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5 Popular Interior Colors and How They Affect Your Mood

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

Whether you're completely redecorating or looking to make a small change in your home, choosing the right color scheme can be very difficult - especially when you want different rooms to provoke different moods. The bedroom, for example, should make you feel calm and relaxed, whereas the dining room should make you feel more lively and sociable.

Here is our breakdown of how different interior colors affect our moods:


Blue is a very calming color that can make you feel centered, relaxed, and serene. It is known to help lower blood pressure, clear the mind, and help steady one's breathing. While blue rooms are lovely to lounge and rest in, it is important to note that pastel blues can come across as very cold and chilly. Light, warm blues are great and are easily balanced with warm hues and furnishing.


Kitchens are great rooms to paint yellow as it brightens your mood and increases your energy - something we usually all need in the morning as we make our way to the kettle. Yellow can catch the sunlight and leave you with an uplifting feeling of joy and liveliness.


White instills the fear of dirt in even the messiest of people. But painting your walls white or off-white is a great way to help make your home feel more spacious and open and the people within it more neutral. Not necessarily an energy nor calm-inducing color, white gives a happy medium that leaves you feeling clean. White rooms give an automatic feel of cleanliness and purity. The color white itself stands for protection, innocence, and goodness, to name a few.


This is a great color for your home office as it symbolizes prosperity and helps to reduce anxiety. It is one of the most restful colors for your eyes and is known to be restorative, mind-clearing, and encourage composure. For those who love the outdoors, it also gives an outdoorsy, natural feel - much like blue speaks to those whose hearts truly lie by the water.


Purple is a rich, dramatic color that is historically the color of royalty and luxury. Deep purples give off a very romantic, mysterious, and luxurious vibe and are great for sparking creativity. While deep purples aren't the best for the bedroom, where you want the mind to relax, lighter purples such as lavender and lilac are better options as they are calming and light


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