The Psychology of colours
Every color has its own story: one is warm and happy, another one is cool and relaxing. Colors have a huge influence on our lives and especially on our moods, so be careful what colors you choose around you, because they can make you feel better or worse.
Colors have different meanings in different cultures and societies. Here are the some meanings of colors........you can relate it according to your cultures.
Red : Ready for Romance
Red, the color which the eye most recognizes, is associated with movement, speed and excitement. Studies have proven that viewing red results in an increased heartbeat, sometimes leading to shortness of breath. When used correctly, red interiors inspire romance, encourage the appetite and heighten emotions. To incorporate red into your home, it's best to use it sparingly. Just a few pops of red in a dining room will encourage dinner guests to make their way to the table and get seated.
Red-Orange : High-Energy Hue
Red-orange is the epitome of intensity; there is nothing calm whatsoever about this tone, making it an excellent choice for spaces that are meant to encourage creativity, activity or playfulness. When paired with white, red-orange rooms achieve a sense of balance.
Orange : Carefree Color
Of all the colors in the color wheel, orange is often considered the most flamboyant. Orange spaces are fun, happy and unapologetic. People who use this color for their interiors can be characterized as warm, confident, carefree and ambitious. To tone it down, designers often pair it with earth tones such as chocolate brown and olive green.
Pink : Eternal Optimist
Associated with romance, pink has long been a preferred color of women and girls everywhere. Certain shades of pink, when paired with otherwise masculine colors, can create a gender-neutral space. Hot pink is a great way to add a feminine touch to more masculine hues such as navy blue and black.
Yellow: Hello, Sunshine
No color epitomizes cheerfulness and high energy like yellow. Intense shades such as canary yellow are extreme attention grabbers, which is why the color is used for traffic signs or in advertisements. Although associated with positivity and sunshine, it's also the most optically straining color due to the amount of light it reflects and has been known to encourage babies to cry. That being said, yellow works best when used in small amounts.
Yellow-Orange: Warms It Up
Also known as ocher, this shade is warm and welcoming. With just a hint more orange than mustard yellow, it's a nurturing tone that is commonly used in gathering areas such as kitchens and dining rooms.
Yellow-Green: Room for Growth
Yellow-green tones such as pea green are associated with both nature and growth. Often considered by designers a difficult color to use, pea green is most successful when paired with other earth tones, particularly brown or orange. To encourage growth, designers turn to pea green as a gender-neutral choice for kids' rooms. When combined with turquoise, it takes on a masculine feel but when used with pale pink, it becomes more feminine.