Interior Design

How Colours In Your Home Affect Your Psyche

Posted By: Michaila 08 June 2018 93 views

Colour plays an instrumental role in our lives as it dictates the way in which we perceive the world around us. However, did you know that the colours around you may have a large effect on your psyche and mental health? Colour creates feelings and moods and it is owing to these features that designers and homeowners need to utilize it wisely in order to create an appropriate atmosphere in a given space. In general, following colours create following psychology effects in the home:

Red
This bold colour signifies passion, strength and warmth and can stimulate excitement in your home. If you want to create a bold, striking effect in your home and create a strong, warm look and feel – we recommend painting one wall red in your lounge or dining area. This one wall can act as a focal point for your wall art and our Contemporary black and white frames would compliment the striking red paint.

Orange
If you love the colour red and its bold striking effect but are not too fond of using it as a decor colour in your home, then orange is a lovely alternative. The colour orange can create feelings of energy, fun and excitement and would work well as a colour scheme for a children’s room, office or lounge. A burnt orange wall in your office may help keep you focused and lively throughout your work day. Alternatively, a large canvas print filled with colours of orange such as a sunset, may also do the job.

Yellow
Yellow is the colour of wisdom, prosperity and sympathy. A room filled with yellow walls or yellow decor elements such as wall art, can provide the room with a cheerful, friendly and airy look and feel. 

Baby's nursery with soft yellow painted walls, framed ABC and 123 prints with a white cot beneath the prints

Blue
Blue is one of the most studied colours in interior design as it can have a profound impact on human emotions. Blue is commonly chosen as the main colour for bedrooms as it depicts a sense of serenity and peace. For this reason, many spas and bathrooms also make use of the colour blue as it provides the room with tranquility and calmness.

tranquil blue spa towels with a white flower placed on top

Green
Did you know that green not only represents nature but also hope, good luck and abundance. It is a very diverse colour which mixes well with other colours, especially white. The latest decor trend which utilizes green, is wall art of green, leafy imagery. Our Big 1’s suit this decor trend perfectly as they are just the right size to provide the lush, green look and feel that one desires.

Canvas print with green leaf print and a glitter effect

Purple
Known as the colour of royalty, Purple pairs perfectly with mild tones like beige and pink. This colour is ideal for an entertainment area or home office as it can be used to provide a happy, yet dramatic look and feel.

White
The most commonly used colour in interior design and the perfect colour for aiding one achieve a minimalist look and feel. The colour white represents youthfulness, innocence and faith and can be paired with any colour. In the case of a dark room, a contemporary white frame with a beautiful bright image can aid in providing the room with some liveliness and brightness.