Need a little inspiration in your life? Try a little paint. We asked color experts to help us find the best room colors that induce creativity. Whether you’re working on a novel or you just need a little more creativity in your life, we’ve got you covered for your next paint project.
Fill your space
Paint color doesn’t just redefine your space. It can also influence your mood. Certain colors induce creativity, helping you make more of your day no matter what you want to accomplish. Discover fun colors that can make you feel more creative and inspired in your home.
What makes you feel creative?
When it comes to colors that induce creativity, there’s no perfect shade. It’s all about what makes you feel good. “If you are trying to use colors to foster creativity and inspiration in your home, you must first decide how you, yourself, are individually inspired and motivated,” says interior design expert Eli Mechlovitz of Glass Tile Store.
Calming blue and green
“Some of us need to be relaxed and stress free to be fully creative and productive, in which case you should choose a color palette featuring calming blues and light, relaxing greens,” says Mechlovitz.
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Think outside by the box by painting a focal piece of furniture instead of an accent wall.
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Create an inspiring office space using cheerful teal that induces creativity as you work.
Get the look:
Accent your room with shades of blue and relaxing greens to help foster creativity in your favorite spaces.
- Carved gourd vase (Anthropologie, $24)
- Green sofa (West Elm, $1,149)
- Teal tray (Z Gallerie, $40)
- Teal bedding (Pier 1, $25 to $130)
Enthusiastic orange, red and yellow
“You might need to feel a surge of energy and passion to maximize your creativity, so you should fill your home with stark reds and oranges,” says Mechlovitz. “If you are trying to create an enthusiastic atmosphere filled with positive thinking, decorate your home with yellows and oranges.”
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Smile as you cook in a kitchen with warm yellow walls that make you feel positive and creative.
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Create a look of sunshine and creativity by painting living room walls yellow and using yellow accents.
Get the look:
Brighten your room with home accents in warm and cheerful yellows that induce creativity.
- Yellow throw (Anthropologie, $168)
- Yellow accent chair (Z Gallerie, $399)
- Yellow lantern (Pier 1, $30)
- Canary rug (Wayfair, $41 to $550)
Inspiring purple and gray
“For those who want to reflect and motivate their drive for growth and success, choose purple hues,” says Mechlovitz. “We are all creatively inspired by what drives us individually, and you must choose a color palette that reflects your own unique goals and motivations.”
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Get inspired to create growth in your life with calming gray that allows you to accent in your favorite colors.
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Marry a stone gray with shades of purple, which inspire creativity and drive, and you’ll have a room perfect for creating.
Get the look:
Go gray and purple with creative home accents to inspire growth and drive.
- Plum comforter (Bed, Bath & Beyond, $120 to $140)
- Purple vase (West Elm, $20)
- Aubergine pillow (Z Gallerie, $50)
- Gray cushion (Pier 1, $90)