What is the relationship between relationship between colour and emotion

Colour is used on a daily basis, most of our decisions are influenced by perception of colour. So what is colour?  Colour is the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.  Colour is always associated with emotions because that’s how the world perceives it. This blog entails the relationship between colour and emotions.

Colour and emotions

According, to Psychology of colour-Art Therapy,  the colours red, yellow and orange spark a variety of emotions oscillating from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger.  I don’t know about you but when I see a warning sign or a notification with red on it, I take it serious. Danger is the first thing I think of when I see the colour red in the street, even a traffic light that indicates stop is red.  Colours such as green, blue and purple trigger the feeling of calmness, organised and black: sadness.

You might have heard of the phrase “It’s a Blue Monday today”, its often used when one is having a depressing day. According, to psychology.com this colour is one of trust and loyalty, it is sincere, decent, reserved and quiet, it doesn’t like to make a fuss or draw attention.


Colour affects everything from our appetite, the way we dress to our productivity


After this research I realize that I need to pay more attention to the colours I choose as they are representative of my mood and emotion. This is a method parents can use to measure mood of the kids or what they would love to eat, doctors can use it to measure the mood of their patients as well as  to spice up the moment.


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