6 Best Paint Colors to Get You Those Moody Vibes

For a good long while now, white has been pushing it’s way into every nook and cranny of our homes. White walls, white linens, white cabinets, white floors, white and clean and bright everywhere. But recently we’ve been seeing some colors pushing back. In particular, colors that give a room a deep mood feel. These moody rooms remind you of rainy days and dusty books. They’re perfect for curling up with a cup of tea and a cozy blanket. So let’s explore these 6 colors that will bring that mood feel into any space you choose and you’ll forgo plain white forever.


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Blue is definitely one of the most popular paint colors for any room. The color is proven to promote rest and relaxation, no matter what shade it’s in. So when you’re using blue to create a moody toned space, you want to choose a shade that’s dark and deep or light and dusty. These will feel even more nostalgic when painted in rooms facing north or west that don’t get much light. Moody blues are best in offices or bedrooms, especially for it’s ability to reduce stress. You can also put it in the bathroom if you’re prone to long relaxing baths.{Image sources:1, 2, 3, 4, 5}.


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Being a cool color, green is also a nice choice when you’re searching for those moody shades. Shades of green advocate growth and harmony which makes it the perfect color for spaces like living rooms. To keep things moody, stay away from the bright emerald tones and lean towards those deep shades that remind you of jungle leaves. You’ll find that by taking a chance on the darker greens, they’ll actually match more decor than you expect.{Image sources:1, 2, 3, 4, 5}.


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When you think of the color brown, what comes to mind? Usually it’s the dirt in your garden, the wood grain of your table, the crocheted throw on your couch. Thinking of brown brings to mind moody things which makes it the perfect shade to paint with when you’re trying to achieve a moody feel. But before we go further, I want to clarify that I’m talking about dusty tones and chocolates. Not beige. Never beige. Even in dark shades, the best part about brown is that it’s a color that will compliment whatever other colors you decide to decorate with. So take a leap of faith and go moody with it.{Image sources:1, 2, 3, 4}.


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You’re probably thinking “What? Red isn’t moody at all!” I beg to differ. Steer clear of bright lipstick reds and you can indeed find dark and dusty tones that will made your space feel moody and nostalgic. Red is an exciting and stimulating color so you do need to be careful of where you use it. An office would be a nice space to encourage your creativity, or an entryway that will surprise and please guests as they arrive. But think in shades of ox blood and marsala and you’ll have a hit.


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Gray is probably the quietest color. It isn’t black or white. It’s just beautiful neutral gray. When moody tones are concerned, you can’t go wrong with a deep dark shade. Suddenly, the quietest color will demand some attention! It promises to give you all the rainy day feels even when the sun is shining, as well as matching the other moody tones in your house. You can put it in any room and it will heighten it’s beauty. Yes, I dare to say that gray is the perfect color.{Image sources:1, 2, 3, 4, 5}.


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You heard me. Black rooms are so good in so many ways. They bring moody to a level of sophistication that only a black room can achieve. Black matches every other color you can think of. Just the fact that it’s the opposite of white will make your space pop more than anyone else’s white painted room. Think of the cozy reading nook or the little office or the chic kitchen that black will transform into a moody paradise. You’ll never know until you try.{Image sources:1, 2, 3, 4, 5}.