24 May 2024, Read Time : 7 Min

The Psychology of Colour: How to Pick the Ideal Colour Scheme for Your Home

Did you know that colours have the power to affect your mood and energy levels in addition to just painting a wall in your home? When it comes to colouring your home, knowing the psychology behind it matters a lot. Are you curious to learn more? Brace yourself, as we will take you on a journey to discover the psychology of colour. Understanding the impact of shade can help you create an environment that you love. 

Understanding the science behind colours can help you make informed decisions about your home interior colour design.

Let’s check out how:


Known for its calming effect, blue is ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms where you look for relaxation. So, I prefer hues of blue when creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere.


It is a colour that is quite common these days. People who have an inclination for sophistication and versatility choose grey. An interior design with a grey shade can create a modern and chic look. This colour goes well in living rooms, bedrooms, and even bathrooms.


The colour that signifies energy and stimulation, red, can raise a room’s energy level and can even exude romantic vibes. Choose red and pair it with a colour that complements it for living rooms or dining areas where social interaction takes place.


Of course, this one is the one representing balance and harmony; green works well in any room. It brings a touch of nature indoors, making it a versatile choice for spaces where chilling is the vibe.


Happy, cheerful, and uplifting. Yellow is great where the food is cooked and served, in kitchens and dining rooms. It can bring a sense of happiness and warmth to your space because it is related to food.


Role of Floor Tiles in Colour Design

Who said that only a colour can complement another colour? Your choice of room floor tiles from Orientbell Tiles can significantly impact your overall colour scheme.

Here’s how to make the right selection:

Complementary Colours with Tiles: 

Always choose floor tiles that go well with your wall colours. For instance, if your walls are a soft pink, consider white or neutral-toned tiles like Nu Canto Creama or Carving Statuario Marble. When paired with the right colour, this combination can create a soothing and calming atmosphere.

Material and Texture: 

The look of the room can also be modified by the tiles’ texture and material. For a more muted, organic style, go for matte tiles such as Nu Seawave Rich Gold or Nu Canto Grey which comes in both lighter to darker tones. Whereas for a hint of luxury, go for glossy tiles like Nu River Ash, Super Gloss Emperador Honey Marble or PGVT Endless Royal Dyna Marble Brown, Satin Onyx White from Orientbell Tiles. Glossy tiles from Orientbell tiles are easy to clean and elevate the look of your room, while anti-skid tiles are safe and typically come in a matte appearance. You must take practical considerations into account also.

Colour Flow: 

Maintaining a sense of flow throughout your home is crucial. This doesn’t mean every room should be the same colour. Instead, aim for a consistent colour palette where the colours complement each other. Using a neutral base with accent colours that repeat in different rooms can create a unified look.

Little Things Matter:

Accent colours may be small, but they play a significant role in making a room interesting. While they’re not the main colours, they add excitement and style. Use accent colours to tie the rooms together. For example, if you use a lot of green in your living room, incorporate touches of green in other rooms through accessories, furniture, or even room floor tiles.

My Home, My Touch: 

Your home interior should ultimately reflect your taste and style. If you’re bold, don’t hesitate to use bright shades. Conversely, if you prefer subtle hues, go that route. Experiment with colours that make you happy and comfortable.

Choosing Colours for Different Rooms

Understand this fundamental formula. Each room in your house serves a different purpose, so the colours you choose should align with the room’s function, and you can never be disappointed.

Living Room

The first place you go when you come home or when guests arrive is your living room. So making an impression means a lot! As the living room is often the place for gatherings and relaxation, when designing it, choose warm tones like beige, brown, and muted reds to create a cosy atmosphere. If you don’t want to go for them, consider grey and similar colours like mauve and neutral green. and see how your interior design transforms for a sleek and modern feel.  


The kitchen has feelings. Well, because it has all the food, that is the reason to make your stressful day happy. Kitchens love bright and vibrant colours that stimulate appetite and conversation. Warm whites can never go wrong here and are popular choices. With these colours, you can uplift your mood and also make the kitchen feel more inviting. For a touch of elegance, incorporate grey, sage greens, and purple into your kitchen palette. Similar-coloured cabinets or countertops can add a sophisticated touch and accentuate the look.


