Red is an incredibly intense color, it stimulates the heart and breathing to increase pace
Red cars are popular targets of thieves
Red can cause you to feel hunger
Orange can make you feel enthusiastic
It can increase your appetite
Orange increases the oxygen flow to the brain
Yellow can cause people to lose their tempers
Yellow makes babies cry, and is hard for the eye to take in
Yellow also enhances concentration
It speeds metabolism
Green can improve vision and is easy on the eye
Green also relaxes people, this is the reason actors wait in green rooms before appearing on television
Though Green is relaxing it is said to bring bad luck
Humans see more shades of green than any other color.
Blue causes the opposite affects as red.
Blue causes the body to release calming chemicals and relaxes people
Slows heart rate and lowers body temperature
Pink is a tranquilizing and romantic color
Sports teams often paint the opposing teams locker rooms pink to make them loose energy
Can cause you to abandon logic thinking and become sensitive
White makes people feel a sense of innocence and purity
Brown is calming
Brown can convey sadness and isolation
It can also cause a sense of warmth, comfort, and security
Shows authority and power
Priests wear black to signify submission to god
Black also suggests aloofness or evil
Can cause one to feel rebelliousness
Not all of these colors are associated with the same emotions around the world. Some cultures respond differently to different colors.
Most of the preceding information is true for most American people, though some people will respond differently based upon events and memories in their background. Therefore psychological effects of colors can vary on an individual basis.
Sub-conscious effects are usually the same for all people.
Sub-conscious effects such as :
Appetite changes associated with red
The healing effects of green
Loss of energy associated with pink.
The increase of blood and oxygen flow to the brain associated with Orange