As much as the colour red may get your heart beating, not all of our emotional responses to colour are instinctive. Through each individuals life, we develop our own unique associations to colour. Along with how colour relates to objects and events. Our colour memories, along with the feeling a colour evokes – both positive and negative – are strongly linked to an individuals experiences and can have long reaching effects on how we respond to colour.
If interested in examples of colour palettes based on popular moods for interiors, visit Colour.Insights Instagram.
Here we will be expanding on the linked examples of 'Classic' and 'Tranquil' moods.
A variation of this mood might be considered Traditional. Colours found within a classic mood bring a sense of history and foundation to a space. By applying our worldly knowledge of historical references a home can invoke a similar grandeur of the past. Such as using jewel tones as a nod to Art Deco, especially emerald hues. Deep tones and shades such as wine or navy to establish a traditional English or French setting.
Parakeets Vase,1919. Medium - Glass; mold blown, acid finished with green oxide
See Colour Insights' Instagram for an example using a deep teal, rich brown, mustard and beige to create a classic mood and feel.
Variations of this mood might be be considered Calming, Restful or Soothing. Low contrast is an important element in Tranquil settings, as the goal is to avoid eliciting jarring responses. Cool hues have inherit soothing properties, if interested in more details about this Colour Insights will soon be offering access to a Colour Psychology Video. This video is a condensed and easily digestible presentation with research and examples based on our Colour Foundation & Application Workshops. To balance the soothing palette it is important to include a dollop of warmth, typically featured as a neutral.
The Beach at Sainte-Adresse, 1867. Medium - Oil on canvas
See Colour Insights' Instagram for an example using a light taupe, delicate teal, stormy ocean blue and soft green to create a tranquil mood and feel.