Room Color and How It Affects Your Mood | Dash Home Goods

Color is all around us, but what impact does it really have on our moods, emotions, and behaviors?  Although scientist don't completely understand the link between color and mood, it is a scientific fact that color affects mood. Some people want to lift their spirits by eating a pint of ice cream (me), but there is a better way to go about improving your mood: color. Colors are a powerful design tool that can make the rooms we live in feel more calm, cheerful, and cozy.  As a result, you should consider the temperament of color you choose, as well as the color of furniture and accessories, all create a mood.

Warm and Cool Colors:

Warm colors consist of orange, red, yellow, and combinations of these and similar colors. As the name indicates, they tend to make you think of warm things, such as sunlight and heat which is why they're often used to make large rooms seem cozier. If you have a huge bedroom that you want to look more intimate and cozy, try painting it a warm color. 



Cool colors located opposite warm colors on the color wheel, are colors with cool undertones and include purples, blues, and greens. These colors can have a soothing and calming effect, as well as the power of expanding a room and creating a "clean" feeling.  However, these colors can make a room feel colder and tend to work better in a room with a lot of natural light.



When choosing a room’s color scheme, balance is best achieved with a mix of warm and cool colors.


Primary Colors:

Primary colors are red, yellow, and blue.  They are three pigment colors that cannot be made by mixing any other colors.  These three colors are mixed to create all other colors.  Primary colors can have a huge impact when used together.  They are direct, forthright, and bold and generally used in modern design.


Room color can impact our moods and our thoughts.  Although most of us do not spend a lot of time thinking about room color, the colors of the rooms in your house can be a direct reflection of your personality.  Ask yourself, 

What mood do I want to create?

What colors will help to achieve that mood?

The trick is to blend colors you like, colors that will create a sense of warmth and happiness in your home.