How to Make a Mood

6 Top Tips to Create your Perfect Space

Creating an atmosphere with colour involves understanding the psychology of colour and how colours can evoke certain emotions and behaviours.

An example of this is how blue and green tones are associated with relaxation, calmness and nature, whereas warm tones such as red and orange are more associated with energy and excitement.

We’ve put together some tips to help you create an atmosphere using colour in your space:

1. Define the Mood:

Determine the mood or atmosphere you want to create in the space. Do you want it to be calm and relaxing, vibrant and energetic, or sophisticated and elegant? This will guide your colour choices.

2. Choose a Colour Palette:

Select a colour palette that aligns with the mood you have chosen. Consider the psychological associations of colours. For example, cool colours like blues and greens are often used to create a serene and peaceful atmosphere, while warm colours like reds and oranges can bring energy and vibrancy.

3.Dominant Colour:

Choose a dominant colour that will set the tone for the space. This colour will be the primary hue used on walls, large furniture pieces, or flooring. Make sure it aligns with the desired mood and complements the overall aesthetic.

4. Complementary Colours:

Select complementary colours that will enhance the dominant colour and add depth to the space. Complementary colours are hues that are opposite each other on the colour wheel. For example, if the dominant colour is blue, complementary colours could be oranges or yellows.

5. Accent Colours:

Introduce accent colours to create visual interest and focal points. These colours should contrast with the dominant colour and be used sparingly on accessories, artwork, or smaller furniture pieces. They can add pops of colour and draw attention to specific elements in the room.

6. Consider Lighting:

Understand how lighting can affect the appearance of colours in the space. Natural light, as well as artificial lighting, can alter the perception of colour. Test your chosen colours under different lighting conditions to ensure they achieve the desired effect.

Remember that colour perception is dependent on the individual, and personal preferences are varied, everything can be open to interpretation. It’s important to consider the context, purpose and general style of the individual who will be using the space. No one person is right in this context, someone might be a total minimalist who thrives off using light colours with little to no primary colour, whereas the other person is a maximalist who uses every possible colour. But by thoughtfully selecting colours that suit you, you can create an atmosphere that resonates with the desired mood and creates a visually appealing and well-balanced environment.

Hopefully we have helped you set the mood and choose colours for your space with this information, but if you have any questions or would like to chat to us about Interior services / colour and mood selection drop us an email to or pop into our Prussia Street Store to chat to us in person.


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