Can colors change the mood of a person?

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  1. articlesocean profile image60
    articlesoceanposted 6 years ago

    Can colors change the mood of a person?

  2. katyzzz profile image59
    katyzzzposted 6 years ago

    I'm sure it can and is used strategically in hospitals for mental patients.

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I wasn't aware of that. thanks for commenting !

  3. Dr. Haddox profile image65
    Dr. Haddoxposted 6 years ago

    Yes, colors can change the mood of a person. Dark colors affect some people in a negative manner, whereas, lighter colors can increase, or cause an "up-beat" mood.
    This question can be written on and expressed as a hub. There is a lot to this idea of colors and mood change.
    Take care.
    Regards,
    Freddie Haddox

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, That's exactly what i was thinking, to make this question a hub! Thanks for commenting and giving your opinion.

  4. k_phuma profile image60
    k_phumaposted 6 years ago

    I don't think it can because folks turn to associate colors with scenarios suppose you saw a car accident and blood is all over the place. The time you see something red you think of the incident you saw and that can change your mood... colors no but events does...

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for commenting, yes that's also true.

  5. nochance profile image91
    nochanceposted 6 years ago

    We are programmed to associate certain colors with certain emotions. I was actually thinking about this at work today (I am a sales associate for Walmart). Sale stickers are red, designed to raise your blood pressure causing you to make rash emotional decisions. Red is an emotional exciting color designed to get your attention, like stop signs.

    You never see green sale stickers (at least I don't). Greens and blues are calming colors designed to lower your heart rate and make you think logically, like road signs or other directional signs at stores.

    Hospitals are also in shades of green and blue, causing the people in them to be more calm. You never see a hospital with red or pink walls.

  6. r jayanthi profile image61
    r jayanthiposted 6 years ago

    YES!! They  can. I know for certain, when I am feeling out of sorts,I wear a bright colored dress and can immediately feel my mood lift. light blue makes me feel calm,and pink makes me feel happy.

    1. katyzzz profile image59
      katyzzzposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There's something magical about pink, for girls anyway!

    2. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, very true girls love PINK !

  7. annart profile image88
    annartposted 6 years ago

    Yes I think so.  Green is calming and red can annoy or excite, i.e. heighten emotions.  Blue can appear cold and therefore possibly depressing; yellow can brighten the mood, make you smile.

    I find that wearing certain colours reflects my mood, or changes it when I put them on but I don't know why.  Does anyone out there know why?  Some sort of triggers in the perceptual area of the brain perhaps?  Interesting.

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      wearing certain color clothes changes my mood too, well maybe its because of the light colors. Thanks for commenting.

  8. unvrso profile image91
    unvrsoposted 6 years ago

    Based on color therapy (chromatherapy), the colors of the spectrum are known to confer physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. Color therapy is rooted in ayurveda medicine, which affirms that the elements earth, wind, fire, water and ether are contained within the human body.

    Ayurvedic medicine uses the energy contained within the human body┬┤s seven energy centers (chakras). Each color is associated with an organ, and when the colors become unbalanced, physical illness begins to appear.

    The fifth chakra, which is located in the throat is believed to promote physical and spiritual communication; it functions as an antiseptic, tranquilizing the mind. Color therapy is usually administered through the use of colored light, clothing or the colors inside a house.

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for giving such useful information!  Appreciate it !

  9. CriticalMessage profile image77
    CriticalMessageposted 6 years ago

    I personally find myself as being more energetic in bright places, with bright colors... Energetic the the point of anxious to go out and play... So for me personally ?... That would leave me is a good mood... Dark slimey basements on the other hand ?... Not so happy to be there.

    1. CriticalMessage profile image77
      CriticalMessageposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Typos caused by a lack of coffee... grrrrrr

  10. pinappu profile image79
    pinappuposted 6 years ago

    I think the answer will be yes. It depends on person to person. Green color can cool down many people while red can stimulate

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      yes, that's very true ! and the color green also means peace.

  11. nancynurse profile image78
    nancynurseposted 6 years ago

    Very much so. Green is a very soothing color. You will often see it recommended for bathrooms and bedrooms. Yellow is very energizing and is used in the living areas of homes.

    Red can actually stimulate your appetite. Color is one of the decorator's basic tools

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You're right, I have green walls in my bedroom.

  12. AlexK2009 profile image91
    AlexK2009posted 6 years ago

    Yes.

    I do not know why but perhaps because a colour reflects a natural situation or has symbolic connotations.   Black: night   Yellow: sunshine  Blue: the sea etc.

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, thats true!

  13. mintinfo profile image74
    mintinfoposted 6 years ago

    Colors are very important. They indicate the process of creation as well as the states of the mind.
    black is for Spirit
    red is for initiative
    yellow is for motivation
    green is for existence/nature/calmness
    blue is for dedication
    purple is for emotional
    white is for closure

    1. articlesocean profile image60
      articlesoceanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for such a useful, this is the answer that i was looking for. Appreciated !

  14. iefox5 profile image57
    iefox5posted 6 years ago

    Definitely, green grass and tree make me feel much better when I'm not so happy.

 
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