Interior Design

How Interior Colors Can Be Used To Create a Mood In Your Home

(3 min read) Colors are known to be an important part of creating a mood within a space and for good reason! Not only does incorporating colors into your home look great…They actually have a subconscious effect on the brain.

Through creative Interior designing you can create an overall color tone for the space.
Interior design is not only about how a room looks, but it is also about creating an overall color tone for the space.

Human brains have evolved to associate deeply with color, we are subconsciously affected by it whether we like it or not. So, knowing this; what interior colors can we use to create an intentional mood within our homes and spaces? Read on to find out.

Beautiful and inviting colorful living space
Beautiful and inviting living space by Boca Do Lobo


Blue has been scientifically proven in studies to lower our heart rates, an Australian study in 2015 proved that exposure to blue light lowered participant’s blood pressure. People often report feeling calm, centered, awake, and less impulsive when surrounded by blue decor. This is because blue and green light is hardwired to be recognized as daylight by our brain. If you want a relaxing and airy space that helps you to maintain focus, try incorporating blue walls in your study, or blue mosaic bathroom flooring to help you rejuvenate and unwind after your day.

Light and pastel blues can feel quite cold if you want a warmer, cozier feel; opt for warmer shades such as turquoise.

Beautify your interior spacer with colorful hues.
Spaces with neutral color schemes were huge in 2018 but beautifying your home with colorful hues are taking over this year.
These gorgeous touches of blue modernize the look and feel of your space.
These gorgeous little touches of blue modernize the look and feel of your space.
Soothing mosaic tiles create a relaxing and calming space.
These soothing blues create a relaxing and calming space.
Blue is the most relaxing color among all colors.
Among all colors, blue is the most relaxing one because it makes you think about the sky or the sea.


Yellow catches the sunlight and brightens your home, reminding us of happiness-inducing sunshine and fresh fruit, yellow can be particularly useful to those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D ) during the winter months as it reminds us of sunnier days until they bless us again in spring! Yellow is also linked to energy and vitality, so can be used to give you a lift if you feel lethargic. Try incorporating yellow to invigorate the mood of your kitchen with a custom mosaic backsplash or wall motif, and add yellow flowers to rooms that could use a boost of energy.

Mellow yellow color surges a room with positive energy
Who doesn’t love a bit of mellow yellow to surge a room with energy?
Adding yellow color to a living room fills it with zest making it a creative and refreshing.
This gorgeous living room is brimming with zest, with vibrant yellow tones making it a creative and refreshing.
Custom Mosaic artwork elevates the look and feel of the space. Mosaic Artwork by Mosaics Lab.
Gorgeous custom mosaic artwork that elevates the look and feel of the space. Mosaic Artwork by Mosaics Lab.
A beautiful custom mosaic artwork stands out and elevates the entrance.
A beautiful colorful addition that stands out making the entire difference to the entrance.
Beautiful handmade tile mosaic kitchen backsplash
The soothing handmade tile mosaic backsplash that would make cooking a soothing experience.


Green is associated with prosperity and nature; like blue, it provides a calming effect whilst lowering the heart rate by simulating daylight. Green is thought to be the most natural color to the eye and encourages composure, clarity and restores the mind. If you are a nature lover; consider adding an earthy vibe to your living room with lush plants, mossy green walls or natural contemporary wall art.

Green represents lushness and abundance and adds earthy vibes to the living room.
We have evolved to love green, it represents lushness and abundance, why not add some earthy vibes to your living room, combined with wooden accents.
Green tile mosaic kitchen backsplash
Another example of retro made fresh with green zest!
Gorgeous and bold bathroom backsplash that truly stands out.
Gorgeous and bold bathroom backsplash that truly stands out.
Green is associated with nature which makes us calmer and relaxed.
Green is associated with nature which makes us calmer and relaxed.
Go bold with deep green interior color, fresh, earthy and brave.
Go bold with deep greens, fresh, earthy and brave.


