Psychology of Colour in Home Interiors and Decor

Everything in interiors fascinates me. I love matching fabrics and colours and styles and eras and bringing them all together to create a unique style that is representative of our personality and taste. Looking around our flat I tend to see a pattern of colours that we seem to be subconsciously drawn to – there is lots of wood, blacks, whites, metallics, and the odd pop of colour here and there. Whenever I’ve thought of colour in my home I never thought about the psychology of colour in home and interiors. I knew I was drawn to certain colours, but I never new how using in a particular room could change the feel of it entirely.

I use blacks and metallics in our living room decor, tend to steer towards lighter woods and rich colours for our bedroom, and keep my kitchen sleek and metallic. If like me, you’ve tended to be drawn solely by aesthetics and little else, you’ll be surprised to know there is a psychology of colour in home and interiors. Knowing this can help you create the perfect space and have it exude exactly the feeling it’s meant to. I’ve teamed up with blind and shutter manufacturer Thomas Sanderson to share the psychology of colour. I’m certain this handy tool will help you master how to colour coordinate each room all while putting the psychology to work.

Are you as surprised as me? It may be a bit difficult to know where to even begin, so I’ve compiled a few of my favourite products to inject some colour into your life.

Red Kitchen Accessories

Red Kettle,Tea/Coffee/Sugar Canisters, 2 Tier Dish Drainer

Purple Lounge/Living Room Accessories

Purple Shag Rug, Throw Pillow, Artificial Lavender Plant

Blue Office Accessories

Retro Wall Swallows, Shabby Chic Chalkboard with Hooks, Blue Office Wastebasket

Black Bathroom Accessories

PVC Bathmat, Glass Digital Bathroom Scale, 3 Piece Bathroom Set

Green Bedroom Accessories

Storage Baskets with Lid, Quatrefoil Accent Pillow Cover, Faux Greenery

Do you follow any of these colour psychology rules in your home? If so, I’d love for you to share your feedback.

  • This was a fascinating read. Oddly my bedroom is purple, a light shade of purple and relaxation is not something I ever thought of when choosing the colour x

  • Mellissa Williams

    This is really helpful if you are planning a new decor. I love the sophistication of black and white

  • Love things like this, so useful when you are starting to think about decorating. Hopefully after 7 years away, we will buy another house here soon, so this will be something I can pop back for inspiration for! 🙂

  • How interesting! I tend to pick a colour theme for the whole house, rather than a colour theme for each room x

  • This is really interesting, I have to admit I’m awful for sticking to a theme, I just buy things I like and hope they work together (most commonly they don’t).

  • This is very interesting, I never thought about colors and interior design this way. A green bedroom is a very interesting choice. I chose dark brown and light cream for my bathroom when I renovated it and it looks so elegant.

  • Mummy Times Two

    I’d never thought about the psychology of colours today. What an interesting post.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I totally agree with the mirrors making a room feel larger. I have a pretty mirror in y living room and it makes a big difference.

  • Red is a theme in my kitchen which I love, but as it’s open plan with my living room it’s hard to have a different colour in there x

  • i love the navy but my sitting room is a chesterfield black and silver sparkle glitter wallpaper lol x

  • I would love to get a red theme in my kitchen, looks so stylish! 🙂

  • Lauretta

    This is so informative Purple for comfort and relaxation- maybe that’s why get a really good sleep with my purple blanket.

  • Its nice to have themes but I don’t always follow them, most of the things in my house are pink

  • Jenna E Morley

    This is really interesting, I have never thought of picking colours like this. I love having a theme for each room 🙂

  • Louise Smith

    This is such an interesting read. I’m doing up some of the rooms in my house at the mo so you’ve given me lots to think about 🙂

    Louise x

  • I love interiors and the thought behind colour. We are going up our house so this has come at the right time for me

  • But what about white?! My bedroom is white and I want to know what that means haha. This has been really interesting though and I can see it being very true!

  • Stephanie

    I’m a big believer in the Psychology of colour, we have a purple bedroom and a brown lounge! xx