How Colours Affect Your Emotion

How Colours Affect Your Emotion

Do you know that colours can influence your mood and emotion? This is an undeniable fact discovered and proven by researchers and psychologists since a long time ago. The psychological effect of colours is widely utilized in advertising, marketing, food presentation, building outline matching, personal costumes, and much more.

For example, the interior design and colour choice of your house is extremely important for your personal growth and well-being. However, there is no exact formula or guideline on what is the best colour choice for all houses, as the optimal choice can differ according to your preferences and lifestyle.

If you want to feel refreshed and energized, go for bright and warm colours as shown in the photo above. However, while some people may favour these vibrant colours, others might dislike the effect, as they create high mental tension.

Colourful Room

As shown in the example above, curtains and blinds play a great role in interior design, and can make a great difference in the ambience and energy of your house. Therefore, knowing the meanings of each colour and their respective impact on human behaviours will give you a better idea on the choices of curtains for your house.

The Emotions of Colours


Red is the colour of energy, passion, action, ambition, and determination — but associated with anger and sexual passion as well. It is a strong color commonly used for warning signs. Some  homeowners use splashes of red in their interior design to add more vitality. Besides, the colour is also associated with pride and strength, hence used in some country flags as well.


White is the colour of purity, cleanliness, freshness, and goodness. White is one of the most commonly used colours, as it can be partnered with most colours as negative spaces, and provides a sense of cleanliness and tidiness. Besides, the purity of white colour is the reason why it is the colour of choice for hospitals, doctors, and most charity organizations.


Blue is a colour that shows creativity, reliability, and intelligence. This colour is mostly used in large corporations. Compared to the other colours, blue is considered a cool and calming colour and can generally look good in most shades. However, it is not an ideal colour when it comes to eating places as it suppresses the appetite.


Yellow is associated with youth, fun, happiness, sunshine, and playful feel. Identical to red, it signifies energy, but with less the aggression. The playful and cheerful vibe of the colour makes it an ideal choice for kindergarten design and children’s toys. However, most of the positive effects of yellow come from its bright characteristics. When the yellow is darkened, it will instantly become a dirty and unpleasant colour.


Green is the colour of balance, harmony, health, and growth. It can often be seen with healthcare products and brands to exhibit the signal of health and growth subconsciously. Besides, green is known to be a colour that replenishes energy; hence patients are usually encouraged to take walks in parks or fields for relaxation. However, green is also known as the colour that is associated with uncertainty.

Each color has different effects on our emotions… and while there is no absolute formula on which colour you must use for your house, you may choose the colour that relates most to your personality, and brings out the best in you. However, if you are unsure on the most suitable choice for you, consulting an expert is always a good choice.

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