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The Psychological Effects of Color
We can influence the mood we want to create in any room using the emotional powers evoked by color.
Wisdom, inspiration, transformation. Good for migraines, provides a peaceful environment, and suppresses appetite.
Calming, loyalty, expressive. Decreases respiration, and lowers blood pressure. Blue is cooling, electric, and astringent.
Balance, compassion, harmony. Assists in reducing anxiety, helps those suffering with depression, nervousness, relaxing mentally, as well as physically, and soothing.
Positive, confidence, strength. Energizes, improves memory, relieves depression, and stimulates appetite.
Active, creative, warming. Energizes, stimulates appetite and digestive system.
Dynamic, energizing, stimulating. Excites sexual glands, increases heart rate, respirations and blood pressure, and stimulates brain wave activity as well as your appetite.
An appetite suppressant used for dieting, relaxes muscles, relieves tension, and soothing, often used in hospitals.
The Science Behind Colored Light
Monochromatic (single color) light enters the eye, which stimulates photoreceptors in the retina. These photoreceptors transform light into electrical impulses along nerve pathways from the retina to the brain, which produce color. Here the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands are stimulated and regulated by light. The pituitary and pineal glands are the body’s major health keepers, i.e. the nervous system and endocrine system.
Colored light has been shown to increase blood circulation, increase metabolism, and promote detoxification. Using colored light to stimulate the endocrine system and regulate our body’s processes can help to promote sleep, correct hormonal imbalances, combat depression and Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD).
Colored Light has been shown to: