How to create an atmosphere using colour

When you want to redecorate your home, there may be a certain atmosphere you’d like to create, depending on the room.

To do so, you may have already thought out what furnishings will be useful. At the same time, it is also possible to use different colours to create specific moods and atmospheres. Finding different ways to imbue these within each room could make the decorating process a lot simpler.

Read on to learn more about how you can create an atmosphere using colours.

Different coloured lighting

For bedrooms, living rooms, or even gaming rooms, lighting can be incredibly important. This can allow you to set a mood, prevent the room from being too bright, and even allow you to feel like you are in the action of the game or movie you are viewing.

Setting up a colour changing led strip around the room can be a great way of using coloured lighting to create an atmosphere. You may even be able to set it up so that the lighting matches the predominant colour found on the walls or the screen. This can allow you to create something akin to lowlights when used around the base of the room.

You could also choose to install lights around the ceiling, especially if you want to be able to use these lights as an alternative to the main ones found in the middle of the ceiling or on the walls.

Consider what the room is for

When creating that atmosphere using different colours, you might want to think about what the room is predominantly used to do.

As an example, a bathroom may be used for relaxation and hygiene, so you might want to consider the colours that make you feel relaxed. Lighter shades may also be preferred, as these can help to create the illusion of space. This may be especially important in rooms where there is little natural light, or not a great deal of space available. 

Think about the colours themselves

Although you may attribute certain emotions or feelings to colours, your partner may not feel the same. It could be a good idea to look into the common feelings associated with certain colours. This could allow you to create a sensual setting for yourself and your partner.

You may want to take note of any gender differences that might occur within preferences. It may be entirely possible that these differences could occur throughout the home, rather than just in the bedroom. Taking the time to really communicate with one another, and even your children, could allow you to build up atmospheres that suit everyone, rather than just the person making that final decision.

The use of colour throughout your home can create some fantastic atmospheres. This could allow you to feel closer to your partner, or even make it easier to relax and unwind. Doing so doesn’t always need to involve repainting the rooms.

You could also use lighting and soft furnishings to create that same effect. This can also make it easier to switch things up in the future without needing to fully redecorate again.