Among the many aspects of design, color plays an important role in the space of an interior. Color can evoke emotions and influence a person’s behavior. Studies have been reported that children tested in colorful rooms earned higher IQ scores than children who tested in neutral toned rooms. Colors can visually trick your mind in thinking a space is bigger or smaller than it actually is by the color selected. Something to remember when you are painting a room, paint it a light color if you want it to appear larger. If you want the space to feel more intimate or create a sense of drama then paint it a darker color. The same can be done with painting a ceiling. The height of it can appear higher or lower depending on the paint color.
When thinking about how color affects our mood or evokes an emotion lets take a look at the different colors and what feelings they impress upon us. Warm colors such as red, orange and yellow are stimulating, high energy colors. When using a warm color remember that they will seem to appear closer than they are. They are best used as accent colors in residential interiors. Too much of a warm color can be overwhelming. Cool colors such as blue, green, purple are restful colors. They are perfect for bedrooms and spaces that you want to achieve a relaxing atmosphere.