The Language of Color in the Design

Talking colors

Designing a space involves an artistic process that must first include the client for whom you are working. Asking what you do, what you like, what motivates you will help create the perfect work or leisure environment you are looking for.

Taking into account the language or psychology of color in the design will be important to achieve the success of the final product, because they are the ones that transmit emotions of peace, relaxation, warmth or fun, freshness and brightness.

Warm colors

Warm colors are those colors that convey a lot of vitality. Red, for example, is considered to be the one that transmits this feeling of life, as well as intensity, so its use should be moderate. We recommend applying it in details, like cushions on a white sofa.

Orange conveys a lot of creativity, its use may vary depending on the area where you are. For example, in an advertising office, armchairs of this color can catalyze the flow of creation. It can also be used to highlight the warmth in a room with a less warm tone.

The yellow color connects with strength, will, illumination, like the sun, illuminates where it is. In interior design, it is recommended to use it mainly to illuminate places that tend to be a little dark, such as some corridor where natural light does not reach completely.



The language of these colors in architectural and interior design is used for more modern styles.

The gray, white, beige, black and some browns of low saturation are considered neutral colors and their use in the design can be used to create sensations of wide spaces, elegance and cleanliness, especially when combined with other colors of high saturation either warm or cold.

Strictly speaking, green is not a neutral color, but in the area of ​​decoration, its language is. This color can transmit, according to its tonality, both tranquility and vitality.

Cold colors

These colors are sometimes sadly related, but in design they can be used to convey intimacy, rest and calmness.

The blue color is associated with water and the positive flow of energy. It also invites calmness, so its use in bedrooms is recommended for a quiet and uninterrupted rest.

On the other hand, it can also be combined with neutral colors in other tonalities and create a unique space: a beach house decorated with browns and blues, will give tranquility and good energy to whoever is in the place.

The violet, on the other hand, is a color that speaks of mystery and fantasy. That is why the decoration is recommended for moderate use because it tends to be a little strong to the eye and unlike yellow, can darken some areas.

Combine it with white, it will balance an area; with green will be the perfect complement and with some shade of blue, as turquoise will inspire the adventures.

The language of color is vital when designing spaces because that is what will differentiate the general tone that is felt when entering a room. Knowing what each person transmits will greatly help in the creative process of any designer or architect.