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Wall Colour Can Influence You, Know How | Mr. Homecare
Published June 7, 2017

Wall Colour Can Influence You, Know How | Mr. Homecare

Everybody loves to live in a place filled with positivity, but have you ever wondered that the colors of your home are the reflection of your personality? John Ruskin once said, “The purest & Most thoughtful minds are those that love colour the most”. Painting one’s house can often be a stressful process. For most of us, the most difficult decision is choosing the right wall colour for your room and for every part of your house.

The Big Deal About Wall Colour

While selecting the wall colour for each room, we do tend to focus on the colours we like and then fine tune our selection based on how the colour would match with our existing and proposed furniture polish & fittings.

This approach, however, is not bulletproof, it will often lead to us feeling a little ‘off’ in our living room. This is often because we fail to consider the psychological effects of the colors in our lives, which in this case are those of your wall colors.

Let us help you understand these psychological effects by breaking the concept down into smaller understandings:

The Psychological Effects of Each Wall Colour

Colours are generally categorised as “cool” or “warm” colours. Warm colours, eg. red, yellow, & orange can lead to feelings of comfort & warmth while cool colours, eg. blue, green, & purple endow feelings of relaxation & calmness.

Let us take a few colors and talk about their individual impacts on our mood:

Red color is better suited for areas like the kitchen or dining room due to its association with hunger. As this color is exciting and triggers an energetic rush, it can be best used for workout rooms.

In a similar way, the colour yellow is meant to breed energy and enthusiasm. This color seems welcoming and expansive, hence to be used in living room and passages. It is also meant to stimulate nerves and purify the thoughts, making it ideal for a workspace.

Blue, on the other hand, is color is known to have a calming effect, especially the lighter shades of blue. It is the most serene and relaxing color, hence often recommended for bathrooms and bedrooms. For larger rooms and living rooms, consider softer and warmer blues to encourage relaxation.

Colours And Culture

We must also remember that certain colours have different meanings for different cultures. This can cause us to subconsciously like or dislike certain colours without understanding the reason why. Indians, on the whole, like bright colours. It is necessary to note though, that too many colours in a small space, can cause sensory overload. This can lead to the individual feeling uncomfortable.

All in all, colours do have a major impact on our lives, be it the colour of our clothes, our accessories or our rooms. As we spend most of our time either in our homes or at our workspace. It’s important that we select the right wall colors for the same.