Do Colors Affect Your Feelings/Emotions

 

 

 

 

 

It has long been theorized that colors DO affect how we feel. Since the early 70’s, Psychologists have been studying the effects on colors pertaining to different things.

 

 

For example, if I asked you which color would be most likely to arouse sexual attraction, what would you say? Did most of you say red? If you DID, according to the research, you’d be wrong. I too thought SURE it would be red, passion, the heart, etc. Actually, green–yellow, blue-Green, and green are the most arousing. I’ll have to remember that the next time I go out dress shopping. Although, in MY case, I wear them so low cut, the color REALLY doesn’t matter.

 

 

 

 

 

One thing I found interesting, many fast food restaurants paint the colors of their walls bright colors, with shades of yellow-orange or orange. Do you know why, according to scientists, it makes the customers eat faster? Guess what color scientists advise to paint jail cells? If you said grey…BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!….They want to have them painted PINK to provide a more “soothing” atmosphere. Can’t you just see these BIG guys like Bubba, meaner than bears in a pink setting? It’s kinda hard for me to imagine.

 

 

Here’s another little ditty, according to scientists, color affects our perception of smell. Back in 2008, a study was done with cherry and strawberry juice. The color of the juices was tinted green and people were asked to smell the juice and see if they could determine the juice by its smell. They couldn’t do it, yet, when given them the regular red color, they had no problem doing so. THIS one I find a little hard to believe. Gonna test this one out myself with a few friends.

 

 

Another study done was efficiency while working under different colored lights. Once again, according to the study, when people were subjected to either green or blue lights, their work efficiency was greatly reduced as opposed to working under whhite, or red lights. MY question…Who the HELL cares??? Do you EVER work under blue or green colored lights.

 

 

I say we all go out and just buy mood rings, That way we will always know what to do and how to act at any given time. Raise your hand if you BELIEVE any of this drivel…I mean scientific facts. Why did I even write this, I don’t know, just bored I guess? I will come up with something better next time.

 

 

Until Later…

 

 

 

 References: http://www.ehow.com/about_5273168_color-affect-mood.html

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Comments (47)

  1. SEC

    Yes they do

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      I was surprised that red didn’t create the emotion of sexual arousal…I would have sworn it did…

      February 09, 2014
      1. SEC

        Yeah I have to agree with you there.

        February 09, 2014
  2. wirelessguru1

    Yes.

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Indeed they do…

      February 09, 2014
  3. Munkyman

    I’ve always had a thing for a redhead in green velvet.

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Hmmmmmmmm…Rubs chin…..

      February 09, 2014
  4. bythesea

    ….just can’t seem to get past the low cut dress line…

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Hehehehehehehe……….

      February 09, 2014
  5. greybeard222

    Although I had heard some on this, I had not recalled the details. I wrote some down to recall again.

    I thought you did a great job on the article! I have not read many of yours, but enjoyed this one. You may have been bored when you came up with the idea to post the information you found, but I am glad you did.

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Ahhhh,,,What a nice thing to say….Thank you so much!!!

      February 09, 2014
  6. briton

    The colour of absolute terror.however,is brown.

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Indeed…Hehehehehe…..

      February 09, 2014
      1. briton

        There’s nothing worse than a brown haemorrhage!

        February 09, 2014
        1. dreamshadow59

          Amen to that……

          February 09, 2014
    2. dreamshadow59

      Indeed…Hehehehehe…..

      February 09, 2014
  7. rebecca2013

    well…. nevertheless…. I still look hot in Red…. and green…. and blue….. and basic black and Grey even!!

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hehehehehehehehehehe…….

      February 09, 2014
      1. rebecca2013

        We….. would look hot in ANY color chica…. trust me!! except white because well… God KNOWS we aren’t innocent enough for White

        February 09, 2014
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        1. dreamshadow59

          Amen Sista!!!!!!!! The white thing….FUNNY!!!!!! But TRUE!!! Hehehehehe…….

          February 09, 2014
          1. rebecca2013

            birds of a feather……. hehehehe

            February 09, 2014
            1. dreamshadow59

              You have THAT right…Hehehehehe….

              February 09, 2014
            2. rebecca2013

              February 09, 2014
            3. rebecca2013

              she wore a yellow ribbon la la la la la la…..

              February 09, 2014
            4. dreamshadow59

              February 09, 2014
  8. cjb321

    The book I have on colors says this about red: Traditionally the response to Red has been one of Passion, Sex, Strength and, even, Anger. It is an exhilarating color, capable of setting in motion turbulent energy forces. Therefore, it should be used with caution. I agree. Red is definitely NOT my color. Nor do I wear Yellow. lol

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Well…There ya go…Everybody has an opinion……

      February 09, 2014
      1. briton

        But not everybody has a pinion!Har de har har.

        February 09, 2014
        1. dreamshadow59

          Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hehehehehe…

          February 09, 2014
  9. MindLint

    I see red when someone calls me yellow. I am green with envy when someone else gets recognized for something I have been doing for years. This causes black days for me. Are all nurses pure in their white uniforms? Is pink an appropriate color for breast cancer awareness? “Roy G. Biv” reminds me of the color order of the rainbow. Gray days make me feel blue. I will quit boring you with this and go do something productive. Thanks Dreamshadow for waking my mind up. It was sleeping soundly.

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Best and funniest comment ever….Thank you for the smile…

      February 09, 2014
      1. MindLint

        OMG, finally!! A smile. I can’t get off Thoughts and go to bed until I get a smile from someone. You saved my night. Love you so much.

        February 09, 2014
        1. dreamshadow59

          Right bacj at ya baby!!!!

          February 09, 2014
  10. Toni55

    Okay now this coming from “Mother Superior” of thoughts but I have always used the color green when meditating and relaxing….geez maybe that is what’s wrong !!!!

    February 09, 2014
    1. Nightbane

      green is a colour of life and growth, why would one not meditate upon Nature?

      February 09, 2014
      1. dreamshadow59

        Good point, I never thought of it that way…Good observation…

        February 09, 2014
    2. dreamshadow59

      Hehehehehehe…..I’m surprised you haven’t been HIT on…Hehehehehe…

      February 09, 2014
  11. seabird33

    This was a very interesting read! I LOVE the color green and most shades of blue! I thought for sure red would be the color of passion……

    February 09, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      I KNOW!!!! So did I….Go figure…

      February 09, 2014
  12. geminigem2

    mabe the color is whatever the color means to you. Also there are both positive and negative aspects to the colors. What do you feel when you see a certain color? I have actually had an interest in this for years now. And why are we attracted to certain colors? Interesting subject dreamshadow, raises a lot of questions!

    February 10, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Indeed it does….Scientists are still working on it…

      February 10, 2014
  13. uncle_charlie

    When I read you I don’t see a color….just a wonderful glow…..; }

    February 10, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Awwwww…What a sweet guy you are…..Thank you…

      February 10, 2014
  14. newmanshade

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwsEeQpxkFw&list=FLBRL93j_aND7kaYm862t3MQ&index=51

    February 11, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Thank you!!!

      February 11, 2014
  15. newmanshade

    That is a link to a video on the psychology of beauty. It is rather long, but worth checking out if you have the time. They reference several studies on how colors effect people’s moods. Some of the results were consistent across cultures. They even delve into hypotheses to explain the effects.

    February 11, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Interesting….I will…

      February 11, 2014