Colour Psychology

Colours and emotions are closely linked. Colours can make us feel happy or sad, soothe us or make us angry. Different colours can affect feelings and even our thoughts and moods, depending on it’s brightness, shade and tone. Warm colours like red, yellow and orange evoke feelings of happiness and energy. However these can also signal danger or a sign to get involved into something and take action!

Cool colours like green, blue and purple are usually calming and soothing but can also symbolize sadness. Happy colours are bright like yellow, pink and orange. These colours improve your mood.

Pastel colours like peach, light pink and lilac can have an uplifting effect on your mood. Sad colours are dark colours like grey, brown and black. Black is often considered the symbol of death. Colours like white, beige and maroon give a soothing and calming effect. Energizing colours are the strong, bright neon colours.

We often thank or blame the situations we have been in for being happy or sad…but the unnoticed fact is that colours and emotions are connected.

  • Charvi B (Grade 10)

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