Color Psychology in Interiors

September 12, 2017

 

 

Color psychology is the theory that colors invoke emotions and moods, thus each color has a function that serves specific rooms. This guide takes you through the effects of the colors red, orange, yellow, emerald green, soft green, blue, and purple. 

 

Red

Red is one of the most dramatic and bold statement colors you could choose. It is inherently exciting and energy inducing. When used as an accent, it can draw immediate focus to a particular element and when used as a dominant color in a room can invoke confidence, enthusiasm, a feeling of protection, as well as warmth and comfort.

 

Orange

Orange is a a fun color that also radiates warmth and energy. It stimulates activity and appetite. It also encourages socialization, which makes it perfect for living rooms and dining rooms where conversation is expected. 

 

Yellow

Yellow is an energizing color, it wakes you up and improves concentration. This color is perfect for breakfast nooks and rooms in which you spend your mornings, it can also brightening dark hallways and rooms without windows.

 

Emerald Green

Emerald green is a luxurious and bold color that conveys abundance and wealth. This color can be used in public, entertaining areas and is guaranteed to impress visitors. 

 

Soft Green

Lighter and softer greens are soothing and create a calming, spa-like atmosphere. This is perfect for bathrooms, bedroom sanctuaries, and rooms in which you would like to relax. Using this color can convey renewal, relaxation, and gentleness. 

 

 

Navy Blue

Navy Blue evokes loyalty, trust and integrity, reliability and responsibility, conservatism and perseverance, order, and authority.  Navy is a cool color that can be used as a neutral color in graphic and Interior designs.

 

Blue

Blue invokes strength, tranquility, freshness, and serenity. It can create refreshing, cheerful, and reflective moods. It's calming traits make blue one of the most popular colors for master bedrooms.

 

Purple

Purple is known as the regal color, it is mysterious, eccentric, and luxurious. This color should be used in formal rooms and entry ways for its sophistication and dramatic qualities.

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