Color Psychology and its use in art and your mood.

Posted by Jhan Dudley on

The colour that attracts you can say a lot about your mood and personality. Each colour is associated with a different emotion. It has also come to symbolize different things.  I use that colour and emotion in all my paintings. Colours can have different meanings and effects on your mood. When you see a colour what does it mean to you?


  • Red attracts attention more than any other colour, it is used to signifying danger.
  • Red is the colour of strength and power.  As well as passion, desire, and love.
  • It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.


  • Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow.
  • It represents enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement and joy.


  • Produces a warming effect, arousing cheerfulness, and stimulating mental activity.
  • If overused, yellow has a negative effect. It is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms.
  • Bright yellow is an attention getter and is the reason taxicabs are yellow.


  • Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
  • Green symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. As well as nature and growth.
  • It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect and is considered good for the body.


  • Combines the stability of blue and the energy of red.
  •  Purple can mean power, nobility, luxury, and ambition.
  • This colour is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. It also says wealth and extravagance.


  • White tends to mean goodness, perfection, purity, or a successful beginning.


  • The colour of power, grief, formality, death, evil, and mystery.
  • Black is the colour of strength and authority, considered to be very formal, and elegant.

Not sure what a painting will look like on your walls? Email us a picture of your wall! Our design team will superimpose any paintings onto your wall. Helping you choose the right colour for the mood you want.

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