Although choosing a room’s colour is highly
personal, it’s worth noting that studies have
linked specific colour tones to psychological
behaviour. In fact, many doctors, scientists
and design experts believe that certain
colours can actually influence human moods
or motivations. The following list provides a
general interpretation of commonly held views
about how we perceive colour. It may help
you decide on the colours you’ll use in your
next interior painting or decorating project.
While some suggested connections may
seem obvious, others might surprise you.
White: cleanliness, purity, innocence.
Yellow: concentration, attentiveness,
optimism. Orange: abundance,
expressiveness, passion. Red: emotion,
creativity, appetite. Purple: status,
opulence, indulgence. Blue: trust,
confidence, productivity. Green: tranquility,
comfort, nourishment. Brown: honesty,
sincerity, simplicity. Black: contemplation,
Of course, there are many other subtle hues
and shades that can evoke emotional
responses. As a result, complementary
colours can sometimes seem to conflict with
your primary selection. So, even with
scientific information, it is helpful to consideryour instincts as well.