Using Color Psychology to Help Decorate YourHome

Using Color Psychology to Help Decorate YourHome

The idea of color psychology may be a foreign concept to someMany home-owners often overlook the importance of the color choices they make for their home and consequently, follow popular trends that may clash with their home’s decorative integrity

Color psychology plays an essential role in the identification of the perfectly-themed decor style that your home deserves. Did you know that the different colors, when used in interior design, have effects on us that we are sometimes not aware of? The colors you choose will impact the mood and tone of a room, which can to a certain extent, impact the attitudes of people. Certain colors soothe while others provoke aggressive emotions. 

For an instance, the bright colors such as vibrant shades of green and blue, yellow and orange provide an expansive feeling. These are friendly, happy colors that encourage communication. These are perfect colors for your dining area and kitchen.

Warm colors like orange and yellow hues provide a cheerful feeling and raise the perceived temperature of a room. For that reason, they are best for rooms that inspire activity. Avoid applying them in rooms meant for relaxation, such as the bedroom.

Another color you can use for your dining area is the color red. It is bold and provocative, which can awaken the senses as well as stimulate the appetite. Restaurateurs even take advantage of this concept to attract customers and keep them coming back.

Muted colors such as sky blue, on the other hand, suggest feelings of calmness and peace. In fact, researchers who study the psychology of color for interior design purposes painted prison cells several years ago with color blue in an attempt to alter the inmate’s mood and temperaments.  A person who wants their bedroom to become a haven of peace after hard day’s work would find calming colors such as celadon or sky blue incredibly satisfying.

Colors are capable of affecting human beings in many subtle ways. By using the principles of color psychology, you can make your home stand out from the competition and sell more quickly at a higher price.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate


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