The psychology of color in the interior

18 of January '22

Color can have a significant impact on our mood and how we perceive our surroundings. It's not easy to get the color scheme right, especially when it comes to interior design. After all, it's not a piece of clothing that can be given away to someone when the shade is no longer fashionable or we get bored. Changing the color scheme, especially when it comes to the walls is, after all, starting a renovation all over again! Check out what colors tell us when it comes to psychology and choose them so that you feel your best in your interior.

What is this color psychology?

Color psychology is the science of how certain colors affect human behavior. Different colors have different meanings, connotations and psychological connections, which vary across cultures, for example. Along with cultural differences, color psychology is heavily influenced by personal preferences. In particular, what we experienced in childhood is important. Color psychology involves the use of color theory - the practical application of mixing and matching different shades.

Czerwone wnętrze jest
niezwykle klimatyczne

The red interior is extremely atmospheric

© Jean Philippe


Red is a great option for home offices and creative spaces. In the living room or dining room, red brings people together and stimulates conversation. In an entrance hall, it makes a strong first impression.

- It is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination, as well as passion, desire and love.

- It improves a person's metabolism, increases breathing rate and raises blood pressure.

- It attracts attention more than any other color.

- When applied to large areas, this color can cause visual fatigue.

Optymistyczny żółty,
rozświetli każde wnętrze

Optimistic yellow, will brighten up any interior

© Beazy


This is a great choice for kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms. Stick to light shades, for brightening up darkened corners of the house. This will create a feeling of light and space.

- Yellow is the color of the mind and intellect, resonating with the left, logical side of the brain.

- It is the color of creativity, tons of new ideas and new ways of doing things. Sticky notes and legal pads were invented in yellow for a very good reason!

- Yellow reflects the warmth of sunlight and evokes a positive attitude.

Ożywcza zieleń we wnętrzu

Invigorating green in the interior

© Jane Duursma


Green suits almost every room in the house. It stimulates thoughts of balance, growth and restoration in the psychology of color. It immediately evokes the natural world and encourages relaxation, but has enough warmth to promote comfort and togetherness.

- Darker greens refer to money, wealth and prestige, while lighter greens refer to rebirth, growth and freshness.

- Nature's color. Symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness and fertility.

- Considered beneficial for the mind and body.

- It slows down the human metabolism and has a calming effect.

Granatowa ściana dodaje

A navy blue wall adds elegance

© Beazy


Blue has the opposite effect on us than red. Considered calming, this color is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms where you want to create a relaxing environment.

- It has a calming effect, reducing tension and anxiety, slowing the heart rate and reducing appetite.

- It relates to trust, honesty and reliability.

- It can appear mature, conservative, boring or signify a rigid outlook.

- Deep, bold shades are effective in building self-confidence and are associated with qualities such as loyalty, trust, peace and success.

Fiolet świetnie prezentuje
się w korytarzu czy przedpokoju

Purple looks great in a hallway or hallway

© Pexels


Purplehas a regal appeal and suggests the luxury that its presence provides. Consider using it in a dressing room for a unique effect, or in a hallway to make a great impression on guests at the first opportunity.

- It can be creative and individual or immature and impractical.

- It is associated with a range of positive emotions, from creativity to fantasy and nobility.

- This tone enhances people's sense of beauty and their response to creative ideas.

Elaboration: Dominika Tyrlik

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