Did you know color can affect your mood? Advertisers have known this for decades and market their products accordingly. Now this is important for you, because if you’re in a mood you don’t want to be in, maybe a change in color can help.
For example, colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors. (These would include red, orange, and yellow.) These colors can evoke feelings ranging from warmth and comfort to anger and hostility.
Red is often a color of love, but sometimes people are so angry and upset they see red!
Cool colors are blue, purple and green. These colors can be calming, but they can also bring out feelings of sadness or indifference.
When we envision a nice day, we see a blue sky, but when people are down, someone may ask them “why are you so blue?”
There have been many studies on color and how it affects us. For example:
Warm colored placebo pills were reported as more effective than cool colored placebo pills.
The color red causes people to react with speed and force, which might be useful in athletic performance.
However, red isn’t always good. Teachers take note: exposing students to the color red can actually hurt test performance. Now that makes sense to me, because I HATED getting tests back that were covered in red marks!
Changing colors is a great way to improve our mood and decrease stress. Another option is to read:
Studies are still ongoing and tests are inconclusive, but it wouldn’t hurt to be more aware of colors and how your emotional state reacts to them. You might be able to change how you feel just by changing the colors around you.
Get more great tips in my books The 3 Pillars of Strength; Increasing Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Fitness, and Success Principles 101: A Step-By Step Guide on Setting and Achieving Goals. Both available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible formats on Amazon.