Colour Psychology: How Colour Can Affect Your Mood

Home improvement is key and it is generally anything that can help make your home feel more relaxing and comfortable to live in. There are of course several factors that need to be considered with regards to home improvement. However, while you are caught up in all the improvements you should and can make to your home, do not forget about color. 

Scientifically, it has been proven that colors can indeed have a psychological impact on us. And the exact kind of impact will vary with each color. Therefore, color is an important tool that can be used to alter or control our emotions and state of mind. So, while picking colors for your home, be sure that they are in tune with what you hope to achieve. Randomly picking colors for the fun of it can work in the reverse of your actual intention. 

By understanding the psychological implication of different colors, you can make well informed color choices for your home and rooms.


Red is a color that is commonly associated with hunger stimulation, headaches, stress and excitement. Which is why red is usually the better option for your kitchen or dinning room. Red is a good color to paint your gym if you have one, since it tends to induce excitement. On the flipside, you should avoid painting your bedrooms red if you want to get any sleep.


White is code for cleanliness and chastity. It is no coincidence why bathrooms and kitchens are often painted white. White can also portray a clean and sterile environment. White also help other colors stand out. So, smart blending with other colors can add beauty to a space.


Blue oozes an aura of comfort, calm and peace. Blue is a great color choice for office/study rooms, bathrooms, living room or your bedroom. The color blue is also said to increase focus, lower heart rate and increase productivity. Conversely, avoid painting your dinning room or kitchen blue since it can decrease appetites.


Brown is commonly associated with warmth. Brown, which is a dark color, can make a space feel inviting, cozy and homey. Brown is a great color choice for your living room, kitchen and dining room. An admirable way to introduce the color brown is through dark furniture or floor patterns. On the contrary, avoid brown in bathrooms.


Healing, peacefulness and tranquility – these are some of the things that green stands for, making it a great choice for the bedroom and living room. Green also blends in well with other colors, and you can always tweak its shade for a lighter or stronger feel.


Yellow is linked with inducing metabolism and thinking. Lighter shades of yellow are great for your bathroom and living room. Avoid painting your bedroom yellow, as it can be overly stimulating. Yellow can also be used to brighten a room.


Black is one of the strongest colors you can introduce into your home. It can portray both a depressing and sleek feel, depending on how it is used. Black should be used tactfully. Too much of it can ruin the beauty of your home.


Purple is associated with creativity and royalty. However, the color is also known to create a relaxing and calming feel. Purple is a great choice for offices and living rooms.

So, put some serious thought into your colour choices. Consider how you will use each room in your home and choose wisely.