Colours are one of the accidental inventions of man. Initially, colours were used to differentiate properties from an individual to an individual and later it took a vital role in construction aspects to add on the aesthetics (home, religious constructions).When a variety of colours evolved, researchers examined several colours to conclude whether they could bring any negative impacts on humans (psychologically). So, they took help from newton’s colour dispersion prism theory and made research on colours. As a result of that research, a new term was developed known as “colour psychology”. According to colour psychology, each colour has the quality to reflect the mood of a person due to the different wavelength and density that each colour possesses. With this note, here are some of the interesting facts about the variety of colours that we see in our daily lives.
RED: Red is considered as a vibrant and warm colour that evokes deep emotions. Though the colour red is associated with aggression and anger , it is the symbol of comfort and love as well.According to many surveys, the red colour can make one feel powerful and bold. In addition to this, red tends to catch attention, so many people prefer red colour as a part of their colouring options on the exteriors.
ORANGE: Orange evokes enthusiasm, excitement and is an energetic colour. While not a good option for a bedroom or living room, this colour is suitable for an exercise room, playroom & kids room. In ancient cultures, orange was believed to increase energy levels, and so it is preferred to use Orange colour (paint) on your interiors to bring out the positive effects.
BLUE: Blue is one of the favourite colours in the world and is considered to be soothing and serene. As per the research, blue can boost the productivity of an individual so it is often used to paint on the office walls. On the other hand, blue is a sign of sadness and unfriendliness due to the pulse rate drop and change in the body temperature when exposed to this colour.
GREEN: Green is considered to be the symbol of nature. As it is positioned at the centre of the spectrum, it provides the colour balance. In addition to relieving the stress and making you feel calm, the researchers have now concluded that green colour can improve reading ability and eyesight.
BROWN: Brown is considered to be a composed colour in general and according to research, brown colour when used on the interiors can bring a sense of security more or less as the feeling earth gives to you. Though, it provides warmth and security it can create loneliness, depression and sadness amongst introvert people.
So, while choosing a colour to paint whether it is for an exterior or an interior, choose colours like lighter shade; if you need a calm, productive and serene atmosphere. On the other hand, to have a funny, quirky and unique atmosphere choose dark colours. Hence, the colour choice should be made depending on the individual’s character and behaviour to get a better experience at home as well as office.