The Characteristics of Colors

How does this shade of green make you feel?

Earlier, we briefly touched on the use of color schemes in interior design. There is actually a science behind which colors work best in certain rooms or design styles and it’s based on psychology. Most decorators know that how we perceive color can be very personal and emotionally charging. They can make us feel a whole range of emotions, from calm to edgy, happy to sad.

It’s important to use colors and shades that are right for you and those that you live with. Here’s a quick guide of which characteristics a few different colors represent:

Gray: classic. Those who gravitate to it are intelligent and disciplined. It’s elegant and works well with most colors. Warm gray paired with other warm colors create a lively and inviting space.

Black: elegance, mystery and power (although too much can be depressing). Consider using black as an accent color to add drama to your room.

Green: calm and relaxing. Those who like green are said to believe in balance, stability and persistence. Bring energy to a room by painting it a shade of lime green.

Yellow: happiness, optimism, inspiration and summer. Pale yellow brings a sunny feel to a space without being overwhelming.

Red: among the most psychologically stimulating of colors. It is the color of confidence and creates excitement and energy. It brings to mind passion, energy and courage.