Orange is an exciting color associated with creativity and energy. If you require some enthusiasm in your home, try infusing it with some zesty orange statement décor. Be mindful that because of its energetic nature, orange doesn’t make a good bedroom color, so stick to living rooms, kitchens, and office spaces.

Beautiful orange adds freshness to your interiors.
There’s something oh so inviting about the juiciness of orange, wake up and smell the juice!
Classic furnishings and an elegant suite are made alive with brave orange wall accents, a truly lively living room.
This funkilicious living area combines retro with contemporary simple. Classic furnishings and an elegant suite are made alive with brave orange wall accents, a truly lively living room.

Now that you know the way colors affect our brain, why not infuse your home with intentional hues and shades to proliferate the emotions you want more of! Cool right?

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  1. Joanna
    July 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    This was an interesting read. I am a creative person and, funnily enough, my living room has a lot of orange elements in it. It is the room where I do most of my work from.

  2. Anna
    July 3, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Definitely keeping this in mind when decorating the little one’s room! Really digging that yellow motif too

  3. Norma
    July 3, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    I need to include more orange as it is an exciting color associated with creativity and energy.

  4. Crystal
    July 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I think one of my favorite parts of moving is the ability and chance to create a new style in my home. I think that’s probably why I enjoy moving so often. These room themes are GORGEOUS and only make me that much more excited to move into my new place!

  5. Gillian Kent
    July 3, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    You have some lovely photos that show what can be done with color to create a mood. I love how many ways one can create a welcoming mood with different colors.

  6. Paula Stewart
    July 3, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I have always loved earth tones and have mostly greens and browns in my home. With, the occasional pop of yellow. I am currently crazy about anything with sunflowers on it. Now I know why. They have all the colors that make me feel relaxed and happy.

  7. Grace
    July 3, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    It’s great to see how interior colors can change our mood. Mixing different colors looks great and it can enhance the positive feelings of a room.

  8. Amber Myers
    July 3, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I just love all of these rooms. I am all about bright colors. I want to re-do our living area with bold colors at some point.

  9. Stephanie
    July 3, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Having a graphics design background, I’ve studied a lot about color. It’s amazing how much it can affect you in so many subtle ways. Everything from the colors in your home (as you mentioned) to the color of an advertisement will evoke specific emotions in people.

  10. Gavin
    July 3, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Those colors are so bright and vibrant. Would love to turn a room in my home to something so fab – unfortunately grubby toddler hands makes it hard right now!

  11. Angela Tolsma
    July 3, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I love the blue ceiling that is so beautiful. I know what colors I want to paint my future home and I am so looking forward to getting a chance to do that!

  12. Explore The 6
    July 3, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Stunning pictures. I love the blue bathtub , WOW!

  13. Agnes Dela Cruz
    July 3, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    It can also give that specific character of the house and the character of the person who owns the room. These are all cool and great ideas.

  14. GiGi
    July 3, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I just LOVE bold colors – but just one next to pale and simple colors. So like a BRIGHT cobalt blue with whites and greys!

  15. Hannah Swancott
    July 3, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Oh I love! I adore the greens and natural colours!

  16. Sam
    July 4, 2019 at 2:38 am

    My bedroom is a light purple & I love it (purple is my favorite color). One bathroom is green (not ideal for selfies because of the lighting) and my kitchen is yellow. I love having color throughout the house!

  17. Cristina Petrini
    July 4, 2019 at 3:25 am

    It is really true that with a bit of originality, elegance and good taste you can really change the face of your home! Great!

  18. kumamonjeng
    July 4, 2019 at 4:11 am

    I agree colors can lift our mood and it is also a great backdrop for picture shooting.

  19. Maggie
    July 4, 2019 at 6:08 am

    These are all awesome! Especially the green. It looks refreshing in the eyes.

  20. Ramona
    July 4, 2019 at 6:22 am

    I do love colour in my home and elements of bright colours do cheer me up . I do have colorful corners in my house and subtle ones so depending on my mood I choose where to settle for that moment. Great article, I did enjoy reading it .

