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.

White

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

Negative:  stark, boring, bland, isolation

 

 

Black

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

Negative: associated with death, mourning and evil

 

 

Brown

Positive: warmth, comfort, security, natural and earthy

Negative: loneliness, sadness, and isolation

 

 

Red

Positive: love, passion, warmth, coziness

Negative: anger

 

Yellow

Positive: cheery, warm, bright, energetic and sunny

Negative: frustration and fatigue

 

Blue

 Positive: calming, security, serenity, tranquility and reliability

Negative: sadness, aloofness and conservative

 

Green

Positive: balanced, refreshing, calming and revitalizing

Negative: envy

Purple

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

Negative: None

Pink

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.