Can anyone explain to me why every hospital room I have ever inhabited (and there have been many) were all painted a shade of pinkish grey? It neither soothed me nor pleased my eye. Schools, too, used to be pretty bad, but the new ones being built are better.
What is it about color that affects our moods?
asked 18 Feb '13, 19:43
I personally think that colors do not really affect your mood, otherwise why do color-blind people sometimes feel the same way as people who are not color-blind in the same colored room?
So what is the main reason why colors affect your mood? Well, I feel that it is because our minds have associated different colors with different feelings since we were young, and it is something which is difficult to unlearn.
For instance, since young, you might have often seen cartoons where bulls charged at red cloths, or gory movies with a lot of blood. Hence, naturally your mind started to associate the color red with danger, drive, etc. Over the years, all of the movies and shows are still the same, so it only further reinforces this association.
The color blue - everybody likes a great weather, and when the weather is great, we see a lot of blue all around us. Hence, naturally our mind also start to associate the color blue with peace, tranquil and happiness.
And so on for the rest of the colors.
answered 20 Feb '13, 07:50
Colors that we can perceive are a very small part of the electromagnetic spectrum, they are the "visible" part of the spectrum
there are other colors that humans cannot see that extend into the infrared and ultraviolet zones. All is a matter of wavelength and frequency _ for example blue corresponds to the zone 450-495nm and frequency of 670-610 Thz, red corresponds to 620-740nm and a frequency of 480-400 Thz, microwaves correspond to 1000-0.1 cm and a frequency of 0.3-300Ghz and their color is invisible to humans. In other words when we speak of color we are really talking of specific vibrations, this is how blind people often learn to feel colors. Red energizes us because it excites our base chakra, the vibration of the color is sensed by our aura and we enter into resonance with it, blue induces calm ...
Red is not supposed to be relaxing. It is a sign of caution such as seeing blood.
Green is relaxing and soothing for the eyes, and also blue.
Green means "healthy" in nature and blue means "sky" and "water" which are also natural , open, healthy things.
answered 23 Feb '13, 03:37
I believe we are affected by colours. While on the subject of colours, where does the colour pink come from? Pink isn't in the rainbow colours, so, where does it come from. It isn't in the spectrum of light.
If you went to a christening and the baby was dressed in black instead of white how would feel about it? Would it put you in a good mood or bad mood?
Why carn't you get a red coloured budgie? You can get a blue budgie and a yellow budgie, two of the three primary colours, so why not red? Maybe they wouldn't find the colour attractive?
The colours that we see and even the ones we carn't see are here for a reason. Wasps like the colour yellow and bees don't like the colour blue.
I use to have a friend at school and his fave colour was transparent. Is transparent a colour? I don't have a fave colour, but I like colours that glow, like neon colours, Shop signs etc. They appeal to me, but carn't explain to you why.
Hope this helps, take care Chris
answered 01 May '16, 15:35
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