The Psychology of Choosing Colors for your room.


What if Mc Donald’s logo’s color was green and white instead of red and yellow?


The answer is, then it won’t be a wise decision because green is a peaceful color and white is a neutral one. Instead, they chose red and yellow because yellow attracts a person and red increases hunger and that is everything a food company need.

Colors affect the human mind just as any other thought or action which can change a person’s decisive quality or change the mood.

Choosing colors for your room, clothes, company logo, papers etc. is not according to an individual’s taste, but according to how the human mind reacts to it.

Why people are more relaxed in a green room and anxious in yellow?

Why do weightlifters do their best in blue gyms?

Why black makes a great dress, but brown doesn’t?

Colors have different meaning in various cultures and their meanings have changed over the time, but now researchers have found the real sense and effect of colors on a human mind.

In this thread, we reviewed the effects of colors by the means of the color of the walls and surroundings in a home.


For renovating your home or painting the new one, choosing the colors of your walls is the toughest decision to make as every member of your family has a different taste.

A color can show your behavior, thinking and can create an effect on your home. So, choose your colors wisely.


You can choose the color of your room according to your mood or the room’s purpose.

Basically, there are 3 basic ways the colors behave: active, passive and neutral.

Let’s find out what exactly is the colors effect by looking briefly into possible colors for a room:-


Red is the most exciting color of all. It causes excitement and pumps up blood pressure and heart rate. Red stimulates conversations and is considered good for a living room. It is best for the entryway as it causes a strong first impression. It is too stimulating for bedrooms and not preferred there.

red room




Yellow is the happiest color of all. It is a cheerful color and good in kitchens or dining rooms where it is happy and uplifting.

Too much of yellow can be too cheery and should not be used in the main color scheme.

A lighter yellow makes the small spaces look bigger and can be used for small rooms and spaces.

People lose their temper easily in yellow rooms and it can be too bright for some surroundings.

yellow rooom



A blue bedroom is relaxing and refreshing and is really preferred by many as it slows respiration and heart rate, which gives a feeling of relaxation. Be careful, darker shades of blue can look great while holding a test chip, but can cause wrong effects when painted on the walls. In fact, it can cause the reverse effect and sadden the mood.

So, always prefer lighter shades of blue in your room and lie down and relax on your bed staring at your wall.

blue room



Green is the most relaxing color of all and is considered as a restful color for eyes. By choosing green, you are choosing a combination, a perfect balance. It has the refreshing quality of blue and cheerfulness of yellow. It is suited for any room in a house. Because of its relaxing quality and cheerfulness, it is best for your living room and it produces enough warmth for togetherness and making a great room for conversation. It is believed to increase fertility which makes it the best choice for a bedroom.

green room



Purple’s quality changes with its shades. Purple in its darker shades is rich and sophisticated. A luxurious room or suite is usually painted purple as when a person gets into a purple hotel room, he finds it worth his money.

Whereas, lighter versions of purple such as lilac brings the same quality of blue and is usually appealing to feminine nature.

purple room



Every room needs a hint of a neutral color as a room cannot be made by just one of the above mentioned colors. And using just the active or passive colors can make the environment clumsy and meaningless if the colors are not properly mixed and matched.

Black must be used in small doses as too much black causes a depressing effect. A slight of black is necessary as it gives the color scheme a depth.

white room

White in every shade is a great color, but it goes in and out of fashion and can make the room boring and hollow in the context of color.

It is not usually preferred in large quantities, but is necessary in small amount in order to complement the primary color scheme.



These were general guidelines for choosing the colors for your wall, but it is still a personal choice. You are the one to live with the painted color and should choose a hue according to your mood and preferences.


Neelansh Sahgal

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