Choosing the right color can affect your mood

Orange Contemporary Dining Room

Its important to consider the mood you want to create within a room. These are few examples of wall colors and their effects:

 Vibrant colors such as yellows, oranges and golds will bring excitement into a room.

yellow walls traditional living room


yellow walls kitchen

Source: Lauren Ostrow

orange bedroom

Source: McCroskey Interiors

Red is a bold color known to be great in dining rooms, living rooms and bedrooms. Red is associated with passion, intimacy and encourages appetite in dining rooms.

red dining room


red eclectic living room

Source: B. Fein Interior Design

red contemporary bedroom

Source: Terrat Elms Interior Design

Blue walls are calm and relaxing. Great color for bedrooms and living rooms. Blue will also make your room appear larger.

blue baby room

Source: McCroskey Interiors

Blue walls fireplace


Green walls are great for any room. Green walls are inviting, relaxing and will also make your room look larger.

green traditional family room

Source: Diane Burgoyne Interiors

green traditional kitchen

Source: Diane Burgoyne Interiors

White is bright and clean looking, works well in kitchens and bathrooms. However, in areas with high traffic such as hallways and play rooms, white may not be suitable as dirt will show more and require more maintenance.

white walls kitchen


white walls traditional bathroom


With the large variety of colors, choosing the right ones, can sometimes be overwhelming. An interior decorator can help you choose the right colors to create the room or rooms that suits your taste.

  1. I agree that colour is an important element in interior design. It sets the tone and creates atmosphere in a room.
    Excellent post, Eleni!
    ~ Wendi

  2. JenniferJennifer04-18-2013

    Beautiful post Eleni!

  3. StaceyStacey04-18-2013

    I never thought of color and its affect before, I would simply choose a color I liked.

    I will now think twice before choosing a color. Great post!

    • MarieMarie04-18-2013

      Yes, I never think of the effect of colors either. I copy what I like in other people’s homes. Does not work all the time!

  4. EliEli04-18-2013

    I didn’t realize that a color can make your room seem larger.

    Great post! Definitely using it as a reference.


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