Psychology of colors

Colors aren't used without purpose in interior design. They can affect your mood, your energy and make or break a space. Doesn't matter what your personality is like, manipulating colors in every room is a key to make the most of your life at home. If you're more on the brave side, don't be afraid of going for bold colors even as a touch, only one wall or colored doors and windows. If you're more traditional and classic, or easily bored by permanent colors, decorate different spaces with colorful accessories such as stylish pillows, vases, candles, paintings since they’re easy to change over time. This is a perfect way to have the perfect light colored and chic neutral palettes in your house, without ever being boring. The most important is to have fun, your home should reflect your personality and lifestyle. This is the perfect place to exercise your creative side!

Art and color therapy color wheel for home improvement
Painting your home can have many different reactions

Firstly, the range of colors is immense and the basis lies in the PRIMARY, SECONDARY and TERTIARY colors above.

Complementary colors are opposite to each other in the graph.

Different colors can make us feel and think differently. They can make us calmer, more energized and excited, or help with concentration and studying, among others. It's important to tailor your perfect color palette to your needs and your general mood, learning also how to avoid colors that may make you feel more down or tired.

We all know that colors matter a great deal in advertising, art and fashion, but they can make an incredible difference in your home.

Browse through some ideas and learn about the effects of the main colors.


Painting the walls yellow can make you alert and upbeat
Yellow interior paint for a home

Warm color.

Positive features: Confidence, self-esteem, creativity, concentration, productivity, uplifting.

Best for: Inspiring creative thoughts.

   Study room, to improve focus and help to keep you awake.

   Creating enthusiasm and giving energy.


Painting a room blue has a calming effect
Paint your interior walls blue for cool refreshing coloing

Cold color.

Positive features: peace, practical, structure, communication, calm, authority, intuition

Negative features: avoid if you're feeling a little depressed, lonely or isolated

Best for: Stimulation of clear thoughts, with strong blues.

       Ultimate serenity and relaxation with soft blues.

       Creating an atmosphere of meditation

       If used in kitchen and dining areas, it decreases appetite

       Cooling off a room with too much sun and heat


Painting green walls can be healing
Green interior paint job

Cold color.

Positive features: refreshment, balance, harmony, nature, security, restoration

Best for: searching for new directions

       In need of a restoration and healing

       Easing the tension and regenerating your body

       Feeling grounded and balanced


White walls are pure and sophisticated
The white on white contrast of interior painting

Neutral color.

Positive features: clean and open, purity, clarity, simplicity, sophistication

Best for: refreshing your home

   A quiet and pure effect

   Maximizing a space


Painting your bedroom pink can help with sensitivity
Passionate red paint

Warm color.

Positive features: Love, affection, flirting, communication, nurture

Best for: adding femininity

   Comforting and nurturing atmosphere


Vibrant and creative for your wall painting
Cooling bluish interior painting

Cold color.

Positive features: creativity, immune system healer, peace, communication

Best for: bringing up your creative side with any form of art

   putting you in touch with spirituality and inner peace

   helping with healing the body, allergies, immune system


Painting the walls black is stylish, but can be a little heavy
The stylish approach of black interior paint

In essence, is the absence of light.

Positive features: elegant, bold, chic, sophisticated, glamorous

Negative features: may be cold and heavy, specially in excess

Best for: promoting sophistication, excellence and sharp-minded thinking

   highlighting certain areas of the room

   creating protective barriers, for it absorbs the negative energy coming your way


Purple walls at home are glamorous and help with creativity
Surreal paint for your home's interior

Cold color.

Positive features: luxury, mystery, royalty, power

Best for: creating a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere

   breaking the norm with a bold and unusual color


Red painting walls are stimulating and energetic
Red, the color of passion and fire

Warm color.

Positive features: energy, warmth,  excitement, courage, strength, passion

Negative features: avoid if you're aggressive or too anxious

Best for: stimulating and energizing

       increasing appetite, if used in kitchen areas

       adding passion and improving mood


Meditate and reach elevation more easily in a Lilac colored room
Peaceful, serene Lilac

Cold color.

Positive features: serenity, tranquility, healing, spirituality, vision

Negative features: avoid if you're too introverted

Best for: setting up the perfect meditation environment

   making you more aware of spirituality and promoting clear thinking


Grey scale provides cool comforting spaces
Grey can be professional


Positive features: chic, sophisticated, psychologically neutral

Negative features: lack of energy and confidence

Best for: suppressing an excessive mood, since there's no crucial psychological characteristics to it.

   design use, bringing the attention to the rest of the room


A comforting, easy place to be
Sophisticated and calm brown

Neutral color. It's a mix of different colors and shades.

Positive features: comforting, natural, security, stability, support

Negative features: can get heavy, depending on the use and excess

Best for: creating a more charming and comforting environment

   having a more natural atmosphere, going away from the over artificial


Orange is the new tone
A vibrant living room in orange

Warm color.

Positive features: fun, joyful, creative, abundance, comfort, vibrant, ambition

Negative features: restlessness

Best for: when you wanna have fun and stimulation for sports and dance

   healing of the emotional side

   promoting creativity and awakening of new ideas, "outside the box" thinking

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