Even though scientists are not able to properly explain the link between mood and color, it’s a scientifically proven fact that colors can affect your mood. This is why it is so important to consider the personality of every color while determining the new color scheme of your room.
Now, let’s take a look at a few room colors and what influence they have on your mood:
Using Warm colors tones
You can find all of these colors on the same side of the color wheel. They have warm undertones like red-orange, yellows, reds, and yellow-greens. They are cozy and radiant. These colors can make a small room look even smaller or make a large room more intimate.
Using Cool colors tones
These colors are found on the opposite side of the color wheel. They have a cool undertone and include blues, blue-greens, and purples. They have a calming effect. They appear to recede and can make any room look bigger. Their cool tones also make rooms get a lazy, laid back feeling. This is why they are a great choice for sunny rooms. They don’t do too well in rooms without much natural light though.
Neutral colors and feel
As far as the definition of colors is concerned, neutral colors are gray, white, and black. But when it comes to decorating, neutral colors have a much broader definition. They encompass a wide range of colors. Blacks and grays have cool or warm undertones and can fall into one of the above-mentioned categories.
Conventional & Primary colors
They can evoke feelings like nothing else. That’s why you should never go overboard with these colors. In order to create a mature ambiance using these colors, you should mix them with some warm tones like textures and natural fibers. Many residential interior designers often prefer to take the simple but elegant look by choosing the traditional white. Let’s take a look at the primary colors now:
- Blue: These colors can relax, calm and soothe us. It’s a popular choice in the bedroom for this reason. They can also help improve productivity and focus. That’s why it makes a good choice for a study or office. It’s also a clean color and works well in laundry or bathroom areas.
- Red: Red’s associated with energy and passion. It’s also kind of racy. It can help raise energy levels and can increase heart rate and blood pressure too. It can help stimulate conversation and appetite.
- Yellow: This color can make you feel energetic, cheerful, and happy. The brighter shades can make you feel fatigued or anxious if used too much though. Buttery, soft yellows are much easier to live with over time. Soft yellows are easier on your eyes too.