Did you know that the environment can affect your emotions and state of mind? Have you ever noticed that certain places are especially annoying to you? Or that certain places are especially relaxing and calming? And all because color can have enormous power over us. The relationship between color and emotion that we support determines many of our daily decisions.
Our brains are set up to pay attention to objects that have a contrasting color compared to the environment. It helped our ancestors find food or spot potential dangers and dangers. In addition, in the animal and plant world, bright colors perform certain survival functions, such as reproduction and protection.
In art therapy, color is often associated with human emotions. Color can also affect a person’s mental or physical condition. For example, studies have shown that some people who looked at red had an increased heart rate, which led to an additional injection of adrenaline into the blood.
How different colors can affect emotions depends largely on the brightness, hue, shade, or hue of the color, as well as whether it is cold or warm.
Here are some of the effects that colors can have on your well-being:
Red, orange, and yellow are next to each other. Warm colors often evoke feelings of happiness, optimism, and energy. However, yellow, red, and orange can also attract attention and signal danger or motivate you to take action (remember stop signs, danger warnings, and barrier tape). Red can also increase a person’s appetite. Cold colors – green, blue, and purple.
Cold colors are usually soothing, but can also express sadness. Purple is often used to ignite creativity, as it is a mixture of blue (calm) and red (intense).
It is important to note that colors can be subjective – what can make one person feel happy can irritate another depending on the audience’s experience or cultural differences.