Color and your mood: what you need to know for your interior design

Whether you’re buying your first home, renting a new apartment, or tackling that long put off kitchen renovation project, there’s one element of your kitchen that you shouldn’t ignore: the color.

Color, surprisingly, can be a powerful influence on your mood. While some colors can brighten your mood, others can project a powerful sense of calm. Depending upon your personality, some colors could lift your spirits, while others could end up making you feel mildly depressed.

You’ll spend a great deal of time in your kitchen, so it’s important that you choose the right colors for your walls and surfaces to complement your personality.

Let’s take a look at some popular color tones and how they influence your mood.

Warm Colors

Warm colors, such as oranges, reds, yellows, and pinks, can bring a positive vibrancy to your home.

Red in particular is noted as a very intense color – sparking feelings of passion and desire. It is known to elevate your heart rate, so it may be a little to intense for your kitchen. Perhaps the dining room might be a better fit.

Softer warm colors, like oranges and yellows – ones that have a more organic and earthy feel to them – can make an excellent complement for your kitchen. They inspire joy and creativity, without becoming overwhelming.

Cool Colors

Cool colors, such as greens, blues, and purples, can be quite calming and serene.

Blue in particular is noted for its powerful calming effect, which may be too strong for the practical nature of your kitchen. Consider a green palate to provide relaxation and stress relief while still being functional.

Neutral Colors

Neutral colors, such as brown and grey – can add a sense of warmth and homestead to any room – perfect for a kitchen.

Grey in particular is having a design renaissance, as its versatile tone can complement any mood, any room, and any function. It’s the new little black dress: easy to dress up, easy to dress down.


You can’t go wrong with white. Timeless, serene, pleasant, and calming; white is a beautiful blank canvas upon which you can create the kitchen of your dreams. Our Calacatta Gold Syntek surface provides a soft white background, with versatile grey veins and lively streaks of gold – combining warmth, serenity, and versatility.


Black is dramatic and eye-catching. It immediately draws focus, as it is literally absorbing light. Done well, it provides depth and introspection. Too much black, however, can overwhelm your space.

Designing your space with Lucciare

Lucciare’s surfaces are designed to be elegant, durable, and functional. That functionality extends to the colors of our collections. Our collections focus on calming and elegant neutral tones, such as the whites of Calacatta, or the serene greys of Statuario. To enliven your home, we have a unique selection of colorful surfaces as well. Take a look at our unique colorful collections to get inspired!

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