Ever walk into a room and feel an instant sense of calm? Chances are, that room was painted a soft blue or green. While color preference is undeniably a matter of personal taste, science has shown that different colors affect us in different ways. So if you’re considering a new color scheme, you need to think about how color affects your mood.
Consider what mood you want to set in a room you are designing. Here are some color insights from the “color scientists.”
- Red is energetic and boosts your mood. It’s great for a common space like the living room or kitchen. Some people consider it to be a color of love and warmth, so it could also be a good choice in a bathroom to set a cozy scene.
- Yellow is a cheerful color. It looks great mixed with light tones and emits a positive energy. This is a fantastic color for the kitchen or living room. I love a soft yellow with black and white!
- Green emits goodness and is both refreshing and calming. It can make you feel tranquil and remind of you nature. This makes it a great color for almost any room in your home.
- Orange is another energetic color. It would be great for a dining room or an active boy’s bedroom. Steer clear of orange in the master bedroom if you are looking to unwind!
- Blue has been scientifically proven to lower your pulse rate. Similar to green, it creates a tranquil environment and is therefore ideal anywhere you want to feel relaxed—particularly the bedroom or bathroom.
- Purple evokes a feeling of luxury. This makes it a fantastic color for both a bathroom or a kitchen. It gives the room a sense of royalty and indulgence.
- Pink symbolizes femininity, warmth and romance. It can be fantastic for a little girl’s bedroom. Anywhere other than that, though, it can be tricky because of it’s intense feminine energy.
- Black emits feelings of glamour and power. Many people shy away from painting walls black, but if it’s balanced out with white, it can be very regal. If you want a cozy room consider black on your ceiling.
- White…ahhh, white. You can never go wrong with anything on the neutral scale. Whites and creams are very earthy and leave you feeling both warm and cozy, and cool and relaxed at the same time. This is another color scheme that is ideal for any room!
I know a woman who does NOT feel relaxed in a blue room, so understand that these color and moods aren’t the same for everyone. It’s important that you understand how color affects your mood — aside from what the masses think. The beauty of using color in your home is that you can express yourself and create any mood you want!