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Do colors have any impact on your mood, in your honest opinion? Red and Yellow seem to be my energy colors, while blue or green are relaxing to me. I can change my mood sometimes by simply changing the colors surrounding me. Anyone have similar experiences?
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  • Profile picture of the author jcroe22
    Actually, I do. A blue slate color allows me to focus very easily. I'm drawn to websites that are robin's egg blue. I tend to pay more attention to women in red and black. There are studies about how color affects moods as well as music.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlwilson
    Yes colors sometimes affects moods. Green also helps me to relax. And whenever I see purple, I feel happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rudolph McDonald
    Actually yes. Green affects my mood, coz when I'm tired and stressed, I just look at the greens anywhere like paint, trees or grass, it easily takes away my stress.
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  • Profile picture of the author ponting786
    Hi....
    Yes,colors have great impact in our lives..
    All the light colors give me relaxation..
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  • Profile picture of the author Tracey_Meagher
    My sitting room is a warm yellow and everytime I go in there I fall asleep. I can't dare site down on my couch or I'm knocked out even it it's the middle of the day .. so I guess yellow soothes me
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  • Profile picture of the author mr.schutz
    I like green, it makes my mind feel at ease. Takes away my stresses. That's why I love the tress, the grass, and the flowers.
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    • Profile picture of the author aQsa08
      Yes I feel in the same too..I like with green color it's make me feel calm and relax and can make me far away from stressed
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  • Profile picture of the author CPG
    It's proved fact that colors have impact in people's mood. So it works for me too. And majority of people feels the same for the same colors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Launder
    Its neat how different colors impact different people. Here's some questions for you to answer on colors, I'd like to know if we are all generally the same in what colors do certain things for us. What colors 1) Energize you 2) Inspire you 3) Relax you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Launder
      Originally Posted by Frenchy LeShay View Post

      it is funny how colors can reflect a person mood, lifestyles, its so neat. Like with my daughters I know when they are having a bad day they usually wear darker colors like deep reds,browns,dark blues, but when they are having good days they wear the pinks bright greens, bright oranges, it is quite helpful to with a house full of teenagers,lol.
      Crazy how such small things can affect so many aspects of our lives. I bet you have a fun time with so many teenagers to watch out for. At least you have a warning of when to watch out huh?
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  • Profile picture of the author betesh
    The color green really soothes the mood, enticing to the eyes, one of the coolest color.
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    • Profile picture of the author nuwav
      Brown colour makes me feel at one with my spirit and at peace with nature.
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    • Profile picture of the author ebrowns
      Originally Posted by betesh View Post

      The color green really soothes the mood, enticing to the eyes, one of the coolest color.
      green is the color of life, growth and prosperity..
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    • Profile picture of the author rocketmail009
      yes colors has great impact on our daily moods
      In summer I like light colors
      In winter I lke Dark colors which made me relaxing
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  • Profile picture of the author eienblue
    When I'm mad, I love blue colors, it made me stay cool
    When I'm really lazy, I love red colors, it gave some spirits ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author shatner
    I dont know about you guys but "black" always, ALWAYS makes me calm, how mysterious the color is, in some ways we are both at peace. Embracing the darkness, the silence in an empty dark room.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheila
    I thought you might find this excerpt from an article on color psychology interesting . . .

    Colors often have different meanings in various cultures. And even in Western societies, the meanings of various colors have changed over the years. But today in the U.S., researchers have generally found the following to be accurate.

    Black

    Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

    White

    Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.

    Red

    The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.

    Pink

    The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.

    Blue

    The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.

    Green

    Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.

    Yellow

    Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

    Purple

    The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.

    Brown

    Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.
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    • Thank you so much for this Sheila!

      Also, I'd like to point out that salesmen wear
      Pink ties because it's been statistically proven
      to improve conversions dramatically!

      Originally Posted by Sheila View Post

      I thought you might find this excerpt from an article on color psychology interesting . . .

      Colors often have different meanings in various cultures. And even in Western societies, the meanings of various colors have changed over the years. But today in the U.S., researchers have generally found the following to be accurate.

      Black

      Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

      White

      Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.

      Red

      The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.

      Pink

      The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.

      Blue

      The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.

      Green

      Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.

      Yellow

      Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

      Purple

      The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.

