You may notice when wearing a mood ring the most dramatic change in color will be when you first try the ring on. This is where you will see the beautiful color changing properties e.g. the ring changing from a dark color, through the oranges, greens and blues. Depending on which ‘mood’ you are in or body temperature the ring will stabilize in color. If while wearing the ring your ‘mood’ changes so will the color of the mood ring.
It’s Easy Being Green From grass to leaves to other verdant vegetation, the color green is closely linked to the environment, which can put you in a relaxed or refreshed mood. "There is some tentative evidence emerging in the literature showing that green is relaxing because it is associated with growth and nature," says Elliot. Green also looks good on every skin type and has a wide range of shades that allow you to modify your mood -- from serious and sophisticated to fresh and bright.
