Colors are the result of light vibrating at different frequencies, and their impact is powerful. Here’s a crash course in color psychology and how you can apply it to your life:
Red is energy-boosting and warming. With the longest wavelength and the lowest vibratory rate, it stimulates circulation and raises blood pressure. Given its physiological effects, it’s not a good color choice for a bedroom. Wear red when you want to appear assertive or spontaneous.
Yellow stimulates thinking and creativity. Pale yellow is a good color for a classroom, although using too much bright yellow could be over-stimulating. The same goes for wearing yellow: Think ties for men, shells under a suit for women.
Orange aids in the digestive and metabolic processes, which makes it optimal for a kitchen or restaurant. To soften it, go with peach or terra cotta hues, which also foster socializing thanks to their orange undertones. Orange is a difficult color to wear because it can make skin appear splotchy, so proceed with caution.
Green heals and relaxes the body. That makes green a good color for bedrooms and spas or for therapists to wear.
Blue is a soothing, cooling color, said to lower blood pressure and promote pain relief. It’s another suitable bedroom color. Wear dark blue to appear businesslike, adding that pastel blue suggests innocence.
Purple is viewed as calming and has spiritual and artistic associations.