Using colors to boost your mood
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Colors result from light vibrating at different frequencies, and their impact is powerful. Here’s a crash course in color psychology and how you can apply it to your life.
Red is an energy-boosting, robust and warming color. Given its energetic effects, it’s not a good color choice for a bedroom. Wear red when you want to appear assertive or spontaneous.
Yellow stimulates thinking and creativity. Pale yellow is a good color for a classroom, but bright yellow can be over-stimulating. The same goes for wearing yellow: Think ties for men, accessories or shells under a suit for women.
Orange aids in the digestive and metabolic processes, making it optimal for a kitchen or restaurant and for promoting socialization. Orange can be difficult to wear because it can make skin appear splotchy; soften it by wearing peach or lighter hues.
Green can offer a sense of healing and relaxation to the body. That makes green a good color for bedrooms and spas or for therapists to wear.
Blue is a soothing, cooling color that can give a calming effect. It’s another suitable bedroom or living room color. Wear dark blue to appear businesslike, adding pastel blue suggests innocence.
Purple has spiritual and artistic associations. If you’re choosing a color where you practice mindfulness, purple can help to evoke thoughtfulness and reflectiveness.
Pink is often considered a color of happiness. It also can be soothing and even provide calming thoughts. Having a bouquet of pink flowers in your office or workspace can help make your day more cheerful.
Finally, like green, brown is tied to thoughts of nature. The earthy color is a favorite for men, especially in furniture, carpet and curtains. Also, brown can evoke a sense of comfort and safety, so it can be a good color for a space where you like to relax.
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