Painting? Color Choice Impacts Your Mood

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A good number of people are either working at home or getting space ready for their child’s remote learning. Experts on color psychology say the color of your environment can impact mood, behavior, memory and learning.

Psychology Behind Paint Colors

Jacob Olesen shares information about perception and behavior through colors on his website. Some examples:

  • Blue – Blue enhances creativity and stimulates a cool and relaxing environment. It should not be used in excess as it can also depress or invoke feelings of sorrow.
  • Red – Red is the color of passion and strong feelings of threat, love, or excess stimulus. In school rooms it can be used in combination with other colors as it can help in detail oriented or repetitive tasks.
  • Yellow – This is the color of happiness and sunshine for children. Yellow stimulates intelligence and is ideal for use in kids’ rooms, study rooms and play areas. It should not be overdone as it can make children feel stressed.
  • Green – The color of abundance can relax and contribute to better health in kids.
  • Pink – This is a calming color. It can lower heart rate.
  • Purple– This color ideal for kids as it is attention-grabbing.
  • Orange – Many educational institutes use this color as it enhances critical thinking and memory. Test rooms in this color are known to enhance performance in exams.

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