There is no denying the fact that there is a link between colours and human emotions, and we also possess an abundance of idioms to show in which way each colour can affect our mood. Have you ever felt blue? Or are you green with envy? Are you seeing red? Is your world turning into a black and white mess?
It can be a very small thing, such as fixing your gaze out the window at a patch of greenery for a few minutes or wearing something bright and vibrant on a rainy day. The first might help you in calming down and also help you refocus, while the latter will give you a boost of energy throughout the day on which you would typically be running low. There are many different reasons why we react to colours the way we do.
The human relationship with colours
It is not rocket science but not everybody will react the same way to the same colour because colours have the ability to influence us on a few different levels. On one hand, we have the general social or cultural level, and on the other hand, our reaction is individually unique, influenced by how this colour is represented in our personal lives. As an example, red is typically associated with a sense of urgency and warning, it represents danger and forces us in becoming more alert, more active. On the other hand, it might also be one of the colours of your grandma’s kitchen, making you feel all warm and safe instead.
Some cool colours and their effects:
- a sense of space
- mourning or sadness
Some of the warm colours
Colours often play an important role in our lives and how we respond to our ambient surroundings. Feel free to use the above guide as your starting point that will help you in determining how to use such colours to your advantage and help yourself in everyday situations.