  21. Steph
    July 4, 2019 at 6:39 am

    I love adding a bit of color to each room, to set the mood! These mosaics are beautiful!

  22. Crystal Carder
    July 4, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I love bold colors in the interior. I think every room needs something to make it ‘pop’ and bold colors (when used correctly) always do the trick.

  23. Tiffany
    July 4, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I love the pics. My faves are the blue ones. The yellow is a bit extreme for me but I can see why people would love it.

  24. Lisa McDonald
    July 4, 2019 at 8:02 am

    I love the design and vibrant colours in these pics. It makes the room really pop

  25. Sundeep
    July 4, 2019 at 8:05 am

    My room is going to renovate next month I will keep this color combination in mind. Thanks for sharing amazing post.

    • July 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks a lot Sandeep for liking the post, really appreciate it.

  26. Karen Monica
    July 4, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Wow I nevwr thought about colours and its effect. I am in the process of decorating my house so I will keep all this tips in mind when choosing the colours.

  27. Patricia Chamberlain
    July 4, 2019 at 10:28 am

    These pictures are all amazing! I am in love with the blue bathroom. I would love for something like that to be in my home.

  28. Krysten Quiles
    July 4, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I love this idea! We’re lightening up our once very dark and cavelike bedroom and it looks SO amazing. Color really does change everything.

  29. Ceci Rey
    July 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

    This was great! The pictures were amazing. I love the different shades of blue…I need more calm in my life!

  30. Agnes Vazhure
    July 4, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I agree with this one. I usually love the lights and white interior colors. It gives me peace and I loved neat and clean looking room.

  31. Yeah Lifestyle
    July 4, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    We are about to redecorate our home, so I will be using your colour guide to choose the most suitable colour for us

  32. Laura
    July 4, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    These are so beautiful pictures and I love all these rich colors x

  33. Sak
    July 4, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I totally believe yellows and greens uplift thw moods. They are such lively colours 😍

  34. Hailey
    July 4, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    I never thought about how the colors I use create a specific mood. I use a lot of blue, grey and green because that is what I gravitate towards. I do think I need some more color, like the orange you mentioned to energize the place up a little! I wonder if pink has a similar effect as the orange?

    • July 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      Pink would have a similar effect I think, I personally prefer orange but you might wanna try pink and see how it goes with the other colors.

  35. Elizabeth Keene
    July 4, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I absolutely love the way the space is filled with color. It always brightens up a room.

  36. Rhonda Albom
    July 4, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Beautiful colours. When we first moved into our house, it was completely black and white. I placed some lovely orange tiles to brighten up the place. I definitely feel it gives the place some more energy.

  37. Marjie Mare
    July 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I was smiling as I was reading your post. This morning, we had an orange accent wall in the living room. So you know I am calling the energy in my house.

  38. Christa
    July 5, 2019 at 1:14 am

    I love learning about the psychology of colors. I’ve always gravitated towards blues. I guess I crave the calm. 😀

  39. Kara
    July 5, 2019 at 3:37 am

    I wish I were braver with colours but my home is quite small, so we have gone light and bright

  40. britstrawbridge
    July 5, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Wow, this colors are so cool. I love how you match everything. But when it comes to my home I really love light colors.

  41. Fran Jorgensen
    July 5, 2019 at 3:58 am

    I love all of these bold colours! I have been trying to go back to basics at home with whites and greys , but a splash of colour seems like a wild idea!

  42. Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    July 5, 2019 at 8:38 am

    I love all these colours. I really want to add some colours to my home but I am still not sure which colour to choose. Yellow is one of my fave colours and I love the pictures with yellow in it but i am not sure if i’ll get the same effect as the one in the pictures.

  43. Rosey
    July 5, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I have heard colors affect us too. I know orange makes you hungry. White makes me happy for some reason, although I am starting to enjoy soft colors a little more too.

