Colors And Your Mood - Ultimate Walkthrough

A World In Colors

Colors can play pivotal roles in the improvement for various aspects of our daily lives. They can affect our moods and emotions as they go to work on our health and well being. Certain colors can engage the imagination while others promote relaxation and have influences on dreams. There are numerous qualities each color contains and thorough research has shown they have real effects on our mental and emotional states. Therapists in the field of color therapy devote their lives to further these benefits and create positively impacting effects for their clients. Below are the documented characteristics each color is shown to possess.

Intriguing Outlet

Colors can be an exciting aspect of our world when looking for natural ways to improve our mood.
Colors can be an exciting aspect of our world when looking for natural ways to improve our mood. | Source

Color Qualities

It must be said that too much of any of these colors may possibly have negative effects. It is important to create a balance in order to receive the most benefits both physically and mentally. Find which colors speak to you the but keep in mind you will attain positive benefits from others as well. Below are the colors in their order in the spectrum. Relax your eyes and take in the color to see if any of these characteristics resonate with you.

Passionate

Red is a passionate color and will also be helpful in motivating an individual.
Red is a passionate color and will also be helpful in motivating an individual. | Source

Red

The color red possesses qualities which can help inspire motivation and action with ones goals. It is also considered a color of passion and is attached rightfully to romance. If one is looking for ways get moving when it comes to plans and ideas, red will motivate that needed action from within. It is an empowering color and can be just what is needed to make that action happen and to stay committed.

Joyful

Orange is the color of joy and inspires renewed outlooks on life.
Orange is the color of joy and inspires renewed outlooks on life. | Source

Orange

Orange is a color associated with creativity as well as friendship. Enthusiasm is needed to tackle new projects and ideas which is why using orange can be of great benefit. It is also capable of promoting greater joy and can lead one out of depressing thoughts and feelings. It encourages inner strength and gives a renewed outlook on life which will lead to a host of positive changes. Orange is also an energizing color.

Energizing

Yellow is an energizing color and promotes happiness.
Yellow is an energizing color and promotes happiness. | Source

Yellow

Yellow is a sunny and uplifting color which also can be helpful with concentration. This can be extremely beneficial for those involved with studies of any kind. Yellow enables the organization of thinking and furthers clarity. It is energizing and promotes vitality with its luminous qualities. Simply wearing clothing featuring this color can boost your mood and lift you into a more positive state of mind. Yellow is also able to enhance

Growth

Green is a color representative of growth and abundance.
Green is a color representative of growth and abundance.

Green

Green is representative of several things including nature, harmony, and even money. This color can be placed within a work space to influence the attraction of more wealth and abundance. For people who are trying to start or are currently working on small businesses, green is an excellent color to encourage perseverance. It is associated with growth and nurturing which we can use to better the lives of ourselves and others. Green is an optimum choice when looking to natural ways to improve our general well being. It is the color of nature and can help us connect to the natural world in a more constructive way.

Peaceful

Blue features soothing qualities and is helpful in promoting a peaceful and serene atmosphere.
Blue features soothing qualities and is helpful in promoting a peaceful and serene atmosphere. | Source

Blue

Soothing, peaceful, tranquil, and other traits can be used to describe the color blue. Blue is beneficial in the evening times to help with easing into sleep due to its ability to create a serene environment. This color is universally enjoyed because it can promote peace and positivity. It is also a great tool in helping to clear mental clutter and assists in achieving goals. Blue is also beneficial in promoting independence.

Intuitive

Indigo is a color of intuition. It is said to have excellent qualities when used in meditation.
Indigo is a color of intuition. It is said to have excellent qualities when used in meditation. | Source

Indigo

Indigo is a color which can improve meditation experiences and even help develop intuition. It is balancing and even benefits those with sleep problems. Indigo has been shown to stimulate the right side of our brain and assists in creativity. This color is also representative of wisdom and sincerity. Indigo helps us to see what works in our lives and what doesn't. It allows us to reach deeper levels of our mind where we can find our inner truths.

Artistic

Violet is amazing with an ability to encourage higher creativity and imagination. It is a great resource for artistically inclined individuals.
Violet is amazing with an ability to encourage higher creativity and imagination. It is a great resource for artistically inclined individuals. | Source

Violet

Violet is the perfect color to help with the artistically inclined. Placing this color within your view while painting, illustrating, or any other artistic hobby will bring new and exciting creativity. It is a fine tool for unlocking imagination as well igniting spirituality if a person is interested in doing so. It is also a color which allows us to access our deeper thoughts which leads to much needed introspection. Violet increases awareness and can lead to many transformations with our personality.

