The Effect of Colors on Mood

Our moods can be greatly influenced by the visual cues of colors. Our mood is influenced by our perception of color, how we relate to that color. Colors can conjure up many emotions and feelings. For instance, the green color is often used in the hospitals because it relaxes patients.

Black color implies several meanings. Priests wear black because it shows submission to God. Black can also be overpowering, or make one seem evil or aloof. It is popular in fashion because it gives the person a glamorous look. Emojis are entitled with a yellow color because it is cheerful, sunny, and gets a lot of attention. It also signifies cowardice, caution, quarantine, jealousy, and deceit. In Egypt and Burma, yellow signifies mourning and in the Middle Ages actors wore yellow to portray dead people.

Red indicates danger, passion, and excitement and vigor. Orange color communicates activity and energy. And of course it’s hard not to go past orange as the color of, well, oranges, and all their vitamin c byproducts, which immediately makes orange feel fresh and healthy.

Blue is the most universally preferred color, perhaps for its very versatile qualities.  It is a favorite color for companies that wish to convey reliability, trustworthiness and communication. The emotional feeling of being “blue” indicates sadness and depression.

Moods can be changed by the colors. Colors leave a mark on our brain and it is interpreted in various ways.


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