Colour Psychology

“Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”  Pablo Picasso

When you understand colour meaning and that everything you choose to decorate your home with, has a direct effect on how your environment supports you, you will be better equipped to create a happy, healthy home and succeed your interior design schemes. On the other hand, you also avoid the opposite; dull, draining or tired.

05 Colour psycho-color-meanings

BLUE:

How the colour blue affects us physically and mentally.

  • Calm, sedate and can lower blood pressure.
  • Sense of cooling.
  • Builds confidence.
  • Enhancement of intuition.
  • Most productive colour.

05 Colour psycho-color-blue

RED:

How the colour red affects us mentally and physically.

  • Increases enthusiasm.
  • Stimulates energy, passion and strong emotion.
  • Encourages action, confidence and appetite.
  • A sense of protection from fears and anxiety.
  • Some cultures consider red to represent luck so maybe you feel lucky.

05 Colour psycho-color-red

GREEN:

How the colour green affects us physically and mentally.

  • Soothing, and restful on the eye.
  • Relaxing mentally as well as physically.
  • Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety.
  • Offers a deep sense of renewal, self-control and harmony.

05 Colour psycho-color-green

ORANGE :

How the colour green affects us physically and mentally.

  • Can stimulate feelings relating to summer.
  • Stimulate hunger and enthusiasm.
  • Relates to meditation and higher self.
  • Creativity.

An accent wall can be the main focal point of your room.

05 Colour psycho-color-orange

BROWN:

How the colour brown affects us physically and mentally.

  • Feeling of wholesomeness and practicality .
  • Stability and reliability .
  • Grounded with a connection to Earth.
  • Offers a sense orderliness.

Timeless and classic therefore brown never gets old.

05 Colour psycho-color-brown

PURPLE:

How the colour purple affects us mentally and physically.

  • Uplifting.
  • Calming to mind and nerves.
  • Offers a sense of spirituality and wisdom.
  • Encourages creativity and success.

05 Colour psycho-color-purple

YELLOW:

How the colour yellow affects us mentally and physically.

  • Mentally stimulating.
  • Stimulates the nervous system.
  • Activates memory.
  • Encourages communication.
  • Is the colour most likely to cause eye strain and it is prone to make babies cry.

05 Colour psycho-color-yellow

WHITE:

How the colour white affects us mentally and physically.

  • Aids mental clarity.
  • Encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles.
  • Evokes purification of thoughts or actions.
  • Enables fresh beginnings.

05 Colour psycho-color-white

BLACK:

How the colour black affects us mentally and physically.

  • Feeling inconspicuous.
  • A restful emptiness.
  • Mysterious evoking a sense of potential and possibility.
  • Sophistication.

05 Colour psycho-color-black

Source:

http://www.interiordesignipedia.com/color-meanings.html

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