Our usual habitat, which is shaped by design, has a huge impact on human health and psyche. That is why it is vital that the layout, the objects, and colours around us are consistent with the character traits of the people for whom it is done. Also, colours help you to form a healthy psychological climate and contribute to a comfortable living.
In recent years, a lot of attention has been paid to colour. We are able to perceive colour only with our eyes, and it affects almost our entire body: our mood, well-being, health.
How does colour affect a person?
A correctly selected range of colours when decorating rooms not only decorates the interior but also creates a positive mood among the people who are in it.
For example, there are colour combinations that can dramatically increase productivity and ease your work, create a calm and cosy environment conducive to good conversation and relaxation, as well as emphasize certain details in the room and hide others.
It is at the junction of psychology, physiology, physics, lighting engineering, and art history that one can learn how and why colour affects our organisms.
Long-term studies and observations have revealed that the colours of the short-wavelength part of the spectrum (blue, green, blue) and the long-wavelength part of the spectrum (yellow, red, orange) affect different parts of the human nervous system. Therefore, the first group of colours began to be called cold, and the second – warm.
Warm colours affect us like coffee in the morning. They temporarily tone up the nervous system, briefly increasing a person’s working capacity, and then bright flashy colours begin to oppress it – and the person does not have the resources for the active activity. These colours are great for sports facilities.
Cold colours in the interior, on the contrary, calm the nervous system. They help to wisely use the body’s resources, to maintain performance longer. In addition, they allow you to quickly relieve stress and pacify a person. These colours are great for rooms where you have to do mental work, often work at a computer.
There is a special group of colours: shades of the middle part of the spectrum (blue-blue, green-blue, yellow-green colours) and mixed soft pastel colours (green-grey, grey-blue, turquoise colours). Their effect on humans is most beneficial. They have a calming, pacifying effect.
In different psychological states, we can perceive the same colour in different ways. In addition, historically, certain colours contain clear symbols – state, religious, secular. Using this body of knowledge, designers choose colours for the interior.