Colors and their impact on us as individual & as society and environment around us

Physically, psychologically, mentally the colors have scientifically proven effect on human life.Previously it was thought they only effect psychologically or emotionally but modern research shows that it affects even more than anticipated previously. It affects the human brain, the whole human body and even affects collective human behavior and it even affect environment around us.

Warm colors stimulate the blood and make you feel energetic. But excessive use of warm colors even evoke anger. So use the colors in interior wisely and as per demand of environment.
Warm colors stimulate the blood and make you feel energetic. But excessive use of warm colors even evoke anger. So use the colors in interior wisely and as per demand of environment. | Source

The idea to dig down the topic and share it with others on hubpages comes in my mind when I was watching a TV program on it. And what I have found was simply wondrous and to some extant unbelievable to me.

Wise use of colours at different occasions make your experience joyful
Wise use of colours at different occasions make your experience joyful | Source

Some of you would be familiar the word chromotherapy(not associated in any way with Google Chrome), The Chrom means color and Therapy mean treatment. It is the science of using light in the form of color to balance a person’s physical, mental, emotional or spiritual energy levels, when these are in need to do so. This so called Chromotherapy is by some considered as complementary medicine method, but still it has the critics who term this as pseudoscientific.
The thinking process about color and light and its possible effect on human body and emotions was even discussed by Avicenna (980-1037). Avicenna or Ibn-e-Sina was a great medical researchers and his research and thought provided the foundations for most modern medical and surgical methods and research. He discussed the importance of color in medical treatment in his most famous book “Canon of Medicine”. He was of view that the red color stimulates the blood, blue and white make it cool and yellow could relieve the muscular pain and inflammation.
Many others including, Robert Hunt from UK and A.J. Pleasonton from US conducted their experiments seperately and proved with reasonable logic that colors have important effect on human life. Pleasonton even proved that they (colors) not only effect us but also effect the environment around us. He determined that blue color can help improve the growth of crops.

Here are some interesting facts about colors in ours life.

Blue Color
Blue helps keeping us cool. And this amazing affect was realized on large scale when some years ago, administration of Tokyo city changed all street lights. And unintentionally it was all light blue. And then in a study it was found that since when the city administration installed the light blue street lights, the crime rate in Tokyo had been reduced to 9 %.
They further researched the area, and later the same study was applied in Scotland and Glasgow. And even administration in these cities have also realized a reduced crime rate to a considerable extent.
In Tokyo they did another similar experiment. Most you would know that Japan has the highest suicide ratio in the world. And in most of cases a suicidar hit itself to train on a train-station. Tokyo administration changed the color of light on train stations, plateforms, and building around stations. The average incidents of suicide on train stations in Tokyo were previously 46 suicides per month. But since when they installed the blue lighting in and around train stations there was not a single incident of scidides reported on such stations.

Warm colors are widely used in children toys and baloons etc. This stimulates their brain activity and helps them to play and learn more.
Warm colors are widely used in children toys and baloons etc. This stimulates their brain activity and helps them to play and learn more. | Source
The collective effect of images is an area where in my personal view still there is alot to explore.
The collective effect of images is an area where in my personal view still there is alot to explore. | Source

Yellow

Yellow, Orange and Red and Meroon colors are considered warm colors. They stimulate the blood to the extent of evoking anger. In some countries the cost insurance of cars having red and maroon colors is higher than normal one. Because the car’s color stimulate the driver and he/she tends to be fast driving.
If you needs a calm sleep, avoid yellow, orange, pale and black color in your bedroom..

Purple

Purple is good for brain. It is believed to make your brain in consist ant with universal energies.

Green

Lush green gives you very cool and delightful feeling. Feeling of breeziness in eyes and freshness in heart. This is why in most cures of eyes it is recommended to use green glasses or recommended to see some greenery.

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chasmac 4 years ago from UK

You mention chemotherapy a couple of times. Did you mean to say 'chromotherapy'? Chemotherapy is something very different.


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ahmed.b 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Chasmac! What you guessed is right. It was a spelling mistake which I have correct now. And thanks for giving a chance for improvement.


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chasmac 4 years ago from UK

You're welcome, and it's an interesting hub.

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