Electrolux Newsroom Asia Pacific

Room colours for psychological well-being

Photos

Colour has the power to change the shape and size of furnishings, as well as that of the room, so if you’re looking to create different moods at home, think about which colour combinations are best suited to your personality and psychological well-being.


By PoshSurfside.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kerryanndame/6704998899
Pastel colours can encourage relaxation in a  room.

 

 

 

Red

A great colour for raising a room’s energy level and stirring up excitement. It has been shown to raise blood pressure, respiration and heart rates. A red living or dining room can draw people together and stimulate conversation.

 

Yellow

The colour of sunshine that communicates an overall feeling of happiness. Best used in kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms to energise and lift spirits. It can also be used in small spaces to make them feel more expansive and welcoming. Avoid using as a main colour scheme however, as it can create feelings of frustration and ignite tempers in large amounts.

 

Blue

Calming, relaxing and serene, blue is recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms thanks to its ability to bring down blood pressure and slow heart rates. Do watch the shade of blue, as the wrong ones – especially dark blue – can give off a sad, chilly feel. Warmer hues such as cerulean and turquoise helps encourage relaxation.

 

Green

The most restful colour for the eye, green is best used in bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms. It encourages relaxation while providing a comforting warmth. It is also said to relieve stress.

 

Purple

Rich, dramatic and sophisticated, purple creates a feeling of luxury and creativity. Lighter shades like lavender and lilac can bring a relaxing quality to bedrooms. Purple appliances like the Electrolux ZB5108 Rapido handheld vacuum can provide a coloured accent that gives the room’s main colour scheme more depth.

 

Neutrals


By Wonderlane
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/6271651448
Adding colour accents can liven up a room with neutral hues as a primary colour scheme.

Neutral colours like black, grey, white, and brown are extremely flexible. You can add colour accents to liven things up, or remove them to calm the mood.  Black is best used as a colour accent to ground the main colour scheme and give it depth.

 

Save and share this post