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Learn to Design your Perfect Space understanding the Color Psychology in Humans Creating MoodBoards

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

How to create #moodboards to define the atmosphere you want to create in every space at home. Depending on the chosen mood, colors, textures, and lines are designed.


"Color is a power which directly influences the soul" – Wassily Kandinsky


For us creating, the mood board is the first thing you have to do before you start a project. Mood boards help us represent concepts and visual ideas and help us to emphasize the mood that we want to create in a space, the materials, textures, colors, and all the things that we want in our space. They are basically physical or digital colleges of different types of images, designs, texts, textures, and materials that inspire us.


Each color we see is the wavelength each object reflects. Humans perceive color because we have cones in the interior of our eyes in the retina. We only have 3 types of cones (Red, Green, and Blue) so now you must think, then why do we see the different types of cones? Well, that is because the color in between Yellow, for example, emits a wavelength that is similar to red and green so our brains 🧠 are the ones that see color! These color perceptions create different moods in humans and that's why is very important to learn these moods so we can design and create spaces accordingly.


If you still don't know which mood you want to create in your spaces here we have some examples for you to check out and have a clear view of that what you want to create. So keep reading!


MOOD #1 - VIBRANT

This type of mood should be more often used in spaces that are more public as a living room a kid's playroom, a meeting room, the gym, or a tv room. However, these colors should be treated carefully as too much can cause stress. Better to mix them with other neutral or lighter colors. Colors that give this type of mood are:


• ❤️ RED: This color is inviting, exciting, and stimulating will create a lively environment for entertainment. It is the most dominant and dynamic color. "The eye actually has to adjust focus since the natural focal point of red lies behind the retina. Consequently, red appears closer than it is." Some negative effects this color can have include aggressiveness or ekoves blood. Too much of it can be negative so it's important to have a balance.




• 🧡 ORANGE: This color has a wavelength similar to red but is more masculine than red. It symbolizes energy, vitality, and strength. It has very few negative associations. However, it may appear cheap or without vigor if low in saturation. We can use this color on ceilings to stimulate attention-seeking, on walls to create warmth and light, and on floors to activate and be motion orientated. Again like the red color, too much can cause a negative effect.



MOOD #2 - ENERGETIC / JOYFUL

This color follows the lines of red and orange. Its wavelength is in the middle of the green and blue wavelength. It brings more energy to spaces, making them more agitated and prone to action. It can be used in public rooms at home, like the living room and it's also ideal for home office spaces and offices. In addition to stimulating productivity, it increases local light — however, it must be well balanced so that it does not cause too much agitation or distraction.




MOOD #3 - CALMNESS, SERENITY & HEALING


To generate this mood, we need to have light colors especially green and blue. But in the darker shades, it should behave contrast and be textured with lighter colors. Both colors evoke serenity and calmness in different ways.


• 💙 BLUE: Blue is the color of confidence, regardless of the undertones it originates. In the brightest tones, it symbolizes joy, peace, and serenity in a balanced way. Some studies have shown that blue decreases a person’s blood pressure and pulse rate. It is a nice color to use in libraries, bedrooms, and kitchens. Blue proves to be a good option. However, "blue can also be applied in spaces that need to soften the light effect, both in temperature and intensity. It helps to break the strength of natural or artificial lighting, leaving the environment stabilized in an emotional sense."





• 💚 GREEN: Green is the most color in nature. Chlorophyll is the natural compound that gives the green color to plants 🌱. That is why it is a color associated with nature that refers to renewal, hope, and youthfulness, being one of the colors that has most filled modern environments. Contrary to red, when looking at green the eye focuses exactly on the retina, which makes green the most restful color for the eye. Color psychology in architecture indicates that the green tone brings tranquility and balance into the environments in which it is used. Which makes it a perfect ally for bedrooms and offices.



• COPPER TEXTURES: This metal has been considered one of the healing metals because of its properties. Copper is the fact that it is the third most common trace mineral within our bodies – linking us deeply with the soft shimmering ore. According to Tiny Rituals,

one of Copper's maximum health benefits is improving circulation and getting oxygen pumping. When blood circulation is in flow, you are sure to feel a brighter burst of energy and a sharpened mind. For all those struggling with anemia and a lack of red blood cells, Copper can up your count keeping you fighting fit and ever ready to fend off internal diseases that wreak havoc on immunity. Copper is also famed for reducing stiff joints, aches, and pains commonly associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Copper can also help with collagen production and can encourage the system to overcome issues that lead to skin diseases and rashes.



MOOD #4 - SPIRITUALITY



• 💜 VIOLET: Its use in architecture and interior design is aimed at environments that need calm and introspection. But if used excessively, it tends to cause discouragement and even depressive states. To break the feelings of sadness that this tone can cause when used excessively, use elements in gold or white. This will bring a luxurious and harmonious aesthetic.




"Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication." – Leonardo Da Vinci

TYPE # 1 - MINIMAL AND CLEAN


Whites and Light Colors are mostly present in classic and minimalist styles. These colors are the perfect investment to increase the sense of spaciousness of rooms because this color reflects light and improves brightness. That is why it is considered a sustainable color that can be used not only indoors, but also on roofs and facades. White is the universal symbol of peace and represents that feeling wherever it is used. It is also closely linked to spirituality, simplicity, and cleanliness. If these light colors are used as a base or background color, you can make a contrast with other colors in rugs, wall art, or cushions.




TYPE # 2 - SOPHISTICATED & SOBER


To have a balance in the spaces using these tones, the space needs to have a good amount of natural and artificial light. Dark tones like Brown are well represented by wood in its various chromatic nuances. It represents refinement and comfort. Dark Blue and Green can be associated with terms like conservative, masculine, and wealth. Black, on the other hand, is the tone that best represents seriousness, luxury, and elegance, in a balanced way. In color psychology, black is the color of sophistication — in bright tones, this aspect is even more striking, while in matte tones, less evident.






Remember, the idea is to create a well-balanced and contrasting room. So it is important to have at least two colors that complement well to create different moods in our rooms. The ideal is to have one primary color that involves the 60% of the space 30% a secondary color and 10% of a brighter color that is in small things like candle holders, vases, or cushions. Learn more about this in our other article. Well, that is all for now! But if you are interested and want to know more about some topics that we’ve mentioned above, you can read other articles that talk about them more deeply, so go ahead and check them out!


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