This place needs to calm you down from all the chaos and rush you have been through all day. So, think about bedrooms as restful sanctuaries. Soft blues, pale greens, greys, lavender, and off-white promote relaxation and restful sleep. Consider incorporating these soothing colours into your interior room colour scheme to create a peaceful retreat. You can experiment with the accent walls with deeper shades of these colours and see how the look transforms and adds depth and interest without overwhelming the space. Complementary bedding and curtains can tie the room together.



The science behind bathrooms is simple: they give you tranquillity and refreshment. Blues and greens, turquoise, and fuchsia are excellent choices for a spa-like feel. These colours can make small bathrooms feel larger and more open. For a more contemporary look, grey or mauve tones can provide a clean and sophisticated ambience. Grey tiles, combined with white fixtures, can create a timeless and elegant look.

Practical Tips for Choosing Your Colour Palette:

Selecting the perfect colour palette involves more than just understanding colour psychology.

Here are some practical tips to guide your decision-making process:


Safest Choice: Neutral Base

If there’s any colour that can never go wrong when you are in doubt, it’s neutral. Without stressing, select white, beige, or grey as a base because it allows you to layer in more vibrant hues without overwhelming the space. This is a thumb rule: neutrals are versatile and timeless, and hence allow a canvas for further experimentation. For example, if you have a mauve interior design, mauve walls can serve as a sophisticated backdrop where you can incorporate other design elements like artwork, furniture, and textiles.

Lights to Light Up!

The market is filled with beautiful lights that play a crucial role in how colours appear in a room. Natural light brings out the true colours, while artificial light can alter them. You can test paint samples in different lighting conditions to see how they change throughout the day.

Also Read: 20 Best Two Colour Combination for Bedroom Walls for 2024

Special Considerations for Different Styles

Different interior design styles call for different approaches to colour. Here’s how to tailor your palette to some popular styles:

  • New Age Interior Colours

This age is all about a minimalist approach where less is more. Hues of mauve, green, off-white, beige, and grey exude elegance and create a delicate vibe. In grey interior design, modern homes might feature accents of sleek metallic materials in a range of colours, from light to charcoal.

  • Traditional/Evergreen

To give your home a traditional touch, incorporate rich, warm colours like deep reds, golds, and greens, as they create a sense of comfort and timelessness.

  • Bohemian

Another style that celebrates vivid, varied hues and patterns is bohemian. The best part is that people adore adding a little boho romance to their spaces because it’s trendy. Vibrant colours like orange, fuchsia, and turquoise are popular. Use these vivid colours as highlights on a neutral background for a unique look.

  • Small Spaces

Is it going to stop you from trying new things just because not everyone can afford a bungalow? No! There are a few techniques to complete interior colour schemes in confined spaces. Select lighter hues that might give the space a sense of lightness and spaciousness. Don’t paint every single wall a dark shade because it will make the room appear smaller. To create the impression of space, use glossy tiles and mirrors as well as darker hues as accent pieces.

  • Eco-Friendly Choices

Although sustainability is challenging, you can instil a sense of responsibility by making small changes to your interior decor. You can choose natural materials for your furnishings and flooring, and even natural textile fibres like cotton, linen, and wool are also excellent environmentally beneficial choices. This gives your house a distinctive and personalised touch while also cutting down on trash.


Consider colour psychology when you redecorate your house. A beautiful, harmonious, and welcoming space can be created with the right choice of colours and tiles from Orientbell Tiles as well as taking into account their emotional influence.

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Prerna Sharma

Prerna Sharma boasts 12 years of comprehensive experience in content creation and marketing strategies. For the past two years, she has served as the Content Website Editor at Orientbell Tiles, where she has been instrumental in shaping engaging online narratives. Prerna's expertise has been honed through impactful roles at CyberMedia, HT Media, and NIIT University. She holds an MBA in International Business from Amity International Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Asia Pacific Institute of Management.

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