Redecorating + The Psychology Of Colour

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Image from House Beautiful via Pinterest
If you've been following my blog or social for the past few months then you will know that we've recently going through a complete kitchen redesign and we are currently redecorating the living room and along the stairs - I have a couple of redecorating posts on my blog if you want to have a read!

I personally love a simple and natural colour palette of greys, beige or cream, white, dusky pinks and browns as that's just my style which is shown in my bedroom, home office and the kitchen. I find that certain colours in a room can not only make it look new, fresher or brighter but they can affect your mood too.

For me clean, crisp colours like cream, pink and grey as well as gunmetal and black in bathrooms can make me feel fresher, organised and less distracted! With our home office (which is where I spend 90% of my time) it's cream, white and rose gold colours are just so perfect, fresh and brightening particularly as it's the smallest room of the house and I feel as though I can be productive and organised...most of the time.
Thomas Sanderson have created a guide all about the psychology of colour as well as interior design and redecorating tips based around colour. They suggest that colours affect a lot of what we do, even if we don't realise it! For example, purple supposedly elicits feelings of relaxation and comfort so it might be best to use it in the living room. Black and white might be a good colour scheme to use in the bathroom to give feeling of cleanliness and luxury.

Also one colour that has an effect on me is definitely the colour blue! While I don't know if I want a blue room or wall, it is a colour that makes me think of relaxing holidays and it is a very calming colour. Whereas red is apparently perfect for the kitchen as it's a stimulating and energising colour!

I do have a BSc Hons degree in psychology and while we didn't study anything to do with colour, it definitely has a unconscious impact on our lives from packaging and branding to our moods and emotions!

Do you think that colours have an affect on your mood? Are you redecorating your home? What are your favourite colour palettes? 

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*Images from Pinterest and Thomas Sanderson

19 comments

  1. I also have a degree in psychology and find this kind of thing so interesting! For me, I feel so happy when I see the colour pink, perhaps this is because it's my favourite colour or maybe it's a comforting colour as my room was always pink when I was younger?

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  2. Neutral tones are my favourites because they are relaxing but I like splashes of colour here and there. I can't imagine having a red kitchen though! xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. This is so interesting - when I have a house I can paint I want a lavender living room 😍

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  4. I love neutral tones, I find them so calming, whereas if the rooms were a bright and bold colour I would find that overwhelming x

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  5. I added a bit of colour to my living room with cushions and it instantly made the room much more lively. It makes me happy looking at it too! That pink couch is to die for!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  6. Colours definitely play a part in psychology. This was really interesting to read! X

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  7. I do love calming colour schemes like pink and grey but I always end up going for bright colours in the end! I love pops of colour, it's probably because Scotland is so dull and gloomy half the time.

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  8. I definitely think colours can affect your mood. I love pale/duck egg blue and then splashes of colour.

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  9. Oh wow so pretty!! WOuld love to change up colour theme

    Beauty Candy Loves

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  10. That pink sofa is a dreammmmmmm!!!!

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  11. We have the exact same taste in colour palettes haha! Totally agree with everything you said. I definitely think it can have an effect on mood
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  12. Good luck with redecorating! It's so exciting putting your freshstamp on things!

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  13. I defo like softer colour palettes for the home and then to jazz up with colour if you need - and can change more easily than walls / carpets etc x

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  14. I found this so interesting. Having an all white home would stress me out and I need colour x

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  15. This is really interesting, our bathroom is black and white, we fancy blush pink and grey or lemon and grey for our bedroom xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  16. I love the idea behind colour psychology but I'm not sure if I could have a red kitchen (or red walls at all!) I feel like it would be too stimulating for me... almost to the point of anxiousness? Anyone else?

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  17. If I could have a yellow house I so would! I've jsut redecorated my livingroom white with coloured accessories! I love decor!

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  18. Great post, my living room is grey and pink and it feels so relaxing. Xxx

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  19. This is so interesting! I need to read more into this!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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