The psychology behind colours and why we're more drawn to certain tones has fascinated us for quite a long time and therefore we decided to undertake a little research of our own. According to many studies colours used in interior design can have a profound effect on our emotional well-being.
Red raises a room’s energy level. The most intense color, it pumps the adrenaline like no other hue. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation.
Yellow captures the joy of sunshine and communicates happiness. It is an excellent choice for kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms, where it is energizing and uplifting. In halls, entries and small spaces, yellow can feel expansive and welcoming. On the other hand studies show that people are more likely to lose their temper in a yellow interior.
Blue is said to bring down blood pressure and slow respiration and heart rate. That's why it is considered calming, relaxing and serene, and it is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms.
A pastel blue that looks pretty on the paint chip can come across as unpleasantly chilly on the walls and furnishings, however, especially in a room that receives little natural light. If you opt for a light blue as the primary color in a room, balance it with warm hues for the furnishings and fabrics.
Green is considered the most restful color for the eye. Combining the refreshing quality of blue and the cheerfulness of yellow, green is suited for almost any room on the house. In the kitchen, green cools things down; in a family room or living room, it encourages unwinding but has enough warmth to promote comfort and togetherness. Green also has a calming effect when used as a main color for decorating. It is believed to relieve stress.
And perhaps a colour one should definitely avoid - Pantone 448C or so called dirty green has officially been named the ugliest colour as it has power to "minimize appeal"