COLOR CAN AFFECT YOUR MOOD, FEELINGS, AND BEHAVIOR
According to color theorists, artists, designers, and marketers, among others, how you feel may be a reaction to the colors around you including the colors of your clothing. Professionals who work with colors believe that colors affect moods, feelings, and behaviors. Whereas colors affect people differently, there are some color effects that seem to have universal meanings. Here’s how people tend to respond to the basic primary colors, Red, Yellow, and Blue, which ae the source of all other colors. RED Red is often described as warm, vibrant, and intense. It can be exciting, even aggressive. It evokes feelings of love and comfort. It’s often used and worn to grab attention. (Alert! Red can make a person look heavier.) Too much of it can be overwhelming. YELLOW Yellow is often described as cheery and warm, and makes a person feel optimistic. It’s the most visible and attention-getting color, and tends to evoke high-energy. It’s also the most fatiguing color due to the high amount of light that it reflects. It’s believed that if it is overdone it can cause frustration, even anger. BLUE Blue is ofte described as calm and serene, evoking feelings of spirituality, security and trust, yet is can seem icy, distant, even cold. It calls to mind feelings of sadness and aloofness. It is often used to decorate offices because people are more productive in blue rooms. BOTTOM LINE Enjoy your favorite colors but remember they can affect your mood, feelings, and behavior.