Ever wonder what got you instantly attracted to the knitted top a mannequin was wearing on your favorite clothing store? Or how you suddenly felt relaxed upon entering a vintage-inspired restaurant that had just opened in the neighborhood?

 

Little of us know that one of the most affecting details of a piece is its color. The kinds of reactions you give are psychological responses of your body to a certain stimuli – mostly which which stimulated your sight – design, shape, and texture and of course, color.

 

The effects of colors to people have been a constant debate among psychologists. While some do not agree to the idea of how colors affect a person’s response and reaction, many believe otherwise.

 

A lot of designers, artists and psychologists have pointed out several specific color effects to people; they have coined the term, color psychology. Find out what types of colors elicit particular responses.

 

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BLUE. The color blue is linked to having effects on promoting a sense of tranquility. Researchers have concluded blue to have a positive effect on healing and pain management, as well.
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GREEN. This color is routinely associated with nature and the outdoors. And it is for this reason that the color itself is known to have effects on feelings of serenity, peace, restfulness, and even joy. Furthermore, green is known to have positive effects on decreasing stress.

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ORANGE. This color is said to promote health; particularly lung health, energy improvement and vitality. Orange is likewise considered a warm color similar to red which is highly linked to increasing feelings of excitement.

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RED. This color is associated with love, intensity, power and drama. Because red is such a powerful color, people who choose this color is often referred to as people who have great evocative emotions.

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YELLOW. The color of the most powerful sun produces feelings of warmth and brightness. Yellow is considered as the most visible hue in the color spectrum and provides an escalating feeling of excitement.

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BLACK.  A lot of people do not consider black as a color; instead it is categorized as part of the shade spectrum. Regardless of its category, black is still obviously one of the most preferred colors among many others. Black is created from a complete lack of light. In terms of feelings, black can induce a range of strong emotions such as mourning or sadness.

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WHITE.  Being the direct opposite to black, white evokes feelings of innocence and purity. To health care facilities such as the hospitals, white is noted to be the most used color as it is directly associated to cleanliness and sterility. White also creates an illusion of making a room appear bigger; so if you want to obtain that effect for your place, white is the perfect color choice.

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There is a great power in how colors affect a person’s mood, feelings and even responses. The psychology of colors can help you decide on which ones to choose for decorating your home or area. The knowledge of how these colors affect people can help you choose the most appropriate ones to use for your own space.