Colors can affect your mood, and ultimately your ability to produce and be creative. Incorporating colors strategically around your house and office space can get your creative juices flowing and influence your life positively. Control your mood using these colors for the purpose you are looking for.

Photo: Sheila Sund
Photo: Sheila Sund

Colors and Their Influence on Mood

Red: Helps with your memory and ability to retain information. It sparks your brain to remember events, details and dates. This color can help you with proofreading tasks and anything that requires detail. Red is associated with danger, so your mind will be put into higher alert and make sure you aren’t missing things.

Orange: Orange is the best color to paint a workout room because it makes you feel motivated and inspired. You will feel more confident working out in an orange room and it will give you more energy. Orange is also good for the kitchen.

Yellow: Yellow makes you feel inspired and trusting. You’re likely to feel calmer in a yellow space, but it won’t be the best for creative tasks. Yellow is better for motivation and personal development.

Green: Sparks innovation and encourages you to create new things. Think inventions and new ways of doing things. The color green helps you imagine and string new ideas together. A great way to achieve this is to have lots of living plants around you.

Photo: sylvar
Photo: sylvar

Blue: Blue is the favorite color of the majority of people because it brings feelings of peace and quiet. It’s the color of the ocean and the sky, which can encourage daydreaming. Not surprisingly, the color blue can help you think creatively and start new projects.

Purple: Purple used to be the color royalty used to symbolize prestige. Purple can affect your mood by making you more confident. It encourages group cooperation, so it’s a good color to paint a work space. It will add feelings of comfort, inclusiveness, and innovation.

Photo: Carmelo Speltino
Photo: Carmelo Speltino


By Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth at, on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.


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