Yes colour psychology is real. While the exact link between colour and mood is not fully understood, it has been scientifically proven that colour does affect how we act, think and feel.

Color psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior. Color influences perceptions that are not obvious, such as the taste of food. Colours can also enhance the effectiveness of placebos.

It makes sense then that the paint colours we choose to paint the walls of our home will affect our mood. In this post, we’ll explore how you can pick a paint colour to inspire specific moods like warmth, comfort or creativity.

Room Paint Colours & Mood

Let’s look at the personality of different colours and how they might affect our mood. Remember colours can be softened and contrasted with other colours to reduce any negative associations.


 Positive: purity, innocence, cleanliness, freshness, and simplicity

Negative:  stark, boring, bland, isolation




Positive: powerful colour best used as an accent colour to create balance

Negative: associated with death, mourning and evil




Positive: warmth, comfort, security, natural and earthy

Negative: loneliness, sadness, and isolation




Positive: love, passion, warmth, coziness

Negative: anger



Positive: cheery, warm, bright, energetic and sunny

Negative: frustration and fatigue



 Positive: calming, security, serenity, tranquility and reliability

Negative: sadness, aloofness and conservative



Positive: balanced, refreshing, calming and revitalizing

Negative: envy


Positive: luxurious, exotic, sensual, wisdom, spiritual and royal

Negative: None


Positive: feminine, love, romance, calming, kindness

Negative: none

Book A Colour Consultation

Confused about colour? A colour consultation with a professional painter can make choosing paint colours easier. If you are someone who also chooses safe, neutral tones, a colour consultant will be able to suggest some ideas (perhaps bolder colours?!) so you can express your personality without going overboard.

Nelson’s Painting in Forster is your local painting specialist. We can help with everything from domestic painting to graffiti removal. Get in touch today.