Subconscious Effects Of Interior Design

There has been enough discussion on the visual appeal of the interior design and how it makes your house stand apart and fill you with delight and a sense of achievement.
But with time, we have come to know that there is more depth to the effects of interiors design than these. It’s not just about a visual treat; interior design impacts us on a subconscious levels. Let’s get into the deeper layer of interior design and aesthetics.

Subconscious effects of color scheme

Whether you are going with minimalistic aesthetics or the rustic ones, colors are an integral part of every interior setting. Studies have shown us that colors have a very important role in the cognitive functions of the human brain. Here are some examples of interior design color schemes and their subconscious effects .


Green color scheme at the entrance of the house will induce a welcoming effect on everyone entering the house. Due to its tranquilizing effect and proximity to nature (nearly entire flora on the earth surface is draped in the hues of green), green is soothing.


Red imbues the feeling of vibrancy, power and passion. A living room adorned in the shades of red in the form of upholstery and accents affect the subconscious with its warmth and closeness.

Yellow and Orange

These two colors are linked with the sun and the sunlight. Yellow and orange are associated with instilling feelings of happiness, energy and creativity. Having lighting fixtures emitting these colors will make an ambiance very obliging for one’s artistic endeavors.


Blue is an ‘evergreen’ color to spread the fresh and calming signals to the deeper conciousness. Kitchen and dining areas decorated with the blue fixtures will helpful in uplifting the collective mood of the family.  


There is an inherent quality of purple which makes its association with royalty and lavishness in the brain. For drawing rooms and formal sitting space in the house, purple accents and upholstery are considered best to convey the feelings of splendor.


Last but indeed not the least, white color can make your house spacious and accommodating. White is passive in its conscious effects on the brain but subconsciously it evokes the feeling of purity and affability.
One’s character and personality is also assessed by others subconsciously by looking into the three distinctive characteristics of the interior design.


The functionality of the fixture in your interior will subconsciously make a strong effect on visitors.


Many items of interior design are easily evaluated by the visitors for their price and it is natural to match the worth of the item with its price.


Guests give great importance to the interior items that have strong emotional value for you. It also aids them to make a definitive opinion about you.
The color scheme of the interior design indeed has a deep psychological connection with humans and one should do their interior decoration by keeping these aspects in mind.