Colours and emotions Guide, Property style tips, House decor improvement

Colours & Emotions: How They Affect in Your Life?

22 June 2021

Emotions and colours are closely interconnected. Colours can make us happy or sad, and it can also make us feel starving or relaxing. It depends on how you use colour’s psychological effects.

The Colour Psychology is everything you feel about the colours. There are various influences in each colour, some make you feel warm and excited, while others make you feel cool and peaceful. Warm colours can evoke emotions different from cool colours, and bright colours can create feelings different from silent colours. In short, colours can help us to feel relaxed instantly, or lift our minds and in the long run they can improve and heal our life.

Colours add to a living space life and cheer. They set the mood for a room and are linked to specific emotions of people. In addition, colours say a lot about your taste and personality. The way various colours affect emotions is largely based on the brightness, shade, tint or tone of a colour and whether it is warm or cool. Therefore, it is important to choose the right colours for your living space.

Let’s take a look on how colours make you feel and affect our emotions.

Warm Colours

Colours and emotions guide, property style

The side of the colour wheel consisting of Reds, Yellows, Oranges and their hybrids are usually referred to as warm colours. Sunlight, fire, sand, energy and heat are associated with warm colours. Warm colours invite people to a pleasant space, providing them with a feeling of being close, friendly and cosy. These colours can make big rooms look warm and clean. These colours can make big rooms look warm and snug.

Cool Colours

Colours and emotions guide, property style

You see the blue, green, violet side of the colour wheel and its hybrids are cool colours.  Cool colours have a soothing or calming effect on us. You can imagine that cool hues if you think of a cool serenely lake or a water body!

Cool colours, which enable our mind to focus and work at optimum speed, help to calm the emotions and sharpen your thinking. Cool colouring is therefore best for those rooms that are most important for concentration, calm and relaxation. Thus, in the bedroom, office, study and kindergarten, you can use these colours.

Happy Colours

Colours and emotions guide, property style

Happy colours, like yellow, orange, pink and red, are warm and bright. Pastel colours, such as peach, light pink or lilac, may increase your mood as well. The lighter and brighter a colour will make you feel happier and more optimistic. Another way colours can create happy emotions is through the combination of several primary and secondary colours for a colourful youthful effect.

Sad Colours

Colours and emotions guide, property style

Sad colours are dark and silent colours. Grey is a sad quintessence, but colours like blue, green and neutral, as brown or beige, that are dark and silent, can have similar repercussions on the emotions and feelings according to how they are used. Black is often considered the colour of mourning in western cultures, while it is white in some eastern Asian countries.

According to the Northern American Mental Health Professional Advice Council, “Warm-toned colour evoke feelings of happiness, optimism, and energy so they are more closely linked with positive emotions. Cool colours on the other hand, like purple, blue, and green, can evoke feelings of sadness and are more closely linked with negative feelings. Depressing colours that are dark and muted, like black and grey, for example, also evoke feelings of sadness. Neutral colours like beige and black can also have this effect on emotions.”

Energizing Colours

Colours and emotions guide, property style

Strong, bright and neon colours can influence emotions powerfully. Colours such as bright red, bright yellow, and neon green make you feel more vigorous, but can also irritate the eyes. These colours will attract you and distinguish you from your environment. Highly pigmented, powerful colours such as turquoise, magenta, royal blue and emerald green can also stimulate and reawaken.

Calming Colours

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You can feel calm in cool colours like blue and green. Colours of cool pastels such as baby blue, lilac and mint are relaxing. You may also feel calm with neutrals like white, beige and grey. The less colours, and the simpler the design and wall is, the calmer it feels!

After all, colour is not fully agreed and may appeal to individual countries differently. No matter what, colours and emotions are inseparable from one another, so before you use colours, you have to consider the effects of them. You can now select the colours accordingly by understanding the psychology of various colour and get the results you are looking for!

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