  44. Kate Loves Travel
    July 5, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Colour is so important in the home isn’t it… it can really change the feel of a place! I love having neutral colours on the walls and then using lots of pops of colour in the soft furnishings!

  45. Joline
    July 5, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Choosing colours is actually one of the hardest things we had to decide on when we had our home redecorated last year. This is a great reference!

  46. alexandra cook
    July 5, 2019 at 9:53 am

    an article full of information I definitely need💯 thank you for sharing this, learned a lot :))

  47. Polly
    July 5, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I’m moving soon and I haven’t figured out what to decorate my home yet. I have a thing for neutral colors but I also love vibrant once. I’m eyeing the green theme on this page – it looks calm and relaxing. I would love to decorate my home something like that. Thank you very much for this!

  48. Tonya Morris
    July 5, 2019 at 10:46 am

    This makes me think I need some blues and oranges in my office! This is such a good post!

  49. Kalyan Panja
    July 5, 2019 at 11:33 am

    I love to mix and match colors in my different rooms and helps in greatly enhancing my mood.

  50. David Elliott
    July 5, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Colors really do set the mood in any room. Whether bright or not they make you have feelings about your day. I do love the blue in the restroom for some reason. Just a beautiful color. Very peaceful.

  51. Kathy Kenny Ngo
    July 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Loved the green and yellow the most then the blue because they are all very relaxing.

  52. Nursery rhymes
    July 5, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I never thought that colours make this much of a difference to life. Thank you for writing about this. Now I have something to think about and make some differences in my room 🙂

  53. Ivelisse
    July 5, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I am all about the neutrals!! I think it looks so gorgeous, especially since it can help make a space look larger then what it really is. I also love the blue!

  54. Sondra Barker
    July 5, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I love these bright colors, definitely need to have more to spice up my living space! Thanks for sharing.

  55. Ada
    July 5, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Oh I am loving all of these rooms. It’s always so fun to decorate.

  56. Shannon
    July 5, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    This is a great! I’m building a house right now and I can’t wait to use this information!

  57. Britney
    July 5, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I find blue and purple shades so relaxing! I couldn’t imagine having orange in our house

  58. Elizabeth O
    July 5, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I love how each room was beautifully decorated with each specific style and color. I loved them all.

  59. Bree
    July 5, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I use a lot of blues in my home. I find them calming colors, peaceful and serene!

  60. Natasha Eckelbarger
    July 5, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    I love making a room into a mood. The photos here are great examples! Thanks for sharing.

  61. Wander With Ola
    July 6, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Oh wow, this is awesome! I love all the color and design ideas. Our house is filled with subtle colors, but looking at that beautiful living space by Boca Do Lobo makes me thinking of adding some vibrant colors to brighten the room up. Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas. 🙂 ~ Wander With Ola

  62. Bindu Thomas
    July 6, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Very interesting and informative. I love all the colors and designs in here.

  63. alexy
    July 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

    this is really helpful, I got a lot of information that can help me a lot.

  64. alexandra cook
    July 6, 2019 at 8:46 am

    article full of information I definitely need💯 thank you for sharing this, learned a lot :))

  65. Mr. MFC
    July 6, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Picking the right color for a room can be fun and yet stressful. It can help set the mood if chosen wisely.

  66. Alexandra Cook
    July 6, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I love bright and fun colors. I am torn though because I really love the natural color of wood.

  67. Sudipta
    July 7, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I loved this blog post – stunning visuals, beautifully written text. An excellent showcase of your creativity. Well done.

  68. Lisa
    July 7, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Reading this post has given me some serious interior envy! I’m not sure which of these colours I like most, but they definitely add a mood to the room.

  69. Priya
    July 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I’ve been a big fan of bright hues in room interiors since forever. Will definitely try green someday as it’ll be a good change from the usual white in my current home.

  70. natasha d’anna
    July 7, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    wow the yellow and green room are so awesome. it’s nice to see the potential a color combination can bring to a room through these images

  71. Corina
    July 8, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I love how elegant blue looks in any interior!

    xo Corina