Picking the perfect paint colors for your home can be a little like winning the lottery. Which is to say, between Pinterest trends and the rainbow of swatches at Sherwin-Williams, it’s really, really hard to do. If you’re looking to narrow it down, there’s another factor you might want to consider: science.
For guidance, we asked Sally Augustin—psychologist, principal at consulting firm Design with Science and expert in how environments influence people—to shed some light on the way different colors affect our moods, and how that translates to your abode.
Ahead, the psychologically beneficial shades you might want to put on your walls (and a few to avoid). Thanks, science!