Given the prevalence of color, the study of its psychology, driven by art, design, and marketing, has become a more well-developed area of research for practical reasons and not for scientific purposes. These researchers have made some important discoveries about the psychology of color and its effect on moods, behaviors, and feelings. In short, and in the positive, warm colors, such as red, orange, and yellow, bring about feelings of warmth and comfort. Colors on the cool side, blue, green, and purple, are described as having a calming effect.
Adding color to your environment can be a great way to enhance the expression of a room and impact people in various ways. As a designer, it is the overall effect of a great space that matters. I enjoy color and all that it has to offer us in our homes, our lives, including but not limited to psychology.
Sure, you may have read about these color suggestions before, but they are worth the reminder because they are a simple means to an end. So here goes.