Interior Design Color Trends

INTRODUCTION: Relationship between Interior Designing & Colors

Colors have an energy of their own. Since our visual apparatus is intricately linked to our mind, we often perceive different colors with different traits. For example, warm colors are often perceived as more welcoming so they have a higher tendency of grabbing attention. While cooler colors are often perceived as serene and they tend to be offering a highly soothing and calm vibe.

Color Psychology is a discipline that is dedicated to studying the impact of color on our moods and our state of mind. It gives both theoretical and scientific explanations of how colors trigger a particular emotion. It is one of the major tools that is used in the Interior Designing Industry. It’s significance can be highlighted by the fact that it is often labeled as the ‘Building Block of the Interior Designing’.

Interior Designing is an Industry that is heavily influenced by color trends. Since colors play a significant role in accentuating the design with its texture, Interior Designers know how to play with the colors to design your perfect place for your preferred usage. It can be said that Colors can make-up or break-up your place. Choosing an appropriate color for space is a task that should be done carefully, making sure there is little to no scope of error.

Color Psychology is a disciplinary approach that studies how a particular color impacts the energy levels and the state of mind. As a result, certain colors are brought into use by the Interior Designer, depending upon the theme or the room type which is preferred by the client.

For example, for a naturalist theme, the best-suited colors would be blue or green. While for a lively-vibed room, the best-suited colors would be red, yellow. For someone who wants a minimalist theme, the creamy-whitish color of interiors with dark shaded browns would be a good color combination.


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Biophilia is a term used for Naturalist Theme in Interior Designing. Since the interior design in this theme is nature-centric, there is more and more prominence of the soothing Natural Colors.

Natural Colors:

Natural Colors will be some of the most preferred colors that are going to be trending in the upcoming years. It is because these colors help us in better connectivity with nature. Hence these colors are some of the most soothing and calming colors one can use to make his place soothing. These colors will help offer the place a more comfortable, cozy look with a sense of belonging along with that aesthetic vibe.


Blue is a cool color, which is one of the most soothing and serene colors among all the colors. It often symbolizes intellect, integrity & trust. It is probably because we are all surrounded by the blueness of the sky, which is beautifully mirrored by the Oceanic Waters, River Waters, which are the key components that are sprinkling the liveliness by the rejuvenation of nature.


Green is a cool color, which is one of the other more prominent natural colors that is often perceived by us as a symbol of abundance. Plus Greenness of the vegetation all around us gives us a lively-vibe while maintaining that aesthetic look, as they act as a mode of living since they give us oxygen while maintaining Carbon emissions levels are also regulated to optimum levels because of them.


Yellow is a warm color, which is one of the most admired colors due to its warmness. It is often perceived as a warmly welcoming color. With that said, we need to acknowledge the fact that it is one of the most energetic colors. Our perception of it as a highly energetic color is due to the Sun which is the major source of energy in the solar system, which is the key component that has nurtured life on our beautiful Blue Planet.


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Neotenic as an interior designing technique can be defined in simple terms as an art of exaggerating childlike features to give the room a lively look by enchanting it with the energy of a child. Vivid & Dynamic colors are more prominently used in the Neotenic.

Vivid Colors:Vivid Colors are some of the most dynamic colors that have a tendency of filling up the space with a vibe that is highly-charged up. Day by day more and more people prefer a room that is very lively and energetic, vivid colors have gained prominence. These colors offer the place a look that pops up very well, as these colors at a subconscious level are associated with Optimistic vibes.


Red is one of the most vivid colors which at an unconscious level symbolizes passion for us. It is because it is very dramatic, bold, and warm, with the largest wavelength, making it eye-catchy. It is a color that makes a Physical Presence with boldness.


Yellow is a very influential color that is very intensely influential. It acts as an Emotional Trigger, which is a major attention-grabbing color. Along with it, it also symbolizes Optimism, which is because when we see yellow, we relate it to the Sun.


