Color Psychology - Creating a Feel Good Home

Color Psychology - Creating a Feel Good Home

Color Psychology – Creating a Feel Good Home


We often choose paint colors based on personal aesthetics but it is interesting to see how color can affect our emotions and behaviors. Different colors create different moods in a home and it is important to know how color affects us before we break out the paint cans and brushes!

Red is a powerful color that connotes energy, love and connections between people.  The color red can increase blood pressure and stimulate appetites. Red can impact spaces in a big way and add drama and passion as seen with this fabulous powder bathroom!


Orange is a youthful, bright and warm color that invigorates and stimulates brain activity.  Yellow is also a happy energetic color but an overabundance can be hard on the eyes. Warm tones in general including earth tones and neutrals can make people feel comfortable and work well in common living areas and kitchens. 


(Erin Rose Photography)

Green is a safe, tranquil color that is most associated with nature, health and healing.   The color green is also the color of concentration so it could work well for a home office.  Green is the most restful on the eyes which makes it great for bedrooms as well.


(Erin Rose Photography)

The color blue is associated with a calm, relaxed, creative and comfortable environment.  The sky and sea are blue and most people enjoy this color.  This color is often used in offices because of its high productivity rates.  These cool shades can reduce blood pressure and can be a great choice for a bedroom color. 


(Erin Rose Photography)

This beautiful blue ceiling color is used on a “fifth wall” and draws the eye upward to make the room feel larger!



A soft pink is often thought of as a feminine, romantic and compassionate color. This tranquil room is pretty in pink!

(Erin Rose Photography)

The color purple can bring up feelings of power, wisdom, creativity, and spirituality.  Purple has the stability of blue mixed with the energy of red. 

White is most associated with purity, cleanliness and a fresh feel.  It is a neutral that goes with anything!  Used in a bathroom or kitchen, it can give a modern, clean and relaxed feel to a space.

The color black used in interior design can give a space a mysterious, powerful, elegant and sophisticated look!  If you are going for contrast, this color will serve as an intense and interesting backdrop for lighter or more vibrant colors in the room. 


( (Keechi Creek Builders)

Gray has become the “new” neutral! This versatile color can look cool and contemporary or warm and classic depending on the undertones used in the paint. 

So add some color to your life and feel good in your home!

Happy Designing – By Design Interiors





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