Do you feel more lively or anxious when you’re in a yellow room? This could be due to the fact that yellow is believed to stimulate nerves and speed up metabolism. It is, therefore, a brilliant colour to use to aid productivity in the workplace or paint your office canteen.
We live in a world full of colour and all have our favourites, but did you know colour has a much bigger impact on our lives than we may think. It can affect our mood, the way we think and even our creativity.
There is a reason why cancer wards in hospitals are often painted pale pink – pink is considered to be calming and peaceful – and did you know green is a great colour to paint your bedroom, as it is associated with security and restfulness as well as health and harmony?
- Warm colours link from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger (around 25% of people’s favourite colours)
- Cool colours are associated with peace and tranquility as well as sadness (around 60% of people’s favourite colours)
- Neutral colours are perfect for keeping things calm and simple (around 8% of people’s favourite colours)
The psychology behind colour is reallyfascinating, as this infographic below explains. From the ‘scary colours’ colours to ‘help you win friends’ and the ‘forgettable’ colours to the colours people love the most, we hope you can use it to inspire you when choosing which colour to decorate your child’s nursery or your living or working space.