Dining room with orange covered chairs
Jean Allsopp

Color Therapy

A new paint scheme can revitalize your walls and your spirit. These three categories will help you find a dream color that will create exactly the type of enviornment you want to call home.


Soothing painted room
Lowe's Creative Ideas, Laurey W. Glenn and Thomas J. Story

Calm and Restore

You crave: A space that calms and restores mind and body.
The solution: Cool, crisp hues

GREEN: Shades of light green can be healing colors for your mood. A bedroom, reading room, or office can be transformed into a sanctuary by incorporating pale, calming colors.

BLUE: Shades of blue can also bring peace and serenity to a room. If you typically gravitate toward blue, choose a soft shade to give the space a clean, natural feel.

PURPLE: Lavender can create a truly relaxing retreat with its blend of warm red and cool blue.

BEIGE: A shade of this color can make your room appear more open and inviting thanks to the appeal of light neutral tones.


Calming dining room
Coastal Living, Jean Allsopp

Cool Color Choices

For a calming effect try one of these cool and calming shades (clockwise from top left). All colors are available only at Lowe's.

•Meadow Wind, #6005-7B
•Cincinnatian Hotel Olivia Blue, #4003-7B
•Frosty, #5006-9B
•Coconut Milk, #2007-10C


white kitchen
Lowe's Creative Ideas, Laurey W. Glenn and Thomas J. Story

Clean Slate

You crave: A clean slate that allows you to express individuality.
The solution: Whites

WHITE: You can showcase plenty of style and personality in neutral-colored rooms. White walls can be the perfect backdrop for incorporating self-expression through decorative accents. They also can allow you to quickly change out the look of your room by switching out accessories. When used in hallways or stairwells, white walls can connect rooms that have varied palettes.

TINTS: All whites are not the same -- you can choose from warm whites with yellow and pink undertones to cool whites incorporating green and blue. Use these tints as you would warm and cool colors in your home.


white living room
Southern Accents, Tria Giovan

Right Whites

Use these bright whites to freshen any room. All tints are available only at Lowe's.

•Du Jour, #7002-6
•Divine Cream, #7006-8
•Comet Dust, #5006-1A
•Bistro White, #7006-4
•City Steam, #7006-5


brown living room
Lowe's Creative Ideas, Laurey W. Glenn and Thomas J. Story

Make a Statement

You crave: A home that exudes depth and vitality.
The solution: Bold, warm colors

BROWN AND BLACK: Browns allow bright colors -- think whites and chartreuse -- to stand out. Shades of black coat walls in brilliant depth.

YELLOW: Fresh yellows revitalize a room and make it a cheery escape. Deeper tones bring warm energy to a room but allow for a richer color scheme.

RED: Ignite excitement in a room! These intrepid colors give off energy that can inspire you to cook a five-course meal and encourage your guests to let lively conversation flow while they dine.

ORANGE: Known to stimulate appetite as well as energy, fresh shades of orange enliven your walls with brilliant color that excites the senses.


Red living room

Warm Hues

Let your bold personality shine through like this room with one of these striking shades. All colors are available only at Lowe's.

•Turkish Coffee, #6003-2C
•Roasted Pumpkin, #2005-3A
•Laura Ashley Home, Tulip #LA814
•Montpelier Red Velvet, #1009-6

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