How does color effect your mood? Does it change? Find out here!

You cannot escape color, it is everywhere! So if you can’t escape it, how can you work with it? Can changing the color of your room make you more relaxed, or can changing the color of your restuarant increase business? Let’s find out.

There are millions of different colors, but the most common ones are the ones that are used everyday. Let’s look at a few colors and see how they affect the mind.

Black: Black is one of the most popular colors in the world. In fashion, it makes people thinner, and it usually matches with just about everything. Black can be thought of negatively as well, such as the color of death. It can also signify submission, which is why priests wear black, to signify their submission to God. Black outfits can seem overpowering, as well. If can make the wearer seem evil, such as a criminal or villain. Black can make you feel thin, powerful, evil, and stylish. 

White: White is the color of innocence and purity. White is considered a summer color because it reflects light. It’s a neutral color, so it goes with everything. Even doctors and dentists wear white because it symbolize sterility. We use white in figures of speech like “pure as the driven snow” or “a white lie.” In Japan, white carnations signify death. White can make you feel pure, innocent, or even make you feel youthful.

Blue: Blue represents tranquility, calm, stability, trust, truth, sky, water, cold, and many more. Blue can make you feel cold, feel calm, and can even reduce your appetite, which is why many restaurants do paint their walls in blue. Blue is often considered the safest global color. 

Green: Green represents several things such as nature, good luck, health, youth, renewal, fertility, environment, and even spring. Green is cool and calm and soothes your mood, which is why it is often worn by surgeons in an operating room. 

Orange: Orange is a very diverse color. It symbolizes energy and is also used for warning signs because of its bright, luminous color. Orange also represents holidays, such as Halloween because orange is the color of pumpkins and fall leaves! It represents balance, vibrance, and energy. Orange is also very frequently used in restaurants because of its tendency to increase people’s appetites. 

Purple: Purple represents loyalty, wisdom, enlightenment, and is also considered an exotic color. Purple today is considered a trendy color.

Red: Red is the most energetic and warmest color out there. Red symbolizes love, anger, violence, emergency, speed, strength, and blood. Red can make the heart beat faster and even raise blood pressure. In China red symbolizes celebration and luck. Red can also increase appetite.

Yellow: Yellow is the ultimate color for joy, happiness, sunshine, imagination, philosophy, betrayal, jealousy, illness, hazard, and even inspiration. A yellow rose represents friendship in the same way that a red rose represents love. Yellow also increases appetite.

Color is everywhere, and you can find it anywhere! Now that you know what each color symbolizes and represents, you can choose what color to paint your house, your business, or even what color of car to buy! I hope this guide has helped you!

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  • Butterfly Musings on Jul 25, 2010

    a good write. Yes color is very important

  • Inxxu on Jul 26, 2010

    …they also say it is safe to paint kids bedroom wals with blue and green, of course we all should do it to have a good night sleep and gain less stress, while we rest.

    Many people paint deliberately their bedroom walls red, to have more sexual energy, but is it the best color to choose in bedroom?

    Again, nice work! :)

  • sincedaylight on Jul 26, 2010

    Thanks for the comments :) I would paint my bedroom red, just because I like the color :)

  • Inxxu on Jul 26, 2010

    I like it too, but I have found an alternativ and I bought a red bed linen :) …curtains as well

  • prospector68 on Aug 12, 2010

    In a world where so many people think they are smart, so many have no clue as to the effect of colors. But, even the different colors are a matter of FREQUENCY. All matter is energy vibrating in a certain pattern, at a certain frequency. That is the real miracle of the Creation.
    Excellent article, well written.

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