Psychology of color in the interior

It is no secret that each color not only has its own meaning, but also leaves a certain imprint on both your mood and your state of mind.

Green - soothes, red excites, white increases in volume, black - conceals. Etc…

But how to apply knowledge about colors in the interior, and what is better to choose for a particular room and at the same time give it your own character and put some part of yourself into it? Let's figure it out together ...


The brown color is fertile soil and an excellent base. It goes well with orange, lime and burgundy. This color evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort, it slows down the time around you and your guests.

Choose this color for your living room decoration. Thick chocolate in combination with sand, eggshell or aivari color will create a unique coziness.

But avoid a lot of brown in the kitchen, it will deprive it of dynamics and make it dark. Brown in combination with pinkish white is suitable for a bedroom.


You are mistaken if you think that red is not for the interior. Yes, red adds passion to the house and to those who live in it. It can provoke extreme emotions, but the red accent warms up the overall blue or white cold background.

In addition, there are so many shades of red in the world, each of which will sparkle in a new way in your home. If you take scarlet as the main color, it will add drama to the bedroom. But if you take the red color of a raspberry hue, it, on the contrary, will create comfort and a sense of "sweetness".

Red can be used in any room, but avoid excessive amounts of it in the bathroom, yet the element of water and fire (red is fire) is not the most related combination.


Designers call yellow the kiss of the sun. This color is able to add optimism and positiveness to any home. Entering a room with a yellow interior, you will certainly smile. This optimistic color will help you to forget about worries.

Light yellow visually enlarges the space, rich yellow makes a dark room dominated by artificial light more “illuminated”. This is why yellow is a great color for a bathroom that has no windows.

For lovers of semi-antique interiors, the combination of yellow framed by warm brown is perfect. If you are afraid of bright colors, but do not mind to bring a lively positive stream into your home, use the color “French vanilla” - a combination of yellow, white and beige colors.


Green has a number of amazing qualities: it is the color of youth, renewal and birth. Green is gender-neutral or room-neutral. It is suitable for both the nursery and the kitchen.

A room in green tones will always give you the feeling of blooming spring. The citrus hues and unripe melon color will add a light touch to the gloomy room. Emerald is perfect for the hallway. Green carpets will visually lengthen your room if greenery is visible outside the window.


Be careful with blue in the interior. In general, blue is the color of rainbow positive, renewal and calm happiness. It is associated with flying in the sky or gliding over the waves, BUT in our latitudes, where winter is much longer than summer in most of the territory, blue cools the space around you. And when it is already cold outside the window, the excess of blue can completely "freeze" you.

Blue goes well with white and is suitable in such a combination for the bedroom. It looks great with any shade of green and, in this combination, will refresh the kitchen or living room. Also, blue and all its shades are perfect for the bathroom.

A calm interior with bright accents of dark blue or bright blue looks much prettier. For example, white walls will refresh the water landscape in the picture, and the light sofa will be decorated with aquamarine cushions.


Gray is an excellent base, fertile soil to create your home on. Gray looks amazing in combination with lemon, purple or pink flowers.

Dark gray gives solidity, light gray - peace and tranquility. If you want lengthening, make the bedroom in gray tones with the addition of mischievous notes of lemon or light green flowers.

Gray is perfect for furniture - sofas, chairs and gray carpets add softness and comfort. But gray is not faceless, as it is commonly believed, it will just give the house a stable personality, which can be emphasized with the help of bright accents.


Someone will say that white is a faceless and unassuming color for an interior. But white has several advantages: firstly, it visually enlarges the space, and if you have small rooms, white will save you. Secondly, the white color visually makes the room light, clean and airy. And thirdly, there is no more fertile ground for creativity than white.

Your white room will be the best canvas for you, as any accent changes the entire space. And importantly, changing pillows or paintings from red to blue is much easier than changing furniture or repainting walls.

White is perfect for a bedroom or living room. And you will come up with the characteristic touches for them yourself.

Amazing and interesting! In choosing colors for my home, I was very simple: the base is white, and you can beat everything with accessories of various colors. Cushions, paintings, vases or bed linen all change their appearance and add flavor.