Different сolours affect our mood and feelings differently

interior-design-colorsAs you may know, colours affect the emotional state of a home in a certain way. Different colours are able to create physical and psychological influences on a person’s being – this creates the background in which we live our everyday lives and is quite important.

Colours create the feeling of comfort of a warm summer day that we so long to have during the cold winter months.

The colour red for example, has its own story. What comes to mind when you think of it…That’s right! Red is aggressive, but not always in a negative way as energising and loud, if combined with other colours it can help create a pleasant atmosphere in the room, however it can also have the opposite effect too as it does when we think about a bull and the reaction it has towards a red sheet.

The colour green is soft, neutral and calming. Being around this colour for prolonged periods of time does not tire you out and creates an albeit small higher level of workability. However there are many tones of green, and its combinations with others colours, for example green and yellow gently and positively influences our mood but green and blue suggests a passive mood.

The colour yellow reminds us quite often of sunshine. It is awakening, invigorating and active.

The colour blue creates many different effects. This colour is calm and cold. In its presence a person’s activity level lowers, the pulse and breathing adjusts. Workability decreases and there is a tendency for reflection and contemplation.

The white colour gives the impression of simplicity and humbleness, it is laid back. When combined with green it is able to give a “fresh” head and provoke the birth of new ideas.

The most passive of colours is purple. This may result in weakening and slowing down of life processes, emerging feelings of anxiety and depression, as well as concealed excitement. Human performance decreases even from a small amount of purple. This is the reason that colourists do not recommend decorating large areas with it and most importantly to dilute it with other colours. However, this majestic colour is always present on the clothes of kings and clergy. It is the color of inspiration, which brings much interest to healers and creative individuals. Purple can teach you to accept everything that erupts around you with a calm heart, soothes the soul and nourishes your soul’s inspirational energy. It also helps with negative mental states: neurosis, loss of faith, despair, loss of self esteem.

The orange colour is able to create a cheerful, happy and positive mood and cause a feeling of warmth. This colour has a positive effect on human performance. Orange has properties of red and yellow colours as it is located between them on the colour spectrum. It fills its surroundings with energy like red and promotes the thought process like yellow. Orange tones and energises throughout the day similar to a glass of orange juice. Interestingly, this colour aids in digestion and absorption of mineral substances in food (e.g., absorption of vitamin C).

We must remember that colour can affect us in different ways and if you associate bad or negative aspects with a particular colour it is not recommended that you use those colours in your life. When deciding on colours for your home-it’s a game of positive associations and pleasant memories, so select those colours which will produce pleasant feelings!