Updated: Jan 13
"Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions," the artist Pablo Picasso once remarked.
Artists have long believed that colours can certainly evoke specific moods. Looking back (in the early 1900’s) what began as the art of decorating, connecting form and function, over the years it has evolved into so many different areas of interior design.
Interior designers naturally embraced colour as a powerful communication tool.
So what's the psychology behind each colour – how it affects your feelings and how to choose the right one?
Blue is known as cool and calming colour which makes you feel relaxed, focused and gives you sense of stability. It works well in our living room where we spend most of our time resting.
If you want your home to feel more spacious and airy white is the prefect colour. Painting your ceiling white gives the illusion of the higher ceiling. White rooms also give the feeling of cleanliness and purity.
It's a multipurpose colour and it can be used in any room, but I think it looks great in bedroom or bathroom particularly.
Yellow depending on what undertone - it can be warm or cool. Warm yellow has an orange undertone, while cool yellow has a green undertone.
It increases your energy and leaves you with an uplifting feeling of happiness.
It goes well in your Kitchen - where we definitely need good vibes just before the first coffee.
Green is one of the most relaxing colours, it represents the colour of the nature. It restores your energy and helps you to clear your mind.
With that said – this a great colour for your home office, where you need to keep your focus.
Historically known as a colour of royalty and luxury. Deep purple gives a feeling of romance and mystery. While lighter purple gives more sense of calmness. It is often used in bedrooms.
Known as colour of love and excitement, but also as rage. It raises heart beat and blood pressure.
Red is good for an entertainment room – such as social rooms. For example: very often we can see red curtains in theatres or red chairs in cinemas.
Pink is intuitive and intimate, romantic and caring. It gives you a feeling of love, harmony, inner piece, compassion and kindness.
It’s perfect for nursery - where longer you are exposed to it, you will become more relaxed.
Represents enthusiasm and excitement. Orange gives you feeling of cheerfulness, happiness and health.
It is great choice for a kitchen similarly to yellow colour.
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