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Colour Schemes: How different colours affect us, from West London interior designer

Interior colours can communicate a powerful message, especially in places where the atmosphere is important. It’s remarkable how colour can affect our mood so intensely, which is why it’s so important to take it into account when thinking about painting your home.


How different colours affect us

Blue tones
  • Various shades of blue are known to relax the mind and relieve tension. Blue subconsciously reminds us of a clear, tranquil sky or the therapy of the sea.

  • In some cases, shades of blue can suppress your appetite. A funny fact is that if you eat from a blue plate you will actually eat less!

  • Typically relieving stress and anxiety, the colour blue can also seems as a cooler tone to some, so be sure to warm the colour down using darker shades as well.

Yellow tones

  • Green hues such as seafoam promote energy and liveliness.

  • Soft and warm greens can promote balance and harmony.

  • A yellowish mossy shade is a good colour to pair with soft greens because it reflects optimism, much like sunshine on a beautiful day. Greens and yellows would be a great interior design idea if you wanted to paint the interior of a gym. These colours will fill the room with energy, strength, and motivation.

Purple tone

  • Light purple and lavender shades give off a spiritual vibe and enhance the feeling of wisdom. Surrounding yourself with deeper shades of purple will promote creativity in yourself as well.

  • Choosing a deep purple for an accent wall will dictate the feeling of royalty and appreciation for your clients who come and go at your day spa or salon

Pastel tone

  • Pastel shades evoke trendiness and femininity for most people. They also promote a feeling of acceptance and soothe worry.

  • Pastels soften your mood and allow you to take in new thoughts and think optimistically.

Below we have listed a few interior design ideas from Farrow & Balls directory to help you create an environment often associated with the atmosphere.

Light Walls and Darker Woodwork
  • A marvellous way to create light and space is to use the lightest colour