Tell me, how does yellow make you feel?
I’ve always loved the colour yellow. It just makes me happy. When it comes to my home, I’m a big believer in surrounding myself with colours that make me feel good.
Pro design and decorating tips aside, a home that’s filled with colours that make you feel good is what’s most important. Does yellow make you happy? Yes? Then decorate your little heart out!
The truth is, colour may have more of an impact on our mood, and overall well-being, than we may think. Colour can actually evoke feelings within us – both positive or negative.
My love for yellow got me thinking – how does this colour truly impact our mental health? This question brought me to today’s post. Let’s explore the psychology of yellow and check out some gorgeous spaces for some yellow decor inspiration! 🙂
What is colour psychology?
In short, colour psychology is how colour can influence our moods, feelings and behaviours.
How do you feel when you see the colour blue? Perhaps, calm? How do you feel when you see the colour red? Energetic or passionate?
Although colour may have some universal effects on moods, we all have our own personal associations with colours due to several factors. These factors may include past experiences or cultural beliefs. Pay attention to how a colour makes you feel – if you enjoy a colour, then embrace it and if you don’t, avoid it.
How a particular colour makes you feel is key!
Read on for some universal effects of the colour yellow:
Yellow: The Good
When this colour evokes positive emotions, it may make us feel:
CHEERFUL » This colour evokes joyfulness and fun. Just think of all the smiley face emojis you’re sending – yellow, yellow, yellow!
WARM » Yellow is the colour of sunshine – and how does sunshine make us feel? You guessed it! Wonderfully Warm!
ENERGETIC » Yellow is intense, but when used sparingly, this intensity can positively evoke energy. It grabs our attention and motivates us. It can also increase our metabolism!
HOPEFUL » This colour is said to release the feel-good chemical in our brains when we’re around it, leading to increased optimism.
INSPIRED & CONFIDENT » Yellow, when used in marketing, for instance, can make an audience feel inspired, in better spirits, and more confident.
Yellow: The Bad
When this colour evokes negative emotions, it may make us feel:
OVERWHELMED » Using too much yellow can be overpowering and have a negative effect on an individual. Because yellow is so intense, it can feel unpleasant if not used sparingly, or balanced with a calmer colour.
FRUSTRATED & ANGRY » It can make us feel frustrated and angry. Babies may even cry more and individuals may lose their tempers more in yellow rooms.
EYE FATIGUE » Yellows that are too bright may be difficult on the eye – leading to eye strain.
CAUTIOUS » It can be linked to feelings of caution – as it’s commonly used on warning signs and road signs to alert drivers.
FEARFUL & ANXIOUS » Too much of it can lead to feelings of fear or anxiety.
All this info is interesting, but let’s get into what really counts – how does yellow make you feel?
Does the colour yellow energize you and brighten your day? Yes? Check out these stunning spaces for inspiration on how to add this vibrant colour to your space.
Yellow in the living room
Yellow in the dining room
Yellow in the office
Yellow in the bedroom
Yellow in the kitchen
Whether you like it or hate it, you cannot deny the colour yellow’s ability to grab your attention and make you feel a certain way. If you’re a yellow lover, adding it to your space may boost your mood.
Whether it be paint, fabrics, or just a gorgeous bowl of lemons on your kitchen counter, yellow can brighten any room. And creating a space that brings you joy is so essential! What we fill our home with can directly impact how we feel and our well-being -that’s some pretty major stuff we’re talking about!
I hope you’ve been inspired to bring more of what YOU love into your space. Wishing you a happy home filled with joy and optimism! Thanks for stopping by today <3