The Psychology of Color in Interior Design

August 31, 2017

Colors are compelling. They evoke emotion and can even affect people psychologically to feel or act in certain ways.

Colors can go as far as affecting a person’s eating habits. For example, blue is an appetite suppressant. This explains why you don’t see many restaurants decking their locations out in blue. They want to encourage customers to be as hungry as possible!

When you think about why the color is so unappetizing though, it makes sense. Blue is a rare occurrence in nature (besides blueberries) so there really isn’t anything in our brain to trigger an appetite response. The color blue is known for being incredibly relaxing though, making it perfect for creating an atmosphere of respite and meditation.

Experienced interior designers have spent years learning how to effectively integrate the psychology of color and interior design. When hiring an interior designer, it is best to share your family routine, habits, and overall mood. They want to be able to take in every possible detail about your lifestyle!

The designer will then be well equipped to find the best personalized color scheme for your family and work it into the design. If you would like to have a peaceful quiet space that can help give you a break from a long day, that meditative blue room mentioned earlier may sound pretty appealing, especially if using color drenching appropriately!

Everyone has a favorite color. At first, it may seem like a great idea to decorate a room based on your favorite color scheme. However, there is a list of factors you should consider before any plans are set in stone. Check out the infographic below from IMI Design Studio, a luxury interior designer, for what you should consider when choosing colors:


The Psychology of Color on Interior Design Infographic