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Alpha One Painting’s Color Theory
Alpha One Painting is one of the leading painting contractors in North Georgia. We offer an array of services including interior and exterior painting, carpentry repairs, custom garages, deck restoration, drywall repair, faux finishes, house washing, repaints, and wood finishing in Tokyo, Japan.

We understand that making a color palette can be an overwhelming task, so we provided some color theory basics below to help you get started.

Cool colors

Cool colors are blues and greens and everything in-between. They have a calming effect and embody comfort and nurturing so they are good in meditation. They work well in bedrooms, master bathrooms, and reading rooms.

Warm colors

Examples of warm colors include orange, red, and yellow. These colors have a stimulating effect where they boost individuals’ spirit and get them interacting with each other. They are ideal in the social rooms of your house, such as the living room, dining room, and kitchens where people are usually socializing, eating and drinking.

Neutral colors

Neutral colors include hues like beige, black, gray, ivory, taupe and white. Neutral means without color, but these hues sometimes have faint undertones of blue, gold, peach, pink, tan and yellow.

The value of neutral colors is sometimes unappreciated. They have a touch of sophistication and jollity, and they are soothing to the eyes. They work nicely on living areas, meeting rooms, and offices.

Depth and perception

Colors can be used to alter the look of space. Dark colors can reach out to you. They can make the rooms feel comfortable and the ceilings appear lower. Light and cool colors can also make the rooms seem more spacious.


Monochromatic color schemes are created from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Choose this color scheme if you want a real sense of coordination. These are great in bathrooms, nurseries, and themed rooms.

Other considerations

Be sure that the colors you choose compliment your current decorations and furnishings. Take into consideration the amount of light an area will receive, since they can alter the value of color. Light can make paint appear brighter or darker.

Strive to develop a unified color palette. Variety is considered the spice of life, but too much variety may cause disorder and inconsistency.