      Brown

      Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dreams
    I really do believe that colors do affect people's mood. So that is why I only put my website background in light colors. Can you imagine if this forum background color was black. It would put you in a different mood. Maybe a black-hat mood?
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  • Profile picture of the author JakeRhodes
    Orange makes me feel positive and vibrant. I also find both blue and green relaxing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Launder
    It is really fascinating that is for certain. Shelia, nice article you found there. I like the part where it says some teams paint their opposing team's locker rooms pink so they will lose energy.
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    Originally Posted by Launder View Post

    Do colors have any impact on your mood, in your honest opinion? Red and Yellow seem to be my energy colors, while blue or green are relaxing to me. I can change my mood sometimes by simply changing the colors surrounding me. Anyone have similar experiences?
    yes, definitely true!!
    colors do really affect our moods!
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    • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
      I definitely need light colors in my office to relax and concentrate better. The rest of the house I can have darker colors, although definitely nothing truly dark. Bright colors I mean, something that it will make me feel good and give me energy.

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  • Profile picture of the author liaochin2k9
    according to the paranormal that able to see auras, the auras has many colours that represent our self. including our mood and even our fate. believe it or not ?
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  • Profile picture of the author markbrown0316
    Sure colors have impact on my mood, green help me relax.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jooce
    Yes I think green is inspiring, it's well known for it's calming or soothing if you will. If you notice sometimes the inside of a skip hat or hooded jacked is often green, this is to avoid obstruction and preserve vision when worn so it definitely does something and for a colour to do that, I think is wonderful. A lot of people get inspiration or ideas from looking out a window, often onto a field or grassy area so this also suggests it provides people with something.
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  • Profile picture of the author olu peters
    yes, colour inspires! My own favourite is RED
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  • Profile picture of the author jpjameson
    I'm partial to deep colors like burgundy red, emerald green, cobalt blue, deep purple. And yes they have an effect on mood.
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      I agree with you. Colors play an important role sometimes. There are two colors that i like most and it looks attractive.


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  • Profile picture of the author Neautograph
    Yes, color does affect our mood specially when your eyes are very tired.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheesy
    They dont have any impact on me to be honest, but i chose graphic design, so i prety know what each colour represents, here's a quickie:

    Red - danger, love
    Blue - cold, cool, relaxed
    White - pure, simple
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  • Profile picture of the author Maryleena
    This post might be a bit to spiritual, but here goes...
    It seems that, if you beleve in the soul and that it lives on after death, every soul has a color. The color of your soul is a way of telling who you are...like auras (aura is your current state - soul color is who you are in your core). Everything has auras and we feel the enegy even though the color is not visible. The visible colors also send out energy and if our soul color or aura maches the color we feel safe and vice versa.
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  • Profile picture of the author Web Prodigy
    When I was younger I felt very relaxed when I looked at a yellow thing, but now I really like orange because it makes me feel warm and very relaxed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Meeder
    I've never noticed colors really affecting me, so this post is rather intriguing.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenK
    I personally like "pastels". They make my day brighter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Grant
    Hmm, I don't know if it inspires me. But Green really relaxes me, after 8 hours of work at the computer, just by looking at the Green paint, really soothes me.
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  • Profile picture of the author usmanshakir
    yes colors have power to change our mood.
    Green color always feel me cool and light blue color liiks like sky.
    The colors of shining stars are more than other.The show me how bis is the univers and how small we are.They show me how sweet they are.
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  • Profile picture of the author and.design
    same as above...
    I love blue too...
    but I also like white...the purest colours of all ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author metafever
    Blue and Orange. . . . .

    I like them together and separate.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnfernandez
    Hello..
    Most of bright colors are my favorite colours but according red is energy color.Yes of course sometimes colors affect your mood.I think green and white colors are relaxing colors.Every color represents something.
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  • Dark colors for me, I don't have the likes of light colors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bright Wings
    I'm responding to Launder's question about which colors invoke certain feelings. For me it's:

    Energize = electtic blue
    inspire = dark purple/heliotrope
    Relax = soft greens, sea colors

    Very interesting discussion!

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  • Profile picture of the author katiec
    Red makes me angry, pink or some reason makes me angry too.

