I remember while back in art school one of my favorite topics we talked about was color and how it affected us and our senses. Being a photographer, I can use those colors to help convey a feeling or emotion that I want my audience to have. So I thought today I would talk a bit about colors.
Reds : These colors are known for aggitation. They make you feel agitated or bothered. They stimulate your heart, increase your strength, increase your stamina and of course your circulation. So naturally it is no wonder that a bull rages at the color red, it makes him aggitated.
Pinks : This color is associated with love and romance. It is known to have a calming effect on those around it. Pinks are a gentle stimulus and are known to help you relax your muscles. Did you know that sometimes in prisons their ‘drunk tanks’ are painted pink to help the arrestee stay mellow and calm?
Oranges : Orange is most associated with fun and security. But this can also lead to immaturity issues. But since it is from the red family it does cause stimulus which helps with your digestive system and stimulates your immune system.
Yellow : Yellow has a tendency to effect our emotions more than others. When we have short bursts of it it brings feelings of confidence, self-esteem, and creativity. When we interact with yellow too much it causes fear, depression and irrationality. Strange what a color can do. Obviously yellow stimulates your brain and nervous system.
Green : Green is our balance color. It falls in the middle of the color spectrum and since that is the case it gives us a balanced sense of reality. Since it works on our balance it is no wonder that it balances circulation, helps disorders, helps with colds, hayfever and liver issues. It also works a bit on your heart.
Blues : Blue helps with soothing. This helps us feel calm with a sense of reflection and trust. Since it relaxes you it effects your liver and thyroid. It can also have a cooling effect on you, as well as lowering your blood pressure.
Violet : Violet is unique in that it effects your spirituality. It helps you reach a better state of mental awareness and helps you when you are wanting to meditate. Since it works on your awareness it is no wonder it balances your metabolism and helps your brain.
Of course there are many other benefits to colors and many other effects that work their wonders on you. So I guess the moral of the lesson is.. live a colorful life so all of you and your well being can be in good working order!