Sunday, May 1, 2016

How Colors Impact Moods, Feelings, and Behaviors

There are a few reasons why colors can impact how we feel. We respond on various levels of relationship with colors — there are social or society levels and also individual associations with specific colors.when you take a gander at red, it increases your heart rate. It is an empowering shading. This retreats to stone age man days of flame and risk and caution.

You likewise have taken in specific relationship with colors, for example, red making your heart race since it's connected with flame trucks and ambulances or yellow having positive affiliation basically in light of the fact that it was the shade of your dearest grandma's kitchen. 

Jeannie Mai, who has "How Do I Look?" on the Style Network and who as of late matched up with Yo plait Light to urge ladies to make basic swaps (from giving your garments a help of colors to swapping out unfortunate dietary patterns), is a firm adherent to the capacity of garments to support your state of mind. She calls it "wearable." "Advisers treat individuals with state of mind issue," she says. "I utilize dress and composition to upgrade individuals' temperaments and their lives.
 
On a disheartening day it would be so natural to toss on a couple of pants and a slouchy sweater, however we toss on something from spring — a green smaller than expected skirt, fun periphery booties and a sweater with night gems. That makes an impact on everybody around me, yet it likewise makes me feel charming. What's more, when you feel adorable, you feel better. You can channel the diverse states of mind you need with various colors."
 
Have a feeling that changing your mood to improve things? Play around with these colors when selecting your garments, cosmetics and embellishments:

RED:

Red is the hot, crazy girl of colors, evoking powerful emotions such as fear, anger and passion. Red is the color of passion and gets blood pumping. Women can wear this to get their date’s heart racing. Unlike, say, yellow, which is sunny whether it’s a pale or bright version of the shade, the mood red conveys changes dramatically when you lighten it (sweet and innocent pink) or darken it (sophisticated burgundy).

Although research shows that the best way for a single gal to attract a guy’s attention is to wear red, you may be garnering attention you don’t necessarily want. We link red to passion because red is the color we exhibit on our skin when sexually interested — a red flush or blush.

Rather than having your outfit scream “sex kitten” (unless that’s what you’re going for), the best way to rock this passion-producing color and get into a sexier frame of mind is by carrying a red clutch, donning a bright red polish on your nails (try Essie Well Red) or lining your lips in the right red. Red lips can be your best accessory, especially if you’re wearing all black. You have to be confident to do it and have the right shade of red for your skin tone.

Properties :

Positive: Physical courage, strength, warmth, energy, basic survival, 'fight or flight', stimulation, masculinity, excitement. 

Negative: Defiance, aggression, visual impact, strain.

 BLUE:

Blue is the most stable color. Women love seeing stable men. It is also calming and can help relax both you and your date’s nerves. Psychologically, blue is the opposite of red — it lowers blood pressure, Red picks you up and blue takes you down, but not down to depression level. That may be because if you look to nature, such as the sky and the ocean, blue conveys tranquility. That’s also what you project when wearing the shade. Women should wear blue when they want to create a calming essence. Wear it on a first date — something turquoise or a light aqua sweater with a soft texture like cashmere. It makes a great a first impression and creates relaxation.
If you’re going for a job interview or meeting your partner’s parents for the first time. Blue is associated with trustworthiness, strength and dependability — hence, the blue power suit because it projects that image of dependability and trustworthiness.

Properties:

Positive: Intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, calm.

Negative: Coldness, aloofness, lack of emotion, unfriendliness.

GREEN:

The color green is restful for eyes and produces the least amount of eyestrain. This is a good choice for computer desktops if you are in front of a screen for many hours. From grass to leaves to other verdant vegetation, the color green is closely linked to the environment, which can put you in a relaxed or refreshed mood. Green also looks good on every skin type and has a wide range of shades that allow you to modify your mood — from serious and sophisticated to fresh and bright. 

Properties:

Positive: Harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium, peace. 

Negative: Boredom, stagnation, blandness, enervation.

YELLOW:

Yellow carries both positive and negative connotations — from sunshine, which conveys a joyous, happy mood to jaundice and sickness.  Wearing yellow creates a very open atmosphere with people. Wearing yellow dress is not good you can use yellow accessories instead to give you that same uplifting boost, such as a bright yellow clutch, scarf or even a pale yellow blouse under a sweater or suit. 

Properties:

Positive: Optimism, confidence, self-esteem, extroversion, emotional strength, friendliness, creativity. 

Negative: Irrationality, fear, emotional fragility, depression, anxiety, suicide.

ORANGE:

Orange is a color of stimulation and enthusiasm. Orange is a nice mix of red’s passion and yellow’s joy. Research has found that orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an energizing effect, and stimulates brain activity. The perky shade is your best bet when you want to rev yourself up so you can hit the gym or channel creativity for a work project. It’s also the color to choose when you want to stand out without taking a big risk. That’s because orange is considered a little edgy without be too “out there.” 

Properties:

Positive: Physical comfort, food, warmth, security, sensuality, passion, abundance, fun. 

Negative: Deprivation, frustration, frivolity, immaturity.

BLACK:

Researchers examined statistics from more than 52,000 National Hockey League games and found that teams were penalized more for aggression while wearing black jerseys. Slipping into something black makes you look five pounds slimmer — instantly improving your mood. But the darkest shade of all can affect how you feel in two other distinctly different ways: Wearing black can be a downer (think funerals) or make you feel trĂ©s chic (think Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”). Although in old movies, the villain always wore black, over the years the color has become more associated with high class — black limousines, patent leather shoes and elegant black tie affairs.

Properties:

Positive: Sophistication, glamour, security, emotional safety, efficiency, substance. 

Negative: Oppression, coldness, menace, heaviness.

GREY:

Grey inspires people to be passive, un-involved and have a lack of energy. If you like wearing grey, pairing it with a brighter color will help offset the effect.

Choosing the color of your office, your clothes or your desktop should not be taken lightly — colors do affect our moods and productivity. However, colors are not the only thing that affects us — one can still be efficient in a grey suit or workout well in a black outfit. But, when given the choice, picking a color that will work with you, and not against you can only help.

Properties:

Positive: Psychological neutrality. 

Negative: Lack of confidence, dampness, depression, hibernation, lack of energy.

VIOLET or PURPLE:

The shortest wavelength is violet, often described as purple. It takes awareness to a higher level of thought, even into the realms of spiritual values. It is highly introvert and encourages deep contemplation, or meditation. It has associations with royalty and usually communicates the finest possible quality. Being the last visible wavelength before the ultra-violet ray, it has associations with time and space and the cosmos. Excessive use of purple can bring about too much introspection and the wrong tone of it communicates something cheap and nasty, faster than any other color.

Properties:

Positive: Spiritual awareness, containment, vision, luxury, authenticity, truth, quality. 

Negative: Introversion, decadence, suppression, inferiority.

PINK:

Being a tint of red, pink also affects us physically, but it soothes, rather than stimulates. (Interestingly, red is the only color that has an entirely separate name for its tints. Tints of blue, green, yellow, etc. are simply called light blue, light green-etc.) Pink is a powerful color, psychologically. It represents the feminine principle, and survival of the species; it is nurturing and physically soothing. Too much pink is physically draining and can be somewhat emasculating.

Properties:

Positive: Physical tranquility, nurture, warmth, femininity, love, sexuality, survival of the species. 
Negative: Inhibition, emotional claustrophobia, emasculation, physical weakness.

WHITE:

Just as black is total absorption, so white is total reflection. In effect, it reflects the full force of the spectrum into our eyes. Thus it also creates barriers, but differently from black, and it is often a strain to look at. It communicates, "Touch me not!" White is purity and, like black, uncompromising; it is clean, hygienic, and sterile. The concept of sterility can also be negative. Visually, white gives a heightened perception of space. The negative effect of white on warm colors is to make them look and feel garish.

Properties:

Positive: Hygiene, sterility, clarity, purity, cleanness, simplicity, sophistication, efficiency. 

Negative: Sterility, coldness, barriers, unfriendliness, elitism.


BROWN:

Brown usually consists of red and yellow, with a large percentage of black. Consequently, it has much of the same seriousness as black, but is warmer and softer. It has elements of the red and yellow properties. Brown has associations with the earth and the natural world. It is a solid, reliable color and most people find it quietly supportive - more positively than the ever-popular black, which is suppression, rather than supportive.

Properties:

Positive: Seriousness, warmth, Nature, earthiness, reliability, support. 

Negative: Lack of humor, heaviness, lack of sophistication.
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