Color Is More Than Just Color

Color Psychology

Have you ever wondered why a specific color is your favorite? Whether it be a deep ocean blue, or a flirty periwinkle, there is always one- or a couple that will always be your favorites! Studies show that color affects our mood and can channel emotion.

According to VeryWell’s Color Psychology, colors in the red area of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange, and yellow. These warm colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility. Colors on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colors and include blue, purple, and green. These colors are often described as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference.

There are said to be four primary colors in the world of color psychology and art therapy. They are Green, Yellow, Red and Blue.

Green is a cool color that symbolizes nature and the natural world. Green also represents tranquility, good luck, health, and jealousy. Green is also said to be associated with relaxation and relieving stress. Yellow is a warm color that symbolizes intensity and brightness.  It is often described as cheery and warm. Color psychology suggests that certain colors are capable of evoking certain moods and may even have an influence over behavior and well-being. While color associations can be influenced by a number of different factors, including past experiences and cultural associations, some colors do tend to evoke certain moods or feelings. Red is often described as warm, vibrant, and intense. Red is associated with love, warmth, and comfort. Red is also considered an intense, or even angry, color that creates feelings of excitement or intensity. Blue is a color often found in nature such as the pale blue of a daytime sky or the rich dark blue of a deep pool of water. It is for this reason perhaps that people often describe the color blue as calm and serene. It is often described as peaceful, tranquil, secure, and orderly. On the other hand, blue is also associated with sadness and loneliness.

Color is very subjective. It holds different memories, emotions and associations for everyone. How I feel about the color purple is very different from how you may view the color.

When it comes to clothes, always dress in colors that make you feel good. Chances are if you feel good, you look good too. Confidence and color go hand in hand!

A world filled with color is what makes life so exciting; there is a color for every mood which is completely unique to you! Even shades of color are personalized. What I see and perceive can be totally different from what you see, which brings more beauty to color.