Now I See You: Color Psychology In Your Interior Design

Color psychology is an actual science that explores the way which various colors and their hues, tints and tones can affect the human mood. Each color – either warm or cold – effects the adjoining contrast; however, it adds to the overall ambiance along with what you feel in it.

Every color is a very specific mood inducer. A loud, neon color may cause unnecessary irritation and annoyance whereas a middling color scheme can induce unwarranted boredom despite it looks chic or stylish. The effect of each color is further enhanced or toned down when we adjust the tint. As we know that the darker the color, the more intense its effect. Similarly, the lighter the color, the less it effects the mood.

We are going to show you some of the more mainstream color choices in interior design and how they can inadvertently affect the mood of the user.



1) Sincere Brown


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Brown is mostly related to nature and other organic objects. It has an inherently relaxing and cozy effect in an interior design. It can make any space look cozy and comfortable. As you can see from the interior design, it is decorated in brown and wooden accents. The initial impact is immediate timeworn and homespun – a place which looks so cozy and homely.



2) Loyal Blue


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The effect of the blue color is partially dependent on what kind of hue it is being used in. For instance, navy blue gives off a luxurious vibe, while sky blue is a metaphorical relaxant. As the interior design shown, it is decorated with a piece of navy blue upholstered furniture. The impact is instant – the dark tint of the blue combined with the tufted style of the furniture immediately gives off a royal, opulent and luxurious vibe.



3) Harmony White


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White has a dual impact on the sensibilities, it can be overtly sterile and clean if it is utilized overly. On the other hand, it can make the interior look bright, airy and breezy, only if it is used in correct proportions. This interior design which is dressed in just the right proportions of bright and beautiful with a dash of wonderful contrast.



4) Sexy Black


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Bold and elegant, black can come off as blunt with a side of chic and sophisticated. However, it can make your ambiance and your mood gloomy and somber if it is used overly. For instance, this interior design uses a high contrast color scheme in a clever way which makes the design look so elegant and luxurious!



5) Breezy Pink


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If you’re looking to create a room which has a fresh vibe, let’s go for pink! Since this color looks vibrant and breezy, it has a way of elevating the mood and spirits all around. As the image shown, it is a perfect representation of how pink can imbue a cheerful and optimistic vibe in our interior design.


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