Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt better — or worse? Then you’ve experienced the psychology of color. Colors can instantly calm us, energize us, or clear our thoughts. Artists and interior designers have long understood how color can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions. Certain colors have been associated with increased blood pressure, increased metabolism, and eyestrain.
Colors in the red side of the color spectrum are known as warm colors and include red, orange and yellow. Warm colors evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.
Colors on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colors and include blue, purple and green. These colors are often described as calm, but can also call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference.
An article we found, Room Color and How it Affects Mood does a good job explaining what each color may do to your mood depending on placement.
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