Why Colorful Interiors are a Favorite of Our Brains

Our perceptions are affected by the colors we choose for our designs. What is the first thing that you notice when you enter a new space? The colors. We’ll form opinions regardless of whether your reaction is positive enough for you to think, “I must remember to ask her which palette she used”, or negative enough that you’re left saying, “I don’t know what he thought”.

Our brains are amazing. Their brains pick up thousands of small details every second, many of which are not even conscious. These details are what we use to form our perceptions and then we often act according to them. Our brain has a lot of information to process, including color.

Continue reading to discover all the reasons why our brains love colorful interiors. You’ll find yourself giving your rooms a second glance by the end.

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Colors show our personalities

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If you think deeply, interior design decisions can reveal a lot about our personalities. Each home requires the same elements: flooring, furniture, and lighting. We don’t think that this is enough for us to live, so we look beyond the basics to find decor items we love and that are visually pleasing. It is not difficult to see that the colors we choose reflect our personalities.

University of Westminster researchers discovered a connection between personality traits and color preference. Researchers at the University of Westminster discovered that people who prefer the same color tend to have some of the same traits.

  • Red: Goal-oriented and determined
  • Orange: Happy, energetic and energetic
  • Yellow: Persuasive, outgoing, but well-controlled
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  • Green: Helpful and caring
  • Blue: Analytical and cautious
  • Purple: Comforting, values dignity
  • White: A peaceful, effective leader
  • Black: Conservative but also creative
  • Brown: Practical and excels at completing tasks

Have a look at your home. Check to see if there are any of the same colors that keep appearing in your home. What do these colors say about your personality? Although this research is not the only factor that determines personality type, it’s a fun way to think about it. If you want to unwind your morning routine, add some green to your kitchen.

Colors Affect Our Moods

Interior design is not just about the visual appearance of a space, but also about setting a tone for the space. Most people would like their bedrooms to feel calm and peaceful so they can rest well at night. However, the dining room and other areas where we entertain most should be lively.

These are some of the most important things to remember when decorating your interiors.

  • You want to feel energetic in your space. Warm colors are the key: Red, yellow, and orange.
  • You want your space to feel calm and peaceful. Choose cool colors such as blue, green, or light purple.

No matter what color you choose, balance is important. Too many shades can make it seem overwhelming. You should add a few pops of neutral color like gray, white, brown, and brown to every space. You can find inspiration on websites such as Freshome or contact an interior designer if you aren’t sure which colors work together.

Red is a great color to bring attention to your dining areas.

Colors Can Alter Our Perceptions

We are willing to wager that you have wished for more space in your home at one time or another. We have been there. Even if we don’t have the budget to afford the luxury interiors that we desire, the right colors can fool our eyes into thinking that our rooms are spacious.

Paint walls in a lighter shade of color, such as a pastel, when decorating small spaces. Keep the ceiling light. If you want to make a dramatic statement, paint your furniture the same color as the walls. This will make the elements blend visually and create a more open appearance.

If you don’t have much space, but feel that it might be too small, consider bold color. Bright colors are a visual draw, so you can place them on opposite walls. To make a small space seem larger, use similar colors for furniture and walls.

Colors make rooms look finished

It’s a familiar feeling to walk into an unfinished room. The walls are mostly blank and there’s not much furniture. You’re likely familiar with the sensation of being overwhelmed by beautiful interior design. Every piece seems to be a part of tying the space together.

The unifying force of color is the color. You can create well-rounded spaces by choosing colors that complement each other and incorporating them into the design. Accessories are a great place for starting if you don’t have the ability to match colors. You can use a wall hanging or throw pillow you like as an inspiration. Take three different shades of the item and incorporate them in your decor, wall coverings, floor coverings and furniture.

One note about white: White is the most reflective color of the spectrum. It’s great for rooms that don’t get much sunlight. It’s all about balance. White should not be the dominant color. Keep other colors bright. To keep your living area from becoming too stark, choose a bold red couch or paint the island of your kitchen bright blue.

Three colors should be chosen for each room. They should complement one another. Color is a hot topic in interior design. There is rarely a middle ground. People either love or hate a particular shade. Although it may seem odd that one of the most difficult design elements would be so polarizing. But when you consider the psychology behind it, it is quite possible to create strong reactions. This post explains why brains love brightly colored interiors. These tips will help you when designing your next project.

What are your thoughts on color and psychology? What colors do you feel drawn to in your interiors?