The Psychology Of Paint Colours And How They Relate To Feeling And Mood

Choosing paint colours isn’t always as simple as it sounds. There is quite a lot to consider and most of us have made mistakes when it comes to choosing a paint colour for a room. Something to consider is how the colour you are thinking of will affect the feel, mood and ambience in a room. Here is list of major colour tones and how they work on our subconscious.

The Psychology Of Colours

If the following list is a bit too much to take on board then your local professional painters can help.

Bold Pink - For Grownups

This punchy colour is much more versatile than you may think. A bright, vivid pink tone like fuchsia suggests energy and glamour

Peony Pink - Energetic and Youthful

This hue will add energy while keeping a feminine look

Bold Red  - Dramatic and Energising

Red immediately evokes a passionate, romantic feel in any room. It can add drama when used generously or just a simple touch can warm up a space. The many different shades create different moods, from a romantic merlot to a retro cherry shade

Red-Orange - A Subtle Approach

A red-orange accent can counterbalance cooler colours and instantly warm the space. Use small doses of red if you want to spice things up without completely committing to the bold hue

Deep Orange - A Versatile Shade

Picking the right shade of orange can be overwhelming but a deep orange, or terracotta, is a great option to try. The versatile colour can be energising by day and cozy by night.

Apricot Orange - An Appetising Shade

Go with a lighter shade of orange, such as apricot, if you want a calming look. Plus, it can act as an appetite stimulant while balancing the right amount of relaxation and energy

Sunshine Yellow - An Uplifting Hue

yellow is often associated with happiness and optimism because it can activate memory,

stimulate the nervous system and promote creativity

Muted Yellow - Airy and Relaxing

If a bright yellow isn't your style, try a neutral pale shade. The added bonus: this shade gives the appearance of a larger room

Apricot Orange - An Appetising Shade

Go with a lighter shade of orange, such as apricot, il you want a calming look. Plus, it can act as an appetite stimulant while balancing the right amount of relaxation and energy

Turquoise - Stability and Peace

Turquoise walls bring a serene feel

Lime Green - A Burst of Energy

Green reminds us of life and renewal since it's associated with nature. It's one of the most versatile colours as well. lt can be dramatic, refreshing or inviting depending on how you use it

Celery Green - A Lively Neutral

Lighter shades of green, such as sea green and celery green, bring a light and airy look to a space. It can also add sophistication and crispness in harmony

Sapphire Blue - A Powerful Statement

A darker shade of blue, such as sapphire, will bring a powerful punch to any room

Vibrant Purple Shades - A Refreshing and Lively Look

You're in the majority if you stray away from purple when decorating. However, this colour correlates with royalty and creativity, and it can completely refresh your homes interior

Cool Blue - A Serene Environment

Many homeowners turn to blue when painting a room because they want a comfortable, inviting feel in their home

Silver Grey - A Romantic Feel

Looking to add a romantic touch to a room? Try a lighter shade of grey to create an inviting look

A Pop of Purple - For a Fun Vibe

Sometimes all you need are accents of colour to change the mood of a room. Bright purple pillows for example can add an energetic vibe to an otherwise drab room

Grey - A Favourite Neutral

Designers love to use grey as a backdrop or a neutral shade because of its ability to allow other shades to shine

Silver Grey - A Romantic Feel

Looking to add a romantic touch to a room? Try a lighter shade of grey to create an inviting look

Earthy Brown - Helps You Relax

Brown is one of the most comforting colours you can choose so it's no wonder that it's a top choice for living rooms and kitchens

Colour Effect

Paint colours can have a profound effect on our moods and emotions. Studies in colour psychology have shown that certain colours can evoke certain feelings so we hope the above will help you when choosing colours for an interior painting project. Still need help? Then why not book a free colour consultation?

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