We often share and discuss different colorful statements for your home: statement walls, bright furniture, textiles and much more. But do we think of the psychological effects that these colors have? If you’ve never thought of it, it’s high time you did!
Color is a universal and non-verbal language, it can evoke different emotions and behaviors, making your space attractive or not very pleasant. Using different colors as the main ones is an easy way to create a mood and ambiance, cheering up or calming the space. Lighter hues are calming, light hues create a happy and vibrant feel, and dark hues add depth to room decor. Now let’s stay with the most popular colors used in decor and see what effects they create so that you can choose them according to the effects they create. Let us begin!
Red is a very energetic color that brings people together and stimulates conversation. It’s a great color for a living room or entryway, but also a bedroom if you come here mostly at night and see that it’s muted. Many people love red accents in the bedroom – they bring passion! Avoid this color in kitchens and dining areas if you watch your weight: it makes people eat more. However, if it is a formal dining area, then red is profitable as the food will appear tastier there.
This color is reminiscent of sunshine and brings a cheerful atmosphere to the rooms. It is an excellent choice for kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms where it will have an energizing and uplifting effect, as well as for small entrances where it will visually expand the space. Yellow is great for brightening rooms without sunlight. This is not a good color for a child’s room as babies seem to cry more even in yellow rooms.
Blue is a calming and relaxing color, which is why it is recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. If you want to relax, choose colder shades of blue to encourage conviviality and choose warm tones for furniture and fabrics. Avoid dark blues as they create a sad feeling, or add bold details here and there to liven up the space.
This is a refreshing color that is considered to be the most restful color on the eye. It has both the calming qualities of blue and the cheerfulness of yellow, allowing it to be used literally anywhere, from kitchens to bathrooms. Choosing the main color also relieves stress. It’s also the color of focus, so it’s great for a home office.
Purple shades are in the foreground this year. If you want to follow the trend, know that darker shades are dramatic and should only be used as secondary shades to add depth. Otherwise, you will get a melancholy look. Lighter shades give the room a relaxing feel without being too cold like some shades of blue. So using it for a bedroom is a good idea.
Orange is another super energetic color that creates excitement and is great for a gym. Avoid this in living rooms or bedrooms as it can be too energetic for such an ambience, especially in bedrooms. If you love this color, why not make your bathroom orange? It will help you wake up.
Black, grey, white and brown are easy for any room, they are flexible and can be combined with many other colors. Combinations with them look timeless, and you can make them livelier with bright colors or calmer with pastel colors. Black is ideal for accenting and adding depth.