As we know, colors unconsciously shape many aspects of our daily lives. They influence people’s attitudes towards their surroundings as well as having an overwhelming effect on a person’s comfort level in a particular situation.
When deciding on a color scheme for a restaurant, think about the type of mood you want people to be in at the restaurant, think about what kind of food is going to be served there, and what kind of customers are most likely to go there.
Different colors promote different moods. For instance, warm colors such as yellow, red and orange are very stimulating colors and tend to raise appetite. They promote a positive attitude and outlook on surroundings.
Neutral colors, like grey, black, brown, and white, are taken as elegant and passive colors.
Other more subtle colors, like pastels, green, or blue, are considered cool colors and are known to promote a more reassuring and inspiring mood. But, at the same time, blue can be an appetite suppressant, which is probably not what the chef is looking for! This makes blue an unusual color for restaurants, as you will notice.
Finally, you will find that purples and golds are the colors of royalty and luxury, the ideal choice for a kind of gourmet or delicacy cuisine.
Colors will reflect and determine the overall experience people expect at the restaurant, how they fit with the unique characteristics of the restaurant is a very important factor in interior design.