Light and Dark Shades: How Colors in Home Decor Create Mood
The Psychology of Color
Historically known for being one of the first to bring color to the garden, Fermob has made color a core feature of the brand for over 20 years. Boasting a palette of 24 exquisite custom shades, Fermob uses various hues to guide a high aesthetic standard with creativity and boldness.1
Have you ever noticed how a sunny day with blue skies can make you feel happy and relaxed? Adversely, a gray day can make you feel sad and depressed.
Color psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior.2 According to Studio Brunstrum, color can affect how you feel, think, and act. For example, deep red hues are associated with passion and energy, whereas cool blue shades are considered calming and serene.3
We can utilize color psychology to influence, enhance, and evoke mood changes through interior design.
Creating Mood with Light and Dark Shades
Now that we know the psychology behind color, let’s discuss how we can use different shades to create a mood with our home décor.
Light and color can influence how people perceive the area around them. Different light sources affect how the colors of walls and other objects are seen, affecting our mood.5
Mood is defined as a state or quality of feeling at a particular time. It can be created or changed by our daily activities, diet, and even by color in our surrounding décor. 4
To create feelings of cleanliness, peace, purity, innocence, and calm in an area of your home, use Fermob’s light shades:
To create feelings of elegance, professionalism, neutrality, nostalgia, and mystery, use Fermob’s dark shades:
According to an article featured on Psychology Today, places where lots of people will gather, such as family rooms, seem larger by painting the walls light colors. In contrast, bedrooms feel cozier by painting the walls with darker colors.6
Fermob has always recognized the importance of color with design. Each hue brings a unique interpretation of beauty. Fermob’s color palette of light and dark shades not only bring aesthetics to your furnishings but can also be used to create and affect mood with your home décor!
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