Part thirteen: Colors and emotions
“Tell me what colors you wear, and I will tell you who you are.”
It has been known for centuries that colors affect people and their emotions. However, not all of us know that green relaxes, and yellow affects concentration, while blue makes decisions easier. If it were different, we would choose colors consciously and appropriately to individual situations. Therefore, I will not fail to put a short thread in this matter.
Each of us has a favorite color, but interestingly, not everyone guides this color into their lives. Often the advantage over our decisions is controlled by the subconscious. It prompts us to paint the wall in the living room in gray because that’s the neutral attitude to renovation. It even punishes us for choosing a brown floor and furniture to prove to the world how stable our lives are. And yes, it causes we ever purchased the first car to have a remarkable color, almost shouted with happiness.
That is why it is worth getting acquainted with the colors and their influence on our well-being.
White: It’s a perfect color for soothing emotions and well-being. It characterizes purity and innocence, by independent, imaginative and dynamic people. White is also referred to as an essential incentive to feel free to make important decisions. It is not very recommended when getting to know new people.
Yellow: this color reminds us of the sun and the beach, and it also evokes such emotions. First of all, it improves mood and stimulates life. It is also recommended as the color of walls in conference rooms and the headquarters because it facilitates making difficult decisions and eliminates clashes and conflicts. It irritates in excess, which is why it’s not recommended for explosive and unstable people.
Orange: It’s social color and everything associated with it, namely fun, passion for life and youth. It is probably the most significant stimulus to action, self-confidence, and self-esteem. It is not recommended for lonely and lost people.
Pink: It’s the color of self-confident people who are open to life and love adrenaline. An interesting fact is that this color relieves muscle pain and strain in the body. It also gives a sense of security. Often also chosen by people thirsted for interest and compassion. It is not recommended for emotionally immature people.
Red: It’s the color of warmth and love, the most provocative color for the first date because it tends to attract attention. You can use it when you are tired, ill, weakened or when you have lost the will to fight. Unfortunately, this color also distracts or causes explosions, which is why it is not good for stressed and choleric people.
Green: It’s the color of spring, new awakening, and peace. It is a feeling of optimism and a desire for novelty. Facilitates making new decisions and believing in yourself. This color is incredibly natural because it does not wake up passive or active feelings. It is ideal for talking about new jobs, opening your own business or signing a contract. It gives hope for a better tomorrow. In excessive amounts, it makes us start to slow down and lose energy to act by putting us in a passive attitude.
Blue: This is a cold color, but many of its shades we associate with the sky and the ocean, that is lightness, calmness, and relaxation. It is also the color of intuition in making decisions. It is an ideal guide if you are looking to relax and de-stress yourself, although in the case of nervous people, quite the opposite.
Violet: It’s the color of rediscovering, understanding your own needs, agreement, and love. Because it is a mild color, it affects the harmony of the soul and inner silence. Indicated in arguments and controversies, because the advantages of mitigating them magically. Also, it removes fatigue, prevents insomnia and regulates metabolism. It is a bin NO for people with low self-esteem.
Brown: This color is total stabilization. We chose it because it is warm and extremely safe, passing on to us the laws of nature. It is also specially selected from by unseen persons who are not very talkative and who want to relax. It is also a perfect background for other colors while harmonizing our mood. And of course not for people who hide emotions.
Gray: It is the most neutral color known to us. Neither stimulates nor calms down. It is neither cold nor warm. We chose it if we do not want to make any decisions. The most significant disadvantage is that it depresses.
Black: It’s the color of inspiration. Most of the time used by poets, artists or others who are waiting for Eureka. It supports concentration and has a mild effect. It is for independent and confident people. For broken people, this color is a high NO.
Golden: It is wisdom and courage; it is also the symbolism of power. However, it is an ideal remedy for fear and depression. It adds energy and courage, adds confidence, stimulates creativity and learning.
Thus, color psychology has a significant impact on our lives. There is both therapeutic and psychiatric use. A beautiful example of mixing both was created by nutritionists, claiming that at every meal we should consume at least seven colors. It is not only a miracle to the eye, but each color has its nutritional properties.
First, analyze the colors in your closet and specify how other people perceive you or how you subconsciously give vent to your emotions. Depending on the mood you want to create on a given day, start experimenting with colors. You can use the above, somewhat shortened list or find a more specific one.