    If it's a nice flat green and black color, I feel most at ease. Color is definitely a factor for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Chua
    Exactly, I believe in the effects of colors with regards to our mood. I am more into green because like you said it is relaxing. It would also give me a cool view on my surroundings. Green also is money for me... hehehe...
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  • Profile picture of the author abdoue
    me refer special color which is nail here is why

    based on the event of occasion

    Your choice of nail color for a conservative job interview is going to be different than the shade you choose for a swanky night out on the town. In a conservative office environment, it's best to stick with more muted or neutral shades to give an air of professionalism, particularly if you use your hands to gesture during an interview. You'll want your fingernails to be clean and polished but not attention getting. If the setting where you'll be interviewing is extremely conservative, you may want to opt for a clear polish and hold off on color all together.

    In contrast, if you're heading to an evening party, this is a great time to experiment with the colors you've never dared to try in the light of day. It's time to bring out the golds, silvers, and bronzes that might not be appropriate for day time wear. Keep your jewelry selection in mind when choosing a nail polish color. If you're wearing gold jewelry, it's best to select a gold polish rather than a silver.

    Choosing nail color: Choose based on skin color

    If you're fair skinned, you'll probably look best in lighter shades of nail polish with pink undertones. Nail polishes that have blue undertones may also work well with fair skin. Fair skinned women tend to look their best in berry red shades of nail polish with a lighter color for day and more dramatic shade for the evening wear.

    If your skin has more olive undertones and is a bit darker, you'll probably look fantastic in shades of russet and gold. These shades of nail polish really tend to play up olive skin.

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  • Profile picture of the author mathewhayden
    Hi..
    Mostly I like light colors like pink,purple,sky blue,yellow and of course white. Sometimes colors affect your mood.purple is color of royalty and luxury. White is most peaceful color. I think every color says some thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author pamela diela
    If you are looking to be taken seriously and want a professional appearance, stick with neutral colors like beige, tan, or egg-shell white. You are making no statements with those colors, and it goes with everything!
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    • Profile picture of the author grinshan
      Hello guys!

      Im so gladly thanks to the forum admin because of the interesting and informative thread and moreover,Tuscan colors fall into the very warm, cozy, and medium-saturated tones. Warm buttery yellow, deep blue, rusty orange, etc. Most of the colors you find in the fall season translate well into a Tuscan inspired room. I think that walls in a golden, buttery yellow would be lovely, and look great with natural wood, brown and black furniture.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shanoa35
    Relax=Purple
    Energize =Red
    Sexy=Black
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackie Purnell
    Yes colours do have an influence on not only mood, but they also impact on our buying behaviour. Theres lots of studies around on impact of colour on our psyche and also colour has the ability to increase our memory retention. Its a really fascinating topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkbeasts
    Yes colors can effect mood, I read a study where a jail made all the inmates cloths pink something about non violence and study's backed up its effectiveness.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Baker
    Purple for me, looks like my feminine side has finally been recognised. LOL

    Must be why I can relate to women so well with my copy writing and coaching.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allicin
    Yes it is definitely true, that's why it's said you shouldn't wear yellow if you're sick cos if you do, you'll feel worse. Like other people have said before me, I too, find pastel colors relaxing.
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  • Profile picture of the author BCJason
    I've heard red and black are "power colors" blue inspires trust.
    I like the blues and greens. Water colors. They relax me.
    I find Dayglo yellows green etc repellant.
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  • Profile picture of the author silverwaterfall
    Interesting that so many people here mentioned green. I've heard that green represents money, growth, and inspiration.
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  • Profile picture of the author stealth_warrior
    my colors are blue and brown, it keeps me focus and secure.

    i love other colors too such as purple and black.
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  • Profile picture of the author travin4ik
    I like red one, like this forum's color. I think that it gives you more power
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    I've never tried changing the colours around me maybe I'll give it a go!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Thai
    I love green and sky blue - helps me to calm down and relax
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  • Profile picture of the author Pisaka
    I've noticed the influence of colour long ago. But I have quite different assossiation.
    Red - love
    Yellow - smile, positive feelings
    Orange - energy
    Blue/Green - trust, relaxation

    But most of all I like black colour. I don't even know what might this mean.
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  • Profile picture of the author Soumitra
    I have not yet experimented.

    But Aroma - YES aroma - changes the moods
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  • Profile picture of the author megalinktraffic
    color therapy is good for relaxing the mind and has powerful effects in influencing people and achieving what you want
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    Thank you, Sheila. I was just looking for a chart about colors and psychology/mood.
    Personally, my favorite color is plaid.
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