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The Psychological Effect of Colours (163)

Oct 22, 2020 4:52 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984
AI_1984AI_1984Pueblo del Mar, Murcia Spain17 Threads 1,010 Posts
Why is colour such a powerful force in our lives? What effects can it have on our bodies and minds?

While perceptions of colour are somewhat subjective, there are some colour effects that have universal meaning.

Shades of red in the colour spectrum are known as warm colours and include red, orange, and yellow. These warm colours evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.

Colours on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colours and include blue, purple, and green. These colours are often described as calm, peaceful and healing, but can also be feelings of sadness or indifference.


How do people respond to different colours?

Do colours affect your moods and vice versa?

Here in Spain, where the weather is sunny and hot most the year, people mostly wear dark colours (black, brown).
The tourists stand out because of the bright colours they wear.

In Africa, where it´s also hot, traditional dress is brightly coloured.

What colours do you wear in the winter?...in the summer?....

What colours are your walls in your house?.... bed linen? Etc..

When out in nature, can you blend in like a chameleon to fit your surroundings?


Please, feel free to discuss.....conversing


Wishing you All a Bright Colourful Day teddybear daisy
Oct 22, 2020 6:39 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
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tomcattyonline now!tomcattyocean city plymouth, Devon, England UK260 Threads 3 Polls 4,870 Posts
AI_1984: Why is colour such a powerful force in our lives? What effects can it have on our bodies and minds?

While perceptions of colour are somewhat subjective, there are some colour effects that have universal meaning.

Shades of red in the colour spectrum are known as warm colours and include red, orange, and yellow. These warm colours evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.

Colours on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colours and include blue, purple, and green. These colours are often described as calm, peaceful and healing, but can also be feelings of sadness or indifference.


How do people respond to different colours?

Do colours affect your moods and vice versa?

Here in Spain, where the weather is sunny and hot most the year, people mostly wear dark colours (black, brown).
The tourists stand out because of the bright colours they wear.

In Africa, where it´s also hot, traditional dress is brightly coloured.

What colours do you wear in the winter?...in the summer?....

What colours are your walls in your house?.... bed linen? Etc..

When out in nature, can you blend in like a chameleon to fit your surroundings?


Please, feel free to discuss.....


Wishing you All a Bright Colourful Day
And a happy coloured day to you, I m just so jealous you're in Spain and I'm stuck in the UK.



People with synesthesia related to music may also have perfect pitch because their ability to see/hear colours aids them in identifying notes or keys. The colours triggered by certain sounds, and any other synesthetic visual experiences, are referred to as photisms.

I see colours around a person, sometimes called an aura, do you see this AI???

Oct 22, 2020 6:58 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
Taralynonline now!
Taralynonline now!TaralynFunk Island, Newfoundland Canada4 Threads 1,015 Posts
I think colour affects all people whether they realize it or not. Different colors evoke different feelings.... if I want to feel confident, I wear red. Darker colors for me usually signify sadness, depressed state, etc. Yellows are sunshiny and warm - my kitchen is yellow. My bedroom is a light brown with cream trims... relaxing for me.
I can remember when mom would paint every wall in the house white....ugh!!
Oct 22, 2020 7:02 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984
AI_1984AI_1984Pueblo del Mar, Murcia Spain17 Threads 1,010 Posts
tomcatty: And a happy coloured day to you, I m just so jealous you're in Spain and I'm stuck in the UK.



People with synesthesia related to music may also have perfect pitch because their ability to see/hear colours aids them in identifying notes or keys. The colours triggered by certain sounds, and any other synesthetic visual experiences, are referred to as photisms.

I see colours around a person, sometimes called an aura, do you see this AI???
I'm not trying to make you jealous, Tom.
You're welcome to visit my little paradise if you wish? smile
I was thinking of going for a boat trip this week to see the dolphins and, hopefully, the pilot whales.

Yes, I've heard about synesthesia.
Sometimes I see a whole range of colours when playing the piano, but not single notes.

As for auras, yes I do too, especially around animals and plants.
With people, I do sometimes, but I feel the energy, rather than seeing it.
Dan teddybear
Oct 22, 2020 7:21 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984
AI_1984AI_1984Pueblo del Mar, Murcia Spain17 Threads 1,010 Posts
Taralyn: I think colour affects all people whether they realize it or not. Different colors evoke different feelings.... if I want to feel confident, I wear red. Darker colors for me usually signify sadness, depressed state, etc. Yellows are sunshiny and warm - my kitchen is yellow. My bedroom is a light brown with cream trims... relaxing for me.
I can remember when mom would paint every wall in the house white....ugh!!
Hello Tara..
Yes, as you say, colours do affect most people whether they're aware of it or not.

When I first came here, the first thing that struck me was to see people wearing black at weddings!!
I thought it was a funeral! doh

When I lived in Germany, I often wore white trousers, or red and turquoise in the winter months.
The winter being so depressive colourful clothes cheered me up.

Here, I have a pale bright green in my living room and pale lilac in the bedrooms.smitten
Oct 22, 2020 7:26 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
tomcattyonline now!
tomcattyonline now!tomcattyocean city plymouth, Devon, England UK260 Threads 3 Polls 4,870 Posts
AI_1984: I'm not trying to make you jealous, Tom.
You're welcome to visit my little paradise if you wish?
I was thinking of going for a boat trip this week to see the dolphins and, hopefully, the pilot whales.

Yes, I've heard about synesthesia.
Sometimes I see a whole range of colours when playing the piano, but not single notes.

As for auras, yes I do too, especially around animals and plants.
With people, I do sometimes, but I feel the energy, rather than seeing it.
Dan
No that was not a dig Dan, my family lives in Spain, my son, daughter in law, and three of my grandsons.


