Color And Your Mood

Want to change your mood or reduce your stress level? It may be as simple as changing the color of your room or your favorite sweater. Studies show that certain colors can have a big impact on state of mind, behavior and general happiness and well-being. Colors reflected in nature like blue and green, for example, are often associated with the outdoors, calm skies and beauty, which can have a positive effect on people. Hues that reflect security and comfort can also be particularly comforting. Here is a look at how different colors may affect your mood and what you can do if you are having trouble seeing colors.

Orange for Energy
Created from a blend of red and yellow, orange is the color of energy. Just seeing the color orange can increase oxygen to the brain, resulting in an energizing effect which can also help activate brain cells. If you need a boost of energy in the afternoon, instead of reaching for a coffee try sitting in an orange chair. Likewise, if you’re selecting workout clothing, opt for something with a bit of orange.

Blue and Green for Calm
For feelings of peace, contentment and tranquility, it’s possible that green and blue colors are your best bet. Looking at the color blue makes many people think of the wide open blue sky or the deep blue sea, and green is often associated with trees, grass and gardens. Both of these colors produce a calming effect for many people, similar to what we get when we commune with nature.

Red for Passion
If you’re trying to attract attention or stimulate conversation, try wearing red or include the color prominently in your decorating scheme. Red can also provide a boost of energy, so (like orange) it’s a good option to wear for dancing or exercising.

Fading Color Vision
Many adults begin to experience the fading of colors in their vision around the age of 70. Although studies indicate that this loss of color sight does not greatly affect day-to-day activities, any change in vision should be evaluated by a medical professional. Here are our recommendations if you notice fading in your color vision:

  • Have an eye exam with an opthamologist to rule out the possibility of an underlying health issue.
  • Get your blood sugar tested to ensure you don’t have diabetes, which can sometimes lead to retinal damage.
  • If everything you see begins to have a yellowish cast, ask your opthamologist if cataract surgery would correct this issue.
  • If lack of color vision is impacting your daily tasks, ask your eye care specialist for help coping with color blindness.

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