HOW DIFFERENT COLORS IN A SPACE CAN AFFECT YOUR MOOD

interior_design

HOW DIFFERENT COLORS IN A SPACE CAN AFFECT YOUR MOOD
Color plays a huge role in how we perceive things in our everyday lives. Color also dramatically affects one’s feelings, and emotions. Different colors produce different emotional responses in our brain, creating specific feelings in a space. Color sets the tone of a space, having a huge effect on one’s mood, especially in a home setting.When homeowners work with designers to rework a space, more often than not, they already have ideas for certain fabrics, textures, and furniture pieces in mind. When it comes to picking a color palette, they are completely lost and overwhelmed. Color is one thing most people have no faith in choosing themselves. With virtually infinite options, it is easier to narrow down your selection through the use of color theory. How do you want to feel in the space? How do you want others to perceive the space? Every color on the spectrum has a different psychological effect on the brain, and how you use these colors can make or break a space.
 
Blue
 
Colors on the blue side of the spectrum, often referred to as ‘cool colors’, are known to create calm and restful spaces. You may think to use blue in a bedroom, bathroom, or study; places where you would want to relax, wind down, and feel a sense of relief while experiencing the space.
 

 

How does this room make you feel while looking at it? Do you feel calm? Could you see yourself sleeping in this room? Blue bedroom walls are associated with serenity. They are proven to promote a better night’s sleep (approximately 7 hours and 52 minutes on average) and a more pleasant awakening. Now imagine this room with red or orange walls. For some people it might work, but that would rarely be a designers first choice.
 
Red
 
Colors on the red side of the spectrum, ‘warm colors’, are more likely to evoke emotions ranging from warmth and comfort to anger and hostility in a space. You may think to use red in more public spaces of the home such as a game room or family room. These spaces are more high energy, evoking more emotion, excitement, and stimulation.
 
 
This living room features subtle yet powerful pops of red used on the chandelier and floor cushions, creating a desirable, energetic feel throughout the entirety of the space. The living room is inviting, exciting, and will create a lively environment for entertaining guests, but be careful to not overdo it when thinking of including red in your own space. Certain shades of red can induce feelings of aggression and rage – two emotions you definitely do not want in an entertaining space of your home.
 
 
Yellow
 
You really can’t be in a yellow room without feeling a little joyful! The color yellow translates to happiness, making it a great color to design with psychologically. I wouldn’t recommend yellow for a relaxing space such as a bedroom or living room, as this color tends to feel energetic. But, it works stellar in spaces that could use some extra life on their own, such as a bathroom or kitchen.
 
 
Green
 
There’s nothing I love more than a beautiful, deep green. This color is known for relieving stress and have a calming effect on individuals; making it a wonderful option for bedrooms, living rooms, anywhere that you want to feel more serene.
 

 


Recent Blog Posts

Stay up to date on the latest real estate trends.

Real Estate Blog

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher mortgage rates, today’s home price… Read more

Real Estate Blog

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable challenge. It created intense bidding wars which drove… Read more

Real Estate Blog

Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

As there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be questioning what that means for your… Read more

Real Estate Blog

Why Are People Moving Today?

Buying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you’re planning to buy a … Read more

Real Estate Blog

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.

There are more homes for sale today than at any time last year. So, if you tried to buy a home last year and were outbid or out priced, now may be your opportunity. Th… Read more

Real Estate Blog

Inside Diane Keaton’s Stylish Real Estate Portfolio

The actor has long been an avid fan of interior design and flipping houses Diane Keaton’s love for real estate began early. In a 2017 interview with Wine Spectator, s… Read more

Real Estate Blog

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? Shou… Read more

Real Estate Blog

Luxury Homes Are in High Demand

As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into this categor… Read more

Real Estate Blog

What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates and home prices have risen this year, it costs more to b… Read more

LET'S TALK