Colour Selection & It's Impact On Psychology

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

Colour consultations are not a new thing when we are discussing interior design, but are we really paying attention to the importance and the impact it can have on our psychology apart from just the over all outlook of the home?

Colour plays an important role in how we have been perceiving this world, ever since the beginning of our time and yet there is still so much we need to understand about its impact on human psychology. This is because there are a lot of variables we need to factor in, for example, the ability to perceive the colour varies from person to person depending on the genetic composition, personal preferences, experiences in the past, cultural & gender differences, age, profession and so on. 

And that is the reason why we always prefer to sit and understand you before we commence any work whether its for yourself or your home. In this article, we’ll explain what colour psychology is and educate you on how colour will not only change your entire outlook of the house but lot within you as well.

What is Colour Psychology?

It is the study of colours in relation to human behaviour. Here we aim to determine how colour affects our way of living including mood, feelings, behaviour & personality. Have you ever wondered why we inquire about the favourite colour when we want to know someone better? It may be a subconscious inquiry but it tells a lot about how our psyche works. Believe it or not, we have been drawn or repelled by certain colours consciously or subconsciously and it has been one of the important factors in our decision making process within our minds. Every individual would have a certain colour meanings associated that could be dependent on his/her upbringing, gender, location, values, and a variety of other factors.  

Why Is This Important To Discuss Here?

When you are after a colour consultation for your home, we would like you to have a think about this in a little more depth. Because choosing the right colours for your home can evoke the desirable feelings & emotions, so does poor colour selection can negatively impact your psychology. And that is just not the modern science backing it up but this has been very well detailed out in Vastu Shastra & Feng Shui— the ancient wisdom from thousands of years.

When colours are used mindfully, it will help align your exterior space to the interiors of your mind. This is why understanding colour psychology can be so useful in Interior Design and Styling. Colours are the tools, designers use to influence how people think, behave and interpret any information. The choice of colours can help people decide what is important, what makes sense and get desirable outcome. And that’s why we need to understand a little more about the colour theory, what are the different types of colours and common meanings associated with it.

Below is a colour wheel - a simple graphical representation to explain three basic primary colours, three secondary colours and six tertiary colours and how it works. Click the image below, to find out more about the colour theory, what are warm/ cool colours as well as difference between adjacent/ analogous & complementary colours.

Psychological Meanings To Colours

Below are some common meanings we tend to associate with these colours. While you may refer to these common meanings, we would like you to consider choosing colours that represent what you would like your home to be about or how you wish to feel within that space.

Now that you’ve learned what is the importance of colours on our psychology and its use in the designing process, it’s time to apply them in enhancing the interiors of your home as well as your mind. Book your Colour consultation with us today and let's get started exploring the right colour pallete that works best for you and your family.

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