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Scientific proof that the colour of your walls affects your mood

Thursday 18 October 2018

An Australian study has revealed a fascinating correlation between the colour you paint your room and your mood.

Taubmans, a leading Australian paint manufacturer, partnered with a virtual reality company and a team from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne to explore how human emotions are affected by the colour of the rooms they are in.

Using VR headsets, over 700 people were asked how they felt having viewed rooms decorating in five of Taubman’s paint range. Participants were offered a range of emotional responses including “excited”, “cheerful” and “tense”.

The Taubmans Colour Emotion Study revealed that bright colours such as orange and pink made people feel excited, while pastels prompted feelings of calmness, and dark colours like deep green or plum caused active sadness.

Maybe it’s time to rethink the planned repaint of the lounge…

Sources:

1.Business Insider:
Liminal VR collaborates with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health on unprecedented colour-emotion study using virtual reality.

  1. The Independent:
    THE COLOURS YOU PAINT YOUR WALLS CAN IMPACT YOUR MOOD, AND HERE’S THE SCIENCE TO PROVE IT.

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