Orange is one of the most compact, well-packed colors which combines two of the most eye-catchy warm colors, Red & Yellow, triggering both the physical attention grabber along making an emotional impact on the mind of the client.

Even though the vibrant and dynamic colors are a great way to grab the attention of an individual but what to do when more than one vibrant colors are to be included in the same frame?

To deal with it adequately, first of all, we must address the fact that vibrant colors are very demanding as they attract attention easily as compared to other colors. So, putting together two different vibrant vivid colors will cause lots of distractions for the viewer. Hence, we must try to avoid putting together two vibrant colors in the same frame.

What we can do to draw the viewer to the main primary subject while the secondary subject stays intact (which is not so important but needs to be included) is we should use vivid colors as the main subject while we can use secondary subjects with neutral colors to create a muted color composition.


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Scandinavian Interior Designing is an Interior Designing Technique that is used across residential places and workplaces. It is one of the most well known Interior Designs which is known for its minimalism, subtle use of muted colors, making it one of the most affordable Interior Designs that offers a highly stunning look.

Muted Colors:

Muted Colors is a term that is used to abbreviate Desaturated or Duller Colors. The process of muting one vivid color takes place when the vivid color is combined with neutral colors like White, Gray, etc.

Muted Color Combinations like Orange-Grey, Yellow-Green, Red-White, Blue-White, and Green-White are some of the most prominent color combinations that will gain more popularity day by day.

Neutral Colored Palette:

Neutral Colored Palette is one of the most best-suited co-subject with muted colors, acting as an adequate base and making the main subject highlight in the appropriate ratio as compared to the co-subject.

Neutral Colors:

Neutral Color can be defined as a color that appears to be without color and does not typically appear on the wheel. Neutral Colors Virtue lies in the fact that they do not demand as much attention as is demanded by vivid colors.

Black: Black is one of the most diverse colors because of the diversity of its uses. If used smartly, black can offer us an elegant look, which can be a major attention grabber. As a neutral color, it provides the frame for vivid colors.


Gray is one of the best neutral colors which is the best-suited neutral color in Interior Designing as it provides a base that highlights the colors of the wall, making it a highly preferred color as a base color.


White is one of the most significant colors for most people because it is perceived in most religions as a divine color, which symbolizes purity. It is not a color of its own, but a manifestation of all the colors, which forms complex energy and a mystical field of light.


Brown is one of the most underrated yet the most crucial colors in Interior Designing, because of the subtleness of its presence. Because of that, it adds up an extra layer of texture as well as contrast. The probability of you using the furniture, the bags, the doors with a shade of brown color is very high due to the texture and contrast it offers. Since colors have a very profound impact on each aspect of our lives, be it emotions, mental state, or vibrational frequency of a place. It is our job as an Interior Designer to design the place in such a way that the client is at the peak of his comfort level while he/she is there at this place. This assures you of your long-term harmonious clientele relationship with him, he can even recommend you to his acquaintances and his colleagues, adding up to your customer base and multiplying your own profits too.


Q: What is the Significance of Colors in Interior Designing?

Colors are very significant in Interior Designing because there is an intricate relationship between our mind and our visual apparatus. It impacts how we perceive color and what emotion is triggered by a particular color.

Q: How does Color Psychology work in Interior Designing?

Color Psychology, which is a branch of psychology is a dedicated discipline that studies how one color impacts or triggers a particular emotion.

Q: What colors are the best suited for Naturalist Theme Interior Designing?

Soothing and calming colors like Blue, Green, and Yellow are some of the best-suited colors for Naturalist themes in Interior Designing.

Q: What colors are the best-suited colors for Neotenic in Interior Designing?

Vivid colors like Red, Green, Yellow, and Orange are some of the best-suited colors for Neotenic in Interior Designing.

Q: What colors are best suited for a Minimalist theme in Interior Designing?

Neutral colors like White, Cream, in combination with contrast colors like shades of brown, are some of the best-suited colors for a Minimalist theme in Interior Designing.

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