Unless you are blind, you are enchanted by colours. Since childhood, we use colouring materials to express ourselves. We even choose things based on our favourite colours. Living in a colourless world is not only boring, it is definitely unimaginable.
Marketers, artists, designers, and psychologists use colour to motivate people to do something. These professionals meticulously choose which colours to use depending on what message they want to convey or what changes in behaviour they want to accomplish. They know through scientific studies and keen observation that humans by default are influenced unconsciously by the hues they see.
This fact is also applicable in interior design. Experienced designers carefully select colours depending on the function of the room. Even though they follow a certain colour scheme, they still use specific colours that compliment the function of a certain section in the house.
The discipline of stone cladding is no exception. Even though the colours of stones are used in this practice is limited, you can still use the psychology of colours to get the desired effect. Here are the colours of the most used stone types in the stone cladding and the effect they give to people.
Ebony and Charcoal
The blackish tinge in these hues exudes sophistication and glamour. It can also convey emotional safety, security, and substance. However, these colours may promote feelings of coldness, heaviness and oppression. As such, stones with these colours are ideally installed on living room walls or sections in your house where you conduct serious business and where you intend to strike a deal and intimidate others.
Being perhaps the most neutral of all colours, it encourages psychological neutrality. It can also suggest dullness, depression, sleepiness, and lack of energy. It is preferably used in bedrooms.
It closely resembles brown, the colour that is commonly associated with earthiness, nature, and seriousness. It can also boost the heaviness of the place. You can place them on exterior stone cladding to blend in with the atmosphere of natural surroundings.
Aztec and Sahara
Both these colours have a touch of yellow and orange, both of which signify creativity, enthusiasm, fun, optimism, and warmth. But on the flip side, they can also mean emotional fragility, fear, and immaturity, especially if people seeing them are in a bad mood. These hues are preferable in places where there mental and physical stimulation is needed, such as playroom or gym.
Ivory and White
These colours may signify new beginnings, purity and cleanliness. They are also attributed to comfort, peace, and sense of order. They are best used on bedroom walls together with grey to help you get asleep.