Do you feel more lively or anxious when you're in a yellow room? This could be due to the fact that yellow is believed to stimulate nerves and speed up metabolism. It is, therefore, a great colour to use to aid productivity in the workplace or paint your office canteen.

Colour can affect our mood, the way we think and even our creativity.

There is a reason why cancer wards in hospitals are often painted pale pink, pink is considered to be calming and peaceful and did you know green is a great colour to paint your bedroom, as it is associated with security and restfulness as well as health and harmony?

Colour Facts:

  • Warm colours link from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger (around 25% of people's favourite colours).
  • Cool colours are associated with peace and tranquillity as well as sadness (around 60% of people's favourite colours).
  • Neutral colours are perfect for keeping things calm and simple (around 8% of people's favourite colours).

The psychology behind colour is truly fascinating, as this infographic explains. From the 'scary colours', colours to 'help you win friends' and the 'forgettable colours' to the colours people love the most, we hope you can use it to inspire you when choosing which colour to decorate your living or working space.

What is the psychology behind your favourite colour?

What is the psychology behind your favourite colour?

The Emotional Effects of Colour

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