Whether you're redecorating completely or looking to make some small changes to your home, choosing the right color scheme can be very difficult.
But if you consider the effect that color can have on your mood, it can help you in some way in the mood you want to recreate.
Taubmans recently conducted a study to discover what colors influence our emotions and how.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look at how you can design your home according to the way you want to feel in that room.
Different colors affect our moods differently, and can work well in specific rooms; For example, pastel shades and colors of duck eggs work well in living rooms (in the image)
The pink colors help create feelings of emotion and work well in living rooms (stock image) and kitchens
When examining 745 candidates, the paint brand asked people to rate each color by indicating how they felt by selecting one of the eight emotions, ranging from excited to cheerful, irritated and tense.
Participants were also asked to indicate how much they liked the color on a five-point scale that varied between "extremely" and "nothing."
First things first, Taubmans looked at the living room and the colors to choose to create a positive atmosphere.
"As the place where we spend time with our families, clients often want living rooms to have relaxed or quiet environments," said interior design consultant Grace Garrett.
"It's no wonder that softer pastel shades are universally seen to encourage these emotions."
In the survey, more than 41 percent of respondents voted for Taubmans Seagull, a soft gray-green color, followed by lilac and light blue.
38 percent of the participants also selected a soft egg shell tone, Morning Fog.
Colors to try: Pastel shades, gray-green, lilac, eggshell and light blue.
The yellows, oranges and occasional pink were tested with the most likely tones to make us feel excited: they work well for the walls with features (in the photo)
KITCHEN / WALL FEATURES
If you want to feel excited, happy and optimistic, you can not go wrong with the yellow tones of the sun.
The yellows, oranges and occasional rosés have proven to be the most likely tones to make us feel excited.
Grace said: "Use these colors sparingly, and consider smaller spaces, painted shapes or characteristic walls, as well as look beyond the living room."
The kitchen or a characteristic wall are an ideal place to try a yellow or orange color.
Colors to try: Yellow, orange and pink.
Interior design experts say that the darker colors and shades of charcoal gray work well on the walls of the features (in the picture) and in the bathrooms: the places where you spend a little less time work well
Often in a bedroom, you want to feel cozy and relaxed.
And even if you do not think darker colors can help your mood, sometimes they can.
Taubmans has noticed a trend towards darker colors, and although they can make some people feel sad, others report that shades such as Black Flame or a shade of charcoal can greatly help to create a cozy, temperamental or cocooning space.
"Using darker colors can make a room look smaller, so be sure to take this into account," Grace explained.
& # 39; When using a painting like Black Flame in the bedroom, it would create a large space with a sense of security. Alternatively, use these darker trend colors on doors or on a feature wall.
The interior design expert also added that bathrooms and entrances are "also ideal spaces to implement a dark color."
These are spaces in which you do not spend much time but which can create a shocking impact without having to be surrounded by them for long periods of time.
Colors to try: Charcoal, dark gray or deeper shades.