Picking a colour palette can be one of the hardest parts of redesigning or furnishing a room, it can easily make or break a room decor so it’s important to get it right.

Colour also can set the mood of a room, so think about what you would associate with your chosen colour. The psychology behind colours are often used across a variety of areas in particular advertising, and of course interior design. To help you decide, here’s a collection of some of the most popular interior design colours and which moods they evoke.


Bolder and darker versions of this colour are often associated with confidence and trust, which is why it’s the most popular colour for brands to use for logos. These colours are often used for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Lighter shades of blue can create a feeling of serenity and calm. These lighter colours are also a great way to create the illusion of space in smaller areas, ideal for bathrooms and bedrooms.


This colour is one of the most prominent ones for easily evoking a mood. It’s often linked with power, excitement, love and energy. It’s definitely more of a daring choice for interiors. It can be used to create bold rooms with large items such as sofas or a way to add a small pop of colour using accessories or soft furnishings. This colour is ideal for bedrooms and living rooms, but be cautious too much can be distracting so think wisely and plan properly before getting that paint brush out!


Green has a real vast range of shades from pastels, olives, ivy and dark green. This colour is frequently associated with nature, landscapes and the outdoors. It can also create a restorative and tranquil atmosphere, some people have said this is why they often hold actors in ‘green rooms’ before shows as it helps create a tranquil frame of mind. As a result, shades of this colour can be used for almost any room, but they are most popular in living rooms and kitchens.

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