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Color Psychology: How Colors Affect Us and What Each One Means

Some Applications Of Color

  • Professions that rely heavily on visual mediums use color psychology to try to predict and instigate emotions in their target audience.
  • People use colors and lighting to increase their well-being and productivity, and express their individuality.

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SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

"Given the prevalence of color, one would expect color psychology to be a well-developed area. Surprisingly, little theoretical or empirical work has been conducted to date on color's influence ...

"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."

"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."

The Psychological Effects of Color

While most perceptions of color are subjective, some color effects have universal meaning. 

  • Colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange, and yellow. These warm colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.
  • Colors on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colors and include blue, purple, and green. These colors are often described as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference.
The Psychology Of Color: Research Findings
The Psychology Of Color: Research Findings
  • Up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on color alone (depending on the product).
  • Colors influence how consumers view the "personality" of the brand in question.
The Psychology Of Color - Misconceptions

Elements such as personal preference, experiences, upbringing, cultural differences, context, etc., often muddy the effect individual colors have on us. So assertions on the effect of colors are often not based on scientifically sound evidence.

“We have a repository of information about a color. For example, the color blue is almost always associated with blue skies, which when we are children is a positive thing — it means playing out...

Color Suggestions
  • Desktop: Green, as it is the bit is restful for eyes and produces the least amount of eyestrain.
  • Work Out Clothes: Orange, the color of stimulation and enthusiasm. 
  • Women’s Dating Clothing: Red, the color of passion and gets blood pumping.
  • Men’s Dating Clothing: Blue to communicate stability and calmness.
  • To Look Aggressive: Black, as research correlates it with higher levels of aggression on sports teams that use it.
  • Office Walls: Blue and Green. Blue can lower heart rates and green reduces anxiety and is associated with money.
  • Work Clothing: Not grey, as it inspires people to be passive, uninvolved and have a lack of energy. 
Research And Color

Research says colors can absolutely affect your mood, behavior and stress levels. It also claims there are generalities that can be gleaned from decades of research on the patterns of what people think about each color but no absolute truth.