Below explained and discussed are the psychological effects of eleven basic colors. Colors have unique positive and negative effects on human mind and body. Some colors have a lively and happy effect on us, while others make us calm and put us at peace. For example, some make you happy while others make you gloomy, some encourage you while others make you lethargic. Knowing the effect of these basic colors, we can create patterns to obtain the desired results! Read on to know more.
The positive effects include physical courage, strength, warmth, energy, basic survival, ‘fight or flight’, stimulation, masculinity and excitement while the negative effects include defiance, aggression, visual impact and strain.
The positive effects include intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection and calm while the negative effects include coldness, aloofness, lack of emotion and unfriendliness.
The positive effects include optimism, confidence, self-esteem, extroversion, emotional strength, friendliness and creativity while the negative effects include irrationality, fear, emotional fragility, depression, anxiety and suicide.
- GREEN- Balance
The positive effects include harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium and peace while the negative effects include boredom, stagnation, blandness and enervation.
The positive effects include spiritual awareness, containment, vision, luxury, authenticity, truth and quality while the negative effects include introversion, decadence, suppression and inferiority.
- ORANGE- Security
The positive effects include physical comfort, food, warmth, security, sensuality, passion, abundance and fun while the negative effects include deprivation, frustration, frivolity and immaturity.
- PINK- Femininity
The positive effects include physical tranquility, nurture, warmth, femininity, love, sexuality and survival of the species while the negative effects include inhibition, emotional claustrophobia, emasculation and physical weakness.
- GREY- Neutrality
The positive effects include psychological neutrality while the negative effects include lack of confidence, dampness, depression, hibernation and lack of energy.
- BLACK- Glamour
The positive effects include sophistication, glamour, security, emotional safety, efficiency and substance while the negative effects include oppression, coldness, menace and heaviness.
- WHITE- Purity
The positive effects include hygiene, sterility, clarity, purity, cleanness, simplicity, sophistication and efficiency while the negative effects include sterility, coldness, barriers, unfriendliness and elitism.
- BROWN- Nature
The positive effects include seriousness, warmth, nature, earthiness, reliability and support while the negative effects include lack of humor, heaviness and lack of sophistication.