How Art Affects Our Emotions?

It is oftern said that Art elicits the contemplation of the mysteries of era. Whether you admire it or not, art influences our feelings and sometimes alter our mood even drastically. Art itself is the visual form of expression that might be the feelings,emotions, imaginations which portray the realistic or unrealistic aspects of life with the sense of connecting/conveying message with meaningfulness.

Seeing the art in the interior

Almost everything can take the form of art, even our anger can be painted as an art and many abstract artist have done that too. Everything in art relates to the universe. As art are created by human so they are dominated by how people admired a particular thing and how they correlate it with their feelings. That’s why art is dominated by truth because it always comes from the core rather than from surface, one can say capturing the soul is the feature of art.

Art always correlates with our perceptions and impacts our tendencies. Art defines the broad term, it contains the specific subjects, style and the colors tone or combination. A piece of art influences the mood of the admirer, just like when you see a smiling child in front of yourself and how you react gently to them even if you’re angry. The arrangements in a particular artwork influence the human emotion like anger, relaxation, tenderness and hatred.

Nobody wants to live in the room which is frigid and dummy and without any decorative items. Peoples decorate their interior especially to alter the mood, derive positive emotions and to rest on the breezeful environment.Infact, there is probably no one, who use art in their interior to produce angerness or hatred. So, in nutshell, art is meant for producing the relaxation, and it is supposed to derive the tranquility and this opinion is also supported by both science, religion and philosophy.

So how you know, how a particular arrangement impacts your emotion?

Determination of how a particular artwork impact you and your feelings depends upon the ingredients (in terms of colours, subject, pattern and display) and arrangements as we’d discussed. Here are those ingredients of art:


Colours is the heart of any artworks which gives living breath to the artwork. It is what makes the art possible to express its subject and convey the message. Colours have psychological impact on human being and it is important to select the art considering colours. Knowingly or unknowingly you’re attracted the the color combination of art rather than its any other ingredients.

Brighter and white colour are supposed to produce energy and courage whereas black colours tend to encourage melancholy and past memories. It affects how people think and react, the art which is in dark colour produce completely different emotion than the art which has been painted with light colour. Similarly the red colour tend to produce energetic, passionate and aggressive environment whereas yellow is supposed to spread the calmness often in terms of eliciting memories of relationship and love. In the same sense pink is used to inspire the creativeness and enhance the confidences. However it is found to be correlated with love and desire. All these colors consisting red, black, white, pink and yellow we’ve discussed above are often regarded as warm tone.

However the cool tones are supposed to be the beacon of calmness, tranquility and inspiration.

Green depicts the nature because it is supposed to inspire and promote the natural substance. Have you ever noticed something very calm whenever you got chance to touch and feel the nature, while being free from the so called modernism? of course! you must have, what I’m, talking here is that Green colour always promotes the peace and gentleness. It is also used in medical science to mitigate the physiological problems like anxiety, dizziness, nervousness and depression, because it gives the sense of relief and being free. That’s why landscape art featuring natural beauties are so popular in interior.

Blue or sky colour always inspire the relaxation, if you’ve ever feel the blue sky without the disturbance of cloud then you must know what I mean.Blue colour is the signals of calmness to which people always respond with serenity and that is what also happens with your interior too.

Subject And Pattern

Particular subject and pattern of art also influence the emotion and reaction of the viewers. Patterns always play the great role, because ununderstandable artwork with vague subject and messages may distract the viewers especially those who’re not familiar with such pattern.

The artwork with clear view and focus on the particular subject has more soothing effect than that of artwork with clutter subjects and combinations. That’s why landscape are so much used for encouraging calmness and serenity. For a normal people who don’t understand the meaning of abstract, abstract creates an illusion and tension because of its unclear message. For deriving peace and calm emotions natural landscape and photographic art are strongly helpful.


How you place the art in your interior also affects the way it derives the positive or negative reactions to you. Although art may not be chosen for the interior, it is quite important to place them in symmetry. You buy a painting because you love it, not because that might fit on your interior. But creating a good colour arrangement itself, often influence how you react towards the artwork. It’s also vital to refresh the interior by interchanging the artwork and positions within your home or office. You also need to make sure that the room is clean and hasn’t been ruptured with too much things scattered here and there. This is important for creating the wonderful experience with your interior.

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