The Color Effect
Posted on Jan 17 2012 at 01:33:04 PM in Design
Do our surroundings really have the ability to change our moods, or even effect depression?
If you’re not sure, just think about how you feel when your office is messy, or your bathroom is dirty, or your living room is un tidy. Do you feel scattered when your desk is piled high with papers, 3 days worth of coffee cups & a half eaten sandwich? (Maybe that’s just my desk)
But you feel disorganized don’t you? I feel MENTALLY more organized when my office is organized.
I don’t think there is really any doubt that our environment (indoors or out) affect our emotions. And we can be affected by different things; general disorder or chaos (this might be a dirty/messy space or it may be a cluttered over accessorized space!), overall feeling of warmth vs cold, and one of the biggest factors: Colour!
Colour is light, and light is energy. Scientists have found that actual physiological changes take place in human beings when they are exposed to certain colours. Colours can stimulate, excite, depress, tranquilize, increase appetite and create a feeling of warmth or coolness. This is called Chromodynamics.
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