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Colour psychology – how to use it in the decor?

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Colour psychology – how to use it in the decor?
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Colours – do they matter in the decor?

The decor will create mood in a room, and a colour is one of integral elements which helps give it a tone. Did you think once why you felt more relaxed after spending some time in a neutral, bright space? Or full of energy after staying in a colourful, vibrant room? Probably, to a large extent, it depends on psychology which considerably affects interior designs, and thus the colours of furniture. There is a theory according to which each colour will influence the mood, cognitive functions, creativity and productivity of a person. Colour psychology is often applied in branding and marketing, but this is also a powerful tool needed in interior designing – it affects the mood of the room more than any other factor. Various shades of colours will induce determined emotions, that is why while selecting colours you should take into consideration what mood is expected and what colours will help you achieve it.

Colour psychology is based upon scientific influence of various shades of each spectrum colour on the human brain. This text will discuss some effects caused by popular colours so that you may make an intentional decision while performing your designing ideas.

Most ostentatious colours add energy and enliven the surroundings. They also contribute to the imaginativeness and gravitation according to the density of colour you use. Other colours are more subdued and have a calming effect upon the senses. They create a relaxing environment in which an occupant can feel safe and comfortably.


RED is the most intensive colour boosting the energy level in a room. Ambition, actions and will power be features attributable to this colour. That is why red is a perfect option for home offices and creative spaces. In a big room, red will bring people closer to each other and stimulate them to talk. In an entrance hall, red will make a strong first impression. Red rivets attention easily and rapidly; it may also turn into a strong colour feature for central points in your space. Saturated dark shades of red will create a luxury and refined climate, full of passion and drama. Instead, brighter shades will render a room cosy and warm.

Emotions related to red colour: joy, passion, sensitivity, love, energy, power, vigour and strength.

Dalia Couch – its red colour will be perfectly adequate for rooms, imparting warmth and energy to enclosed spaces.


ŻYellow gives off heat of solar light and causes a positive attitude. No wonder, thus, that yellow is associated with joy, optimism and energy. Irrespective of whether it is mustard, lemon or baby yellow, the shade will be always vivid. Yellow is also associated with intellect and welfare for a close relationship to golden colour. The colour will automatically uplift people by causing that a room seems bright and sunny.
Emotions related to yellow: joy, luck, care and cordiality.

Our Armando Corner Sofa is available in yellow shades and it waits for making your interiors fortunate and joyful. Armando corner sofa with a container for bedclothes will be perfect to suit large living rooms.


One of the strongest shades in the spectrum of colour psychology. Blue is said to relax our minds and to slow down the pulse rate, metabolism, blood pressure and arterial hypertension. In particular, water shades of blue are beneficial for our mind. Blue is the only colour with a series of positive effects, inducing actually either a slight or no negative effect upon psyche. Blue lights are also eye-friendly, reducing thus discomfort. This is a perfect set of colours in harmony with all modern, contemporary decor trends.
Emotions related to blue colour: calmness, control, bliss, knowledge, intelligence, power and seriousness.

Lanvin , due to its blue shade, will introduce eye-friendly colours and will make you relax after a hard day. . Lanvin Corner Sofa is a bull's eye if you plan a modern interior design.


ZGreen actually matches each space in your house. It is also an exceptionally positive shade, since it brings to your mind equilibrium, growth and recovery. It immediately brings to your mind the world of nature and is an amazing solution for introducing a refreshing sense of nature in enclosed spaces, especially when your house is located in town with exiguous green areas. Green is also said to relax your eye muscles. So, this is the ‘easiest’ colour to look at.
Emotions related to green: harmony, growth, calmness, safety, freshness, joy and healing.

Elise Couch is available in several shades of green. It will bring some harmony and peace to the room in which it is placed.


Pink influences the emotions closer to heart, induces the feeling of comfort. Pink, if used correctly, will create an aura of love and cosiness. You may use pink shades for highlighting the playfulness of patterns on the walls. Complement pink with natural shades or vivid red and white tones for the form and function. Pink works best in female teenager's room or in the living room in order to ensure an aura of joy and bliss.
Emotions related to pink: sweetness, warmth, comfort, love, sympathy and proactiveness.

Silva Couch with its subtle pink colour is something good for admirers of charming and delicate furniture with modern features.


White symbolizes a simplified life, means cleanliness, innocence and brightness. You can use white in any part. White colour is excellent for people suffering from claustrophobia. White makes a room seem larger and cleaner. This colour is also good for people with phobias and arterial hypertension. A calming effect of a neutral colour helps control the pulse rate and blood pressure. You can combine white with any other colour to obtain a vivid effect.
Emotions related to white: calmness, harmony, openness, creativity, productivity, functionality and elegance.

A white Bolero Bed