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Psychology of Colours: Playing with Cool Tones (Part I)

Remember how different rooms in kindergarten schools have different colours dedicated to each? The dining areas will be bright and red, the playrooms will be VIBGYOR, the classrooms will be pastels, and much more. Oh, even subjects are colour coded there!

Ever wondered why? Say hello to the Psychology of Colours- the protagonist of interior designing capable of making or breaking the room.

In interiors, design colour psychology takes into account not only how colours influence your temperament but additionally how they might enhance the overall appearance. At home, we are immersed in a variety of colours, and this has a long-lasting impact on how we feel, behave, and sometimes even look.

Before we dwell into a detailed room colour analysis, let us understand the role of colour psychology in interior designing.

Psychology of Colour: The Main Interior Element

According to colour psychology, different shades have the ability to affect self-esteem, alertness, emotions, and performance. It has long been a common practice in art and design, marketing, and different forms to arouse particular emotions in viewers.

Accordingly, interior design too relies heavily on colour psychology, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to effectively utilise every corner of spaces depending on the sentiments and reactions each colour evokes.

How a room makes you feel is greatly influenced by the colours you select to envelop yourself with. Warmer and cooler colours, respectively, can evoke distinctly different moods, which may leave a dramatic effect on a room's environment. Not only should the colour be taken into account, but also any subdued undertones and the colours it is going to be paired with in the room, such as surface colours or decorative accents.

In this blog, we will be discussing the impact of cool tones in interior design. Stay tuned because Part II will unveil details about warmer and neutral tones!

What Are Cool Tones?

Green, blue, and purple tints are regarded as cool colours. Since blue serves as the only fundamental colour, any colour that has a blue undertone is regarded as cool. For your bedroom or personal workspace where one may want to unwind or focus, cool colours like traditional blues are recommended because they are considered to have a relaxing impact.

In general, cool colour indoor tones like that of water, air, and foliage are calming to the eye. Additionally, cool tone designs give the eye a feeling that everything is winding down, which opens up a space and heightens the peaceful impact.

Blue: The Primary Colour:  Blue is suggestive of the natural world and is regarded to encourage wisdom, calmness, and fidelity. This is the sole primary colour that belongs to the "cool" family. Blue is considered to be one of the most powerful colours in the field of colour psychology spectrum and has been shown to decrease levels of blood pressure and simplify the breathing rate.

Varieties of deep, strong blue that are associated with qualities like devotion, confidence, peace, and prosperity are good at fostering self-assurance. This tone, which is thought to be soothing and peaceful, is frequently suggested for bathrooms and bedrooms when you would want to achieve a pleasant atmosphere.

Green: A Blend of Blue & Yellow:   Green is reminiscent of the environment and is used frequently in house design, much like blue, another of its base colours mixed in proportion with yellow. The feeling of freshness, development, and life that this colour brings about can be revived. Green makes many individuals feel safe and snug, which is why they enjoy it at almost any place in the house. Nonetheless, it's a great choice for the walls of kitchens, home offices and wherever one needs to be open-minded.

Additionally, since it's strongly associated with money, green makes good sense for commercial buildings. To add depth and perspective to a space, you might experiment with blending various green hues!

Purple: A Blend of Blue & Red:   Purple has the power to arouse passion and drive when used correctly. Like green, it adds depth and drama to a space and is a mix of cold and warm hues that can be turned in or out in accordance with the tint you select. In addition to adding vibrancy to a space, purple can additionally make your mood jovial and fun. It exudes a regal allure and a sense of elegance, giving off a genuine presence.

For best results, place it in your dressing area. Alternatively, place it in the hallway to wow visitors right away. Yes, it works well in feminine settings, like this charming dressing room design, but darker variations of the colour may also be quite macho!

Discover the expressive benefits of colour theory in interior design with Aantarika Design Studio’s selection of interior design projects in Bangalore. Whether you're trying to add sporadic splashes of colour or completely redecorate your space, we’ve got your back!

~Aantarika - The Design Studio.