associated with: nature and energy, calming and restful, balance (halfway between red and blue) security, stability Best rooms for use: bedrooms, living rooms
Lilac
Associated with: spiritual matters - suggests the misty area between the sky and heaven, feminine Best rooms for use: bedrooms and bathrooms to create a stress-free sanctuary
Orange
Associated with: stability, reassurance, warmth, and is thought to aid digestion Best rooms for use: living and dining rooms
Pink
Associated with: love Best rooms for use: bedrooms as it can be peaceful and restful. A hot fuchsia can introduce passion.
Purple
Associated with creativity, fertility, joy, but also magic, evil, death and sex. Best rooms for use: bedrooms
Red
Associated with danger, passion, energy, warmth, adventure and optimism. Best rooms for use: dining rooms as it promotes sociable and lively feelings, and stimulates the appetite
Yellow
Associated with: sunshine and energy, stimulates the intellect Best rooms for use: kitchens, dining rooms or north-facing rooms.

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