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The Psychology of Color On Interior Design

When it comes to interior design, colors are not randomly used. Interior designers know how to use colors to create an emotional impact and achieve a desired result. If you want to feel calmer, more comfortable, more cheerful or dramatic, colors are powerful when you want to improve your mood.  Even though we respond to colors in similar ways, the psychological effects of a color might not be the same for you as it is for someone else.

When choosing the ideal interior color, there are a few things to take into consideration. The amount of time you will be spending in a room, the look and the feel of the space you’d like to induce are important. You would also want to consider the room position and the time of the day that the sun will enter the room. The size of the room will drive your color choice as well. For example, a room can look bigger with a white color where in contrast, a dark color will make a room look smaller.

Check out our infographic provided by IMI Design and learn more about what each color can do for your room. If you feel like deciding on a color is overwhelming, an interior designer can help you with finding the best color that will make your home express your style and personality.

The Psychology of Color on Interior Design

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2 thoughts on “The Psychology of Color On Interior Design

  1. Hey guys,

    Great article, I especially liked the image you’ve got here.

    Another great point was the part about calming colors compared to energetic colors, something that’s extremely important for even a lowly painter like myself needs to know.

    I’ll definitely be using this for some of my clients that aren’t quite sure which direction to go for a certain room.

    Thanks a lot!

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