Soothing

Turquoise features soothing qualities and is known for creating a relaxed atmosphere.
Turquoise features soothing qualities and is known for creating a relaxed atmosphere. | Source

Turquoise

Turquoise is a unique and soothing color with a host of special effects for a person's mood. This color is a combination of green and blue and features benefits from each while creating an impressive blend of its own. Turquoise can create a calming atmosphere and promotes a more peaceful state of mind.

Gentle

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Pink

The color of pink is gentle in its nature and can be utilized in various ways. It features a soothing and calming hue which can help with easing emotions while also providing stress relief. It is a color shown to lessen aggressive behavior.

Balancing

Magenta is shown to create a relaxing and balancing effects for its user. It promotes a peaceful environment as well.
Magenta is shown to create a relaxing and balancing effects for its user. It promotes a peaceful environment as well. | Source

Magenta

Magenta is a color which can help with relaxation and will also influence a more gentle nature to its user. It is considered to be a tranquil color and is shown to be extremely beneficial in the balancing of emotions. Magenta is soothing and brings with it peaceful and gentle qualities.

Creative Uses for Colors

Incorporating colors more often into your daily life will bring new inspiration and many other benefits. Ways you can do this easily are to hang up artwork featuring your favorite colors or something as simple as repainting a room and changing bedding. There is also a wide range of color therapy products such as glasses which allow you to have complete vision in a certain choice which is up to you. There are also candles, rugs, you name it. Thank you for reading.

Your Color?

What is your favorite color?

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Violet
  • Pink
  • Magenta
  • Turquoise
See results without voting

16 comments

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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Makes you wonder instead of getting dressed in what we feel like wearing in the mornings whether we should be considering what we want our mood to be that day. I have just realised that I only have one orange item in my wardrobe... maybe a good excuse for a shopping trip :))

Excellent hub and I learned something new. Thank you


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Olde Cashmere 3 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Appreciate your comments Rosemay, thank you for checking this new hub out :)


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend James, great well written and researched article, nice to know how all these colors can effect us in our day and moods . Well done !

Vote up and more !!!


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Olde Cashmere 3 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Happy that you enjoyed this kashmir. I appreciate the feedback my friend :)


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Tonipet 3 years ago from The City of Generals

Oh this is really beautiful, James. I agree a 100% - colors can define us. I remember a friend of mine who put crystal violets in her office, she took all the effort that even her stapler was crystal violet! She said that crystal violet can relax the eye, so when she's tired, all her crystal violet decors can soothe her being into a helpful break.

Thank you for detailing it further. I loved all the colors! But my favorite fuschia is not in the choice, lol! I voted for orange though- my childhood color.:=) Thank you for this, James. Very interesting, I've learned that I'm a colorful person. My votes up and beautiful. -:=)Tonette


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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South

So good to see another hub from you! I love the way color effect our moods and how easy it is to incorporate them into our lives. Great hub!


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Olde Cashmere 3 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Tonipet for your comments. I'm now thinking about adding a few more colors, I'll be sure to include fuschia :) Appreciate your votes :)


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Olde Cashmere 3 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

It's been a long while since I've published another one. I had some fun with this and I'm happy you liked it catgypsy :)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Colors And Your Mood - Ultimate Walkthrough great hub on the different colors and what each has in store to ones mind, an informative and well approached hub. My favorite is violet.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Such an interesting read and now looking forward to many more.

Voted up.

Eddy.


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Olde Cashmere 2 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Eddy for your comments. This article was a great joy to write, glad you liked it :)


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

I'm a 'blue' man, Cashmere.

We seem to be 14% on your poll. very nice colours and good report. I have had colour therapy used on me in Kinesiology. Peace.


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Olde Cashmere 2 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Appreciate your kind words and for reading Manatita, thank you.


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Kristen Howe 18 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Olde, this was a useful hub on color therapy. My favorite colors are silver, pink, purple and turquoise. I wonder what does that tell me? Voted up!


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billybuc 16 months ago from Olympia, WA

There is so much that goes on and controls our mood and thinking that we are not aware of. Very interesting article. Thanks for the information.


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Olde Cashmere 16 months ago from Michigan, United States Author

Glad you enjoyed it Billy and I couldn't agree more, thank you :)

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