Art can have a profound affect on our mood and that mood is obviously a reflection of the art itself. Multiple studies have found scientific reasoning behind the creativity of art which can help support mental wellbeing and improve our quality of life.

So what emotions can art make us feel?

Art can make us laugh, 
Art can make us cry, 
Art tells us stories, 
Art raises our spirit, 
Art makes us think
And art is therefore a key ingredient for any home.

(Print: Split Lake by Anthony Ponzo)

Viewing Art

Even the simple act of looking at an artistic piece, such as wall art, does an excellent job at elevating our mood. Any form of art – traditional or contemporary – has the potential to evoke a sense of happiness and positivity. This can be done online browsing on your computer or walking down to your local gallery or favourite art store.

(Print: Golden Grass by Pamela Honeyfield)

The Influence of Colours

Art largely revolves around colours, which play a huge role in enhancing our mood. Bright and lively hues give a feeling of energy, while darker shades can bring a sense of melancholy.

The colour of happiness, friendliness and sunshine!


The colour of cheerfulness and love, can also evoke feelings of optimism and compassion.

The colour of calmness and tranquillity, these tones provide a reassuring feeling and softness.

The colour of balance which brings peace of mind, rejuvenation and is often involved with nature, connecting the viewer with the outside world.


Transportation of Messages

Art is a timeless form of communication - it can provide an insight into the feelings and emotions of the artist at a specific moment in time. If the artist was happy or moved in a positive way when creating, then it is likely that you as the viewer will tap into that positivity, even if you cannot define exactly the reason why.

(Print: Take Flight by David Bromley)

The Influence of Wall Art

When selecting the perfect piece of wall art for your living room, bedroom, kitchen or any other room, first ask yourself this question, "What influence will this wall art have on my mood and emotions?”

(Print: Tali by Tommy Watson)
Our team would love to help you select the right daily dose of mood and inspiration for your home. Contact our head office or one of our local stores to get in touch.
June 10, 2021 — Leanne Pearce