What Affect Does Color Have On People?
You walk into your office at home (you work from home, lucky you!) And you have the intentions to get a lot done. You plunk down on that fancy chair scoot it close to your desk and start dazing off. You look at the time and dang you’ve just wasted 20 minutes staring off into space with no real desire to work, you can’t think straight, you can’t focus on coming up with brilliant ideas… What the heck is going on?! you think to yourself. Could it be the new paint color your spouse painted the walls with? it’s distracting you! (Eloise, what can I do? I need to work to make money!) Have no fear, there’s hope! Color choices can be very important for certain areas of the house. (so what color is most effective for good production and great work Eloise?) Green! Now get painting then get to work to make that other green known as money!
The power of color is amazing to the mind and can affect how we feel when we see those certain colors. That’s why it’s important to learn about these colors and the impact they have when let’s say… dressing for an interview or designing a website, or even what color to wear on a date. The more you know about color effect the better off you’ll be. It’ll get you in the right mindset like say a bedroom paint color to feel relaxed or an office room color for creative juices to flow and make you more productive and successful. Let’s learn about this shall we?!
Color In General
Cool colors in general are known to bring forth relaxation, peace, and creativity. These colors tend to make a person’s blood pressure decrease as well as respiration. Cool colors are good for people with anxiety. Cool colors are scientifically easier on the eye because those colors allow the eye to focus directly in the retina which causes less strain on the eye muscle.
Warm colors are known to make us feel energetic, so if you have an exercise room paint it bright and warm, you can even wear a red or an orange shirt to keep you pumped up and ready to lift, sweat, and bend. Warm colors also tend to trigger our hunger. Take a look at most restaurant walls and see what colors they’ve chosen, yellow? orange? Red? those are known to be the typical colors to get you in the door, at the table ready to eat. So if you’re trying to lose weight do not paint your eating area a warm color!
Other Random Color Facts Studied
- As for dates woman should wear red because it makes a mans heartbeat fast and brings forth passion. When it comes to men they should wear blue on a date because it makes a woman feel calm and is pleasing to the eye.
- As for marketing, there’s a psychology behind picking the right color to attract more people. Red is known to grab attention and helps potential costumers remember the words or image of the ad. Blue is known for loyalty and reward which costumers want as well.
Colors And The Affects On People
Color Psychology: The Color White
- sense of space
- mourning (in some cultures/societies)
Color Psychology: The Color Black
- also submission, example: Priests wear black to signify submission to God.
- thinning / slimming
- death or mourning
Color Psychology: The Color Gray
Color Psychology: The Color Red
Color Psychology: The Color Orange
- wealth prosperity
Color Psychology: The Color Yellow
Color Psychology: The Color Green
Color Psychology: The Color Blue
Color Psychology: The Color Purple
Color Psychology: The Color Brown
- mourning (in some cultures/societies)
Color Psychology: The Color Pink
And there you have it! I hope you take notice of the colors around you and pay attention to how they make you feel. Use your knowledge to help improve areas in your life, like paint a calm color in your room to relax and fall asleep to. Work out in red or orange to get you in the mood to lose that weight and keep you exercising. Dress in blues for job interviews to show loyalty and success. Make the colors benefit your life! …And good luck!
Take care readers!
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