Color Psychology

The psychological effect of color

There are some color effects that have unique meaning. Those colors in the area of red are called a warm color which includes red, orange and yellow. This warm color will bring emotions ranging from warmth feeling to the feeling of anger and hostility.

Colors in the blue side of the spectrum bandwidth are called cool colors which includes blue, purple and green. These cool colors often indicate calm which can also used to describe the sadness or lack of concern.

Color of psychology as therapy

Many ancient cultures including Egyptians and Chinese practiced chromotheraphy which is used colors to heal. It is often used to indicate light therapy or colourology. This is still used as an alternative treatment.

The following colors are used for healing in the treatments.

Red was used to stimulate the body and mind to increase circulation.

Yellow was used to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.

Orange was used to heal the lungs and to increase energy levels.

Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.

Indigo shades were thought to alleviate skin problems.

Most psychologists view this therapy with a doubt and say that the effect was color has been out stated. Color has different meaning in different cultures. Many researches have made and in many cases the mood-altering effects of color are temporary.

See some common "cultural connotations" attached to colors in Western cultures, particularly in the United States.

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