Mastering interior space - how colours inform our emotions at home

Mastering interior space - how colours inform our emotions at home

Mastering interior space - how colours inform our emotions at home
We’ve all experienced walking into a room in our own homes and just feeling that overriding wave of emotion. 
Whether it’s a feeling of joy, nostalgia or maybe even some sadness, these emotions are caused by the colours on the walls, the doors, the shape of furniture and all the other intricate details of that room. (By the way, if a room in your house brings you sadness - it may be time for a makeover!)

You probably don’t even think about these factors when it comes to your mood and your emotions, so how can they contribute to your emotional state?

And why is incorporating the right colours into your interiors so important - whether that’s sliding doors, partitions or glass colours?

Here’s a look at how colours can inform moods and what colour palettes you can choose with your interiors to feel a specific way at home.

Warm vs. Cool 
Red Glass sliding wardrobe doors
Warm tones include colours under the red category, such as red, orange, yellow, and some creams and whites. These colours can cause us to feel an array of different emotions. 
Red for example, can be considered quite an intense colour and is associated with anger, love, passion and power. Yet other colours in the warm category - orange, yellow etc. - can exert feelings of comfort, happiness and motivation. 
Looking at the cool side - blues, purples, greens and whites - there’s a whole different set of emotions there. Feelings of calm, relaxation and concentration can come with cool colours. 
So when planning your interiors, consider how you may want to feel within each space. For example, home offices should maybe incorporate a cooler sliding door and interior colour like blue, green, or white.
Single Glass sliding wardrobe doors
These can help to improve concentration and focus while keeping you suitably calm and relaxed.
But there are other interior design considerations to make:
Lighting  
Lighting feeds greatly into mood and emotion in interior spaces.
 
Natural light, warm amber bulbs, and light-allowing glass will help to accentuate the space and elevate mood. 
Consider using glass or mirrored sliding doors to allow natural light to flow through your interior spaces. 

lighting around sliding wardrobe doors
Art
Pair thought-provoking art with your colour scheme to really influence your emotion. 
If your wall colour is simple, you’ll have more freedom to play with colourful pieces without running the risk of over-stimulation.

Furniture
Furnishings have an obvious effect on space, as does their colour. 
Patterns and colour can either elevate or distract, so make sure your furnishings are in tune with the mood you’re looking to create.
So when it comes to colours, think about what purpose that room serves and the suitable mood you’re looking to create.
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