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The Link Between Colour, Mood, and Choosing a New Rug

Did you know that the colours around you can have a direct impact on your mood? This concept has been at the centre of interior design philosophy for many cultures throughout history – and you can take advantage of it too. With this in mind, with today’s blog post we’ll be looking at which colours mean what, and offer our advice in choosing the perfect rug for the mood of your home.

How colours affect mood

While there’s no hard scientific proof about the effect of colour on your mood, there’s plenty of traditional and anecdotal evidence for this being the case. So taking its efficacy at face value, which colours can affect your moods – and in what way? Below are a few examples of classic colour/mood combinations:

  • Red is a great colour for creating energy within a room. This is a great choice for any room where you’ll be socialising, eating, or conversing with others.
  • Blue is known as a good all-rounder, but it’s also great for productivity. If you have an office or a room where work is done, a blue rug can be a perfect choice here.
  • Green is recommended for rooms where you’ll want to relax and de-stress. It’s a great choice for bedrooms or living rooms, and really any place that you’d like to be calm and happy.
  • Purple isn’t a common colour, but it’s a great way to create a splash of excitement and dramatic flair in a room. In this way, a purple rug can be the perfect finishing touch for any room.

Rugs, colour, and you

You may not have thought too much about the effect the colour of your rug can have on your mood. After all, for most of us, a colour is simply an aesthetic design decision. But as you can see above, each shade and hue mixed into the pile of your potential new rug will affect the feeling and mood of your room – and, by extension, you as a person! That’s why it’s so important to take your time, explore the various colour choices, and see how well they marry up with the existing (or planned) décor in the room you’re adding colour to.

Are you feeling ready to jump in and find the perfect rug to match your mood? If so, you can find a huge selection of rugs in a spectrum of colours (and moods) in our online rug shop. Have a question about any of our pieces? Call the team today on 0845 838 8638.


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