Posts Tagged ‘color meanings

05
Jul
08

Color Psychology

Color has a profound effect on us mentally and physically. Most of the time we are not aware of it.

BLUE> Slows your pulse rate, lowers body temperature & reduces appetite. The color of both the sky and ocean, is the most popular of colors. Blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals. Blue can as well be cold and depressing. In China blue is associated with immortality. For Jews blue symbolizes holiness. In Colombia, blue is associated with soap. For the Hindus blue is the color of Krishna.

RED>Stimulates a faster heartbeat, raises blood pressure and increases breathing. It is the color we pay the most attention to. Red is the warmest and most energetic color in the spectrum. We associate red with love and emergency exit signs. Red clothing gets notices and makes the wearer appear heavier. In India red is the color of purity. In China red symbolizes celebration and luck.

BLACK> The absence of light and color. Black is the color of authority and power. Black clothing will make you appear thinner. It is a timeless color. Priests wear black to signify submission to god. We associate black with sophistication, evil, death, formality and underground.

GREEN> Is one of the most popular colors along side of blue. Green is the easiest color on the eyes and can actually improve your vision. It is a calming and refreshing color that has great healing powers. In China a green hat means his wife is cheating on him. In India green is the color of Islam. In some tropical countries green is associated with danger. Seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.

Purple> Represents royalty and is considered an exotic color. Purple is rare in nature and come across as artificial or of arrogance. Purple dye was made from the mucous gland of a snail back in the day causing it to be super pricey.

YELLOW> The attention getting color. It is sunny and optimistic. In Asia yellow is sacred. Yellow enhances concentration and speeds metabolism. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take. Babies cry more and adults loose their tempers often in yellow rooms. 




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