The influence of colour on architecture and interior design

colour on architecture and interior design

Posted by October 5th, 2018

It has long been recognized that colours connect with emotions in the brain and it has also been proven that the colours of our rooms can influence our mood and concentration. For all this we understand very important which one we should choose for our stays and here we want to explain some clues for it.


How can you think green and not think about nature? Green means growth, the green colour stimulates feelings of harmony and peace.

A colour that is often used in hospitals, as it is associated with health and efficiency. Depending on the intensity of it and the light of the environment in which we use it, we can create very different effects. Bright greens improve vision and create a refreshing environment, while softer greens are more natural and produce a calming effect.


The yellow colour represents the sun. Yellow makes us think about vitality, intellect and longevity. Yellow is all about energy. A trendy colour for studios and kitchens.

A very stimulating colour that improves the concentration and speed our metabolism. It is often used in schools as it keeps the brain “on”. In homes it is ideal for studios and kitchens, but not highly recommended for bedrooms. It is said that babies cry more in the yellow rooms.


The orange colour brings optimism and adds a welcome note for the entrances and corridors. A colour to stimulate conversation and the exchange of ideas. The orange colour can make a room look smaller, so if it is used excessively it can make a room become a claustrophobic and stressful space. It is not a suitable colour for bedrooms or studies, since we could find difficulties to sleep or concentrate.

However, it aids a good digestion and increases appetite, as well as brain involvement. Therefore, it is ideal for kitchens, play areas, living rooms and dining rooms.


We will never use red as the main colour of our house, it is a colour full of passion and must be used with moderation, as a unique accent with which we will be able to dramatize any room.

It is also a stimulant of appetite, so it is interesting to splash red details in our dining room.


An artistic colour, linked to meditation, spiritual and ritual. In darker shades they are associated with passion. On the softer side, the lavender shades have a powerful sedative effect, you have to use them carefully if you do not want our living room or dining room to look sleepy. However, they are ideal for use in our bedrooms.

The darker shades of violet create fantastic dramatic effects, but they must be used sparingly or in the long run they can cause a depressive effect.


Blue is often associated with qualities such as calm, peace and introspection. It embodies the spirit and energy of water.

Although for many people it is their favorite colour, blue may seem a cold and unwelcoming tone. According to a study conducted by Pantone, the office workers complained that the office was very cold when it was painted blue, and yet when it was painted a peach colour, they felt it was warmer despite that the temperature had not changed.

The blue colour suppresses the appetite and stimulates thought, so it is bad for bedrooms and dining rooms, in their strongest tones. However, it is an excellent colour for studios and games rooms.

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