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October 4, 2023
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The Power of Color: How Hue Influences Our Moods and Emotions

As designers, we are passionate about color schemes. What colors speak to you, or give you peace inside your home? Colors have a significant impact on our moods and emotions, making them a crucial aspect of interior design. When it comes to creating a comfortable and inviting space, it is important to choose colors that promote a sense of relaxation and tranquility.

Here are some ways colors can affect mood in interior design:

Warm Colors: Colors like red, orange, and yellow are known as warm colors and can create a cozy and comforting atmosphere. They promote feelings of energy, passion, and warmth, making them suitable for areas where you want to stimulate conversation and activity, such as living rooms or dining areas.

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Cool Colors: Blue, green, and purple are considered cool colors and tend to create a calming effect. They can make a space feel serene, peaceful, and relaxing. Cool colors work well in bedrooms, bathrooms, and areas intended for rest and rejuvenation.

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Neutral Colors: Neutral colors like beige, gray, and white create a sense of balance and can be used as a base color in interior design. They provide a calm backdrop and can help create a soothing environment. Neutral colors can be combined with warm or cool tones to create a harmonious and welcoming space.

Photography by Andraya Stender

As we enter the fall season, we are all looking for these feelings specifically tied to comfort as the leaves turn, and temperatures cool. Fall colors tend to have a soothing effect on our emotions. Being surrounded by these colors can promote a sense of peace and serenity, helping to create a comfortable and soothing atmosphere in the home. By incorporating fall colors into your home decor, you can tap into the visual appeal and emotional effects of these colors to create a comforting and cozy environment that enhances your overall well-being.

As designers, we typically like to create your home as the base to build off of color. Including colors like neutrals or complimenting colors as the interior architecture of your home. This way your home is set up to use the colors that you need to feel whatever emotions or comfort from the home.

A big trend right now is using the color orange in décor, especially in the fall seasons. Although, you will notice that even within a color, different shades can give us different feelings. A darker or more burnt orange tends to be where we feel more of a warm sensation than a bright orange that might remind us of feelings of excitement, or energy.

At the end of the day, everyone's perception of color is subjective, so it's essential to choose colors that resonate with you or the client and create a comfortable and inviting environment. Ultimately, your personal preferences and desired mood will guide the color choices for interior design.

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