• Ram Kumar

PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR

Updated: Aug 11, 2019

See how color and color combinations influence the mood of a home. Every time you walk into a room, color impacts how you feel.


You want to love the colors that surround you. So when imagining (or reimagining) a room, remember the influence color will have on the mood of the space. The effect may be subtle or dramatic. It can encourage tranquility or boost energy, even make you feel optimistic or more introspective.

The Basics

To begin to understand color's emotional impact, start with these color groups:

Pales - Their light, airy qualities make pale hues feel uplifting.

Neutrals - It's no surprise that earthy, nuanced colors keep you grounded.

Whites - Pure and pristine, these timeless colors offer a blank canvas to express your style.

Deeps - Bring drama to a room with colors that are rich and mysterious.


Bedroom Color and Moods

The intersection of color, mood and emotion is of great interest to homeowners–particularly when it comes to, the bedroom.

Color choice is personal and highly subjective: use this video to help shape your color journey as you design your own unique sleeping space. Highlights from the paint colors featured in the video include...

Light green and blue create a feeling of relaxationPink lifts spiritsDark navy gives off a dramatic airClassic white conjures clarityWarm gray is equally soothing and sophisticated


Present Tints

Pale colors like dusty lavender, ballet pink and sky blue are comfortable and easy to live with. They feel positive and encourage expression, while enhancing other colors.


Shifting to Neutral

Neutrals go beyond gray and brown into earthy hues like slate, clay, sand and ochre. Colors in this family can be warm or cool, but are always reliable and levelheaded. And because they transition beautifully with shifting light, they're a good choice for rooms used throughout the day.


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