I have an open invitation but with the current situation I can't go, I am kept from my loves, the lovely sunshine, and my family.

I did hear of a condition where people see colours when kissing, I'll look out the article, it must be strange seeing an explosion of colour when kissing someone you love, I get the feelings but not the colours yet, I need someone to practice withgrin grin lips

just joking ..... in scarletlaugh laugh laugh laugh
Oct 22, 2020 7:36 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984
AI_1984AI_1984Pueblo del Mar, Murcia Spain17 Threads 1,010 Posts
tomcatty: No that was not a dig Dan, my family lives in Spain, my son, daughter in law, and three of my grandsons.


I have an open invitation but with the current situation I can't go, I am kept from my loves, the lovely sunshine, and my family.

I did hear of a condition where people see colours when kissing, I'll look out the article, it must be strange seeing an explosion of colour when kissing someone you love, I get the feelings but not the colours yet, I need someone to practice with

just joking ..... in scarlet
Wow..don't know about kissing? Sorry, can't help you with this.
Maybe they see sparks?
Oct 22, 2020 7:45 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
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Wore a lot of red in my communist days as a teenager. Pink in the years as a womaniser. And purple when I hit 30, there's a touch of boring blue in there now a conservative element a sense of sort your life out.
Oct 22, 2020 7:53 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
tomcattyonline now!
tomcattyonline now!tomcattyocean city plymouth, Devon, England UK260 Threads 3 Polls 4,870 Posts
AI_1984: Wow..don't know about kissing? Sorry, can't help you with this.
Maybe they see sparks?
Oct 22, 2020 7:55 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
Why do women like the color pink so much?

dunno
Oct 22, 2020 8:04 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984
AI_1984AI_1984Pueblo del Mar, Murcia Spain17 Threads 1,010 Posts
ChesneyChrist: Wore a lot of red in my communist days as a teenager. Pink in the years as a womaniser. And purple when I hit 30, there's a touch of boring blue in there now a conservative element a sense of sort your life out.
Wow Chris...
A colourful man!

A colour for each season, or occasion. smile
Oct 22, 2020 8:06 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984
AI_1984AI_1984Pueblo del Mar, Murcia Spain17 Threads 1,010 Posts
galrads: Why do women like the color pink so much?
I don't! Unless it's a bright or hot pink. heart wings
Oct 22, 2020 10:02 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
galrads: Why do women like the color pink so much?
I had a girlfriend, who used to try to dress me in a pink shirt...She bought it, and was giving up the cooch, so I wore it... drinking
Oct 22, 2020 10:14 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984
AI_1984AI_1984Pueblo del Mar, Murcia Spain17 Threads 1,010 Posts
Very interesting Tom, about synesthesia...

I can smell when I see food on TV.
Or even a fire burning..
Oct 22, 2020 10:18 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984: Why is colour such a powerful force in our lives? What effects can it have on our bodies and minds?

While perceptions of colour are somewhat subjective, there are some colour effects that have universal meaning.

Shades of red in the colour spectrum are known as warm colours and include red, orange, and yellow. These warm colours evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.

Colours on the blue side of the spectrum are known as cool colours and include blue, purple, and green. These colours are often described as calm, peaceful and healing, but can also be feelings of sadness or indifference.


How do people respond to different colours?

Do colours affect your moods and vice versa?

Here in Spain, where the weather is sunny and hot most the year, people mostly wear dark colours (black, brown).
The tourists stand out because of the bright colours they wear.

In Africa, where it´s also hot, traditional dress is brightly coloured.

What colours do you wear in the winter?...in the summer?....

What colours are your walls in your house?.... bed linen? Etc..

When out in nature, can you blend in like a chameleon to fit your surroundings?


Please, feel free to discuss.....


Wishing you All a Bright Colourful Day
Oh sure! Institutions have used color therapies for hundreds of years. “Cat houses” ( the polite term) decorated in brilliant reds and gold/ brass because, well, sensuous, arousing colors. Interesting thread..popcorn
Oct 22, 2020 10:19 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
mikey4691: I had a girlfriend, who used to try to dress me in a pink shirt...She bought it, and was giving up the cooch, so I wore it...
youre just as real as a cat turd, boss...laugh
Oct 22, 2020 10:35 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984
AI_1984AI_1984Pueblo del Mar, Murcia Spain17 Threads 1,010 Posts
rohaan: Oh sure! Institutions have used color therapies for hundreds of years. “Cat houses” ( the polite term) decorated in brilliant reds and gold/ brass because, well, sensuous, arousing colors. Interesting thread..
Yeah..quite amazing!

Does anyone dream in technicolor?
I DO!
Oct 22, 2020 10:39 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
Great thread AI!! applause

Going out to an Indian restaurant with some English friends! will come back to it later wave
Oct 22, 2020 10:41 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
AI_1984: Yeah..quite amazing!

Does anyone dream in technicolor?
I DO!
So funny you brought this up. At university, my first year I took “Psychology As A Natural Science”, and I remember the professor telling us that there was wide-spread belief that we only dreamed in black and white. But I know you are correct: I’ve dreamed about Christmas several times, and the tree is green with silver- white flocking and bright colored ornaments and lights...also ( possibly tmi) I’ve had an erotic dream, and it’s certainly NOT black and white! (Can I get a re-run of that dream.....? laugh )
Oct 22, 2020 10:42 AM CST The Psychological Effect of Colours
Selenite: Great thread AI!!

Going out to an Indian restaurant with some English friends! will come back to it later
let me know what you order—- I like golden curry chicken and lightly “ scorched” vegetables...teddybear
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