Working out in a crowded and noisy gym can be distracting and intimidating—especially for those who are new to the fitness world. And with people working from home now more than ever, it’s important to get in exercise where you can. But don’t just throw some workout equipment in a spare bedroom—painting your new home gym can help to motivate you to reach your goals, as colors have a great effect on our mood and experiences. Our expert painters at Mike’s Quality Painting in Albuquerque offer tips and tricks to get the most out of your personal gym, and what colors are best to maximize your potential!
If you’ve ever attended a community gym before, you understand the importance of atmosphere. But have you noticed the effect the colors of the walls have had on your workout? While they might seem trivial, color greatly impacts and influences our mood and perception. When you’re getting ready to choose a color for your home gym, it’s important to consider the mood you’re going for, and what types of workouts you’ll be focusing on.
If your workouts are more calm and relaxed, it might be better to choose soft, natural colors like sage green, cream, or earthy reds and browns. These colors encourage focus and help to ground and calm you during less intense workouts like yoga or low-impact exercises. However, more body-intensive workouts benefit from stronger, bolder colors like reds, yellows, and oranges. If the bright, bold colors are too distracting, softening the room with grays or off-whites, or using the bold color as an accent wall can help tone down the room while still incorporating the bold colors in your home gym. In addition to these colors, adding a trim to the walls—such as black—will help complement and add another dimension to your room. Another great way to achieve the right color is by adding simple whites or bold blues to your walls, and adding bold trimming to add a pop of color. Blue is a great color when paired with bright contrasting colors like neon yellow, which will help keep you awake and stay focused on the task at hand. These more minimalist painting options are great for those who aren’t sure what types of exercises or routines they’re going to commit to, but will still provide a space that encourages and motivates.
Take your workout to the next level with help from Mike’s Quality Painting. We’ll help you choose the right colors for your future home gym, and provide expertise throughout the process. We serve our local Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho areas with experience you can count on. Call us today at (505) 508-5342 to get started on your home gym, and that much closer to reaching your health goals!