Here is how each colour affects our mood

Updated at: Aug 01, 2017
Here is how each colour affects our mood

Colours affect us for sure. Sometimes, they affect us positively while generating negative emotions at other times. Colours are an integral part of our lives.

Meenakshi Chaudhary
Mind BodyWritten by: Meenakshi ChaudharyPublished at: Aug 01, 2017

The world is colourful, so are you. Your life is full of colours and you love most of these colours but you may have never realized the effect the colours have on you. Or maybe you have, after all almost every colour you see around you makes you feel something. Why else would they colour every hospital green and white, or every taxy black and yellow? The effect of colours, however, may be bold, clear or may affect your subconscious mind without you even realizing it.



Let’s find out the effect of colour on your mood and perception


Blue is considered a soothing colour as it can affect us mentally. Strong blues stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind, promoting concentration. It can be very helpful to have your workplace painted blue.


The longest in wavelength, red is a wonderful colour with a powerful impact on us. It is one of the most appealing colours that grabs your attention faster than most other colours. It can have positive effect on you, stimulating feelings of courage and strength. However, it can also stimulate aggression and strain. 



The yellow colour is quite strong psychologically. It can lift our spirits and self-esteem, supporting confidence and optimism. However, too much of yellow or the odd shade of yellow can also trigger negative thoughts and anxiety.


Green strikes the eye in such a way that it requires no adjustment whatsoever and is, therefore, restful. Being in the centre of the spectrum, it is the colour of balance - a more important concept than many people realize. When the world around us contains plenty of green, itindicates the presence of water, and little danger of famine, so we are reassured by green, on a primitive level. Negatively, it can indicate stagnation and if incorrectly used, it will be perceived as being too bland.



Black is the combination of all colours and it can absorb all the energy coming towards us. While most people get a sense of seriousness and sophistication from black, some are even afraid of the colour black in dark. 



Pure grey has almost no direct psychological effects. While right amount of grey can counter other negative effects, too much of grey can also generate a sense of hibernation.



Being a combination of red and yellow, orange is also stimulating and affects us both physically and emotionally. It can support physical comfort and sensuality. It is also a joyful colour that can counter negative emotions and make us feel playful and happier.
Almost every colour has some sort of effect on us. Even the colour white affects us to a large extent. People get a sense of peace and smoothness in thought and life by looking at the colour white. So, enjoy the colours as you live your life.

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