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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.