The Effects of Color on Mood

You may have heard that certain colors have different effects on your mood, but did you know that there have been multiple studies on the topic? The spectrum consists of many different colors, and certain shades can evoke physiological effects on the human mind and body. Read on for more information!

 

Red

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  • Increases circulation
  • Inspires courage and strength
  • Associated with love, romance, and passion
  • Perceived as masculine
  • Perceived as aggressive and defiant
  • Evokes “fight-or-flight” response

 

Orange

orange

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  • Stimulates brain activity
  • Produces energizing effect
  • Increases oxygen supply to brain

 

Yellow

yellow

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  • Produces optimism, positive self-esteem, and emotional strength
  • Increases creativity and extraversion
  • Energizing and uplifting
  • Welcoming

 

Green

green

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  • Reduces anxiety
  • Causes restful and restorative feeling
  • Increases environmental awareness and peacefulness

 

Blue

blue

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  • Relaxes nerves
  • Produces focusing effect
  • Perceived as trustworthy, serene, & logical
  • Perceived as lacking emotion

 

Indigo

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  • Perceived as truthful, luxurious, and high quality

 

Black

black

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  • Perceived as aggressive
  • Sometimes produces aggressive behavior

 

Grey

grey

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  • Perceived to be passive and lacking energy
  • Neutral
  • Associated with depression and lack of confidence

 

White

white

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  • Perceived as sterile, and pure
  • Associated with clarity, efficiency, and sophistication
  • Perceived as cold and unfriendly

 

Brown

brown

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  • Invokes warmth and comfort
  • Perceived as friendly and reliable
  • Associated with natural and organic

 

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About Tonya Sapiel, LMT

My goal with The Wellness Seeker blog is to educate the general public on the benefits of massage therapy, why it is an important addition to their health care routine, and what they can do to help themselves in between their massage therapy sessions. I welcome feedback and questions. I also accept requests for post topics. For more information about me or my practice, please visit www.tonyasapiel.massagetherapy.com

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