7 Colors For Home Decor And Their Psychological Effects

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We often share and discuss various colorful statements for your home: statement walls, bright furniture, textiles and much more. But do we think of psychological effects these colors create? If you’ve never thought of it, it’s high time to do that!

Color is a universal and nonverbal language, it can arise various emotions and behavior and make your space attractive or not very pleasant. Using various colors as main ones you can easily create a mood and an ambience and cheer up the space or calm it down. Lighter shades are calming ones, bright colors bring cheerful and lively feels and dark shades bring depth to the space decor. Now let’s stick to the most popular colors that are used in decor, let’s see what effects they produce, so that you could choose them according to the effects they create. Let’s get started!

Red

Red is a very energetic color, it draws people together and stimulates conversation. It will be a great color for a living room or an entryway, though for a bedroom, too, if you come here mostly at night and see it muted. Many people love red touches in bedroom – they bring passion in! Avoid this color in kitchens and dining spaces if you are watching your weight: it prompt people eat more, though if it’s a formal dining space, red is profitable as food will seem tastier there.

red as the main color for an entryway is great as it leaves a long impression

red as the main color for an entryway is great as it leaves a long impression

this is an energetic color that draws people together, that's what we need when new people come

this is an energetic color that draws people together, that's what we need when new people come

such deep shades of red are amazing for a living room, it's bold and warming up, amazing for any season

such deep shades of red are amazing for a living room, it's bold and warming up, amazing for any season

a red bedroom is rather a radical solution but if you come here at night, it's ok

a red bedroom is rather a radical solution but if you come here at night, it's ok

a red bedroom is a very passionate space, it looks very sexy

a red bedroom is a very passionate space, it looks very sexy

red is great for a kitchen but dilute it with white for a contrast or just avoid it if you are watching your weight

red is great for a kitchen but dilute it with white for a contrast or just avoid it if you are watching your weight

a dining space will profit from red, especially if guests often come, but avoid it for the weight reason

a dining space will profit from red, especially if guests often come, but avoid it for the weight reason

Yellow

This color reminds of sunshine and brings cheerful vibes to rooms. It is an excellent choice for kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms, where it is energizing and uplifting plus for small entries, where it will visually expand the space. Yellow is amazing for cheering up any space, which lacks sunlight. This isn’t a good color for a nursery as babies also seem to cry more in yellow rooms.

yellow is great for a kitchen as it's energetic and bright and creates a feeling of sunlight

yellow is great for a kitchen as it's energetic and bright and creates a feeling of sunlight

yellow is great for dining spaces for the same reasons as for the kitchens

yellow is great for dining spaces for the same reasons as for the kitchens

yellow visually expands small spaces warming them up, great for a small bathroom

yellow visually expands small spaces warming them up, great for a small bathroom

an yellow entryway seems to be filled with sunshine and looks bright, while yellow expands it

an yellow entryway seems to be filled with sunshine and looks bright, while yellow expands it

Blue

Blue is a calming and relaxing color, for this reason it’s recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. If you want relaxation, prefer colder shades of blue, to encourage socializing, opt for warm hues for furniture and fabrics. Avoid dark shades of blue as they bring a sad feel or just add bold touches and items here and there to enliven the space.

pastel blues are ideal for a bedroom because they provide a calming effect and help relaxing

pastel blues are ideal for a bedroom because they provide a calming effect and help relaxing

serene light blues are great for a bathroom, comfort is right what you need there

serene light blues are great for a bathroom, comfort is right what you need there

too much of dark blue shades can bring a sad feel to any space, be careful

too much of dark blue shades can bring a sad feel to any space, be careful

if you are going for dark and cold blue shades, add warm touches to create harmony

if you are going for dark and cold blue shades, add warm touches to create harmony

Green

This is a refreshing color, which is said to be the most restful color for the eye. It has both calming qualities of blue and cheerfulness of yellow, so it can be used literally everywhere, from kitchens to bathrooms, and it chosen as the main color, it will also relieve stress. It’s also the color of concentration, so it’s great for a home office.

green is relaxing and reminds of nature, so it's great for a bathroom

green is relaxing and reminds of nature, so it's great for a bathroom

it's very relaxing, especially in its muted shades, so use it for bedrooms

it's very relaxing, especially in its muted shades, so use it for bedrooms

emerald is a gorgeous shade of green to rock with gilded touches, a great idea for a refined kitchen

emerald is a gorgeous shade of green to rock with gilded touches, a great idea for a refined kitchen

rock green shades and real greenery for an entryway to make it welcoming and embracing

rock green shades and real greenery for an entryway to make it welcoming and embracing

Purple

Violet shades are on top this year, and if you are going to follow the trend, you should know that darker shades are dramatic and should be only used as secondary ones to bring depth, otherwise you’ll get a melancholic look. Lighter shades bring a restful feel to the space but without being too cold as some blues, so using them for a bedroom is a great idea.

a lilac bedroom is a veyr relaxing space and it isn't cold like a blue one

a lilac bedroom is a veyr relaxing space and it isn't cold like a blue one

achieve a relaxing and calming feel in your bathroom painting the walls lilac

achieve a relaxing and calming feel in your bathroom painting the walls lilac

if you are going dark purples, add something shiny and light-colored for harmony

if you are going dark purples, add something shiny and light-colored for harmony

if you want calming and relaxing vibes, go for lighter shades of purple and violet

if you want calming and relaxing vibes, go for lighter shades of purple and violet

Orange

Orange is another super energetic color, which evokes excitement, and it makes it great for an exercise room. Avoid it in living rooms or bedrooms as it may be too energetic for such ambiences, especially for bedrooms. If you love this color, why not make your bathroom orange? It will help you wake up.

go for orange in your exercise room, as the color is very energetic and bright

go for orange in your exercise room, as the color is very energetic and bright

if you want cheerful vibes, go for orange in your bathroom to wake up faster

if you want cheerful vibes, go for orange in your bathroom to wake up faster

be careful with this color as it's very bright but you may create such colorful nooks here and there

be careful with this color as it's very bright but you may create such colorful nooks here and there

Neutrals

Black, gray, white and brown are basic for any space, they are flexible and can be paired with many other colors. Combos with them will look timeless and you can make them more lively with bright colors or calmer with pastels. Black is great for making accents and adding depth.

greys never come out of style, go for the shade that you like and pair it with bolder colors

greys never come out of style, go for the shade that you like and pair it with bolder colors

decorating in neutral shades is a timeless solution, they are always in trend

decorating in neutral shades is a timeless solution, they are always in trend

if you want something black, add colorful and bright touches to enliven the space

if you want something black, add colorful and bright touches to enliven the space

use black as a second color to add depth to the space and make it more refined

use black as a second color to add depth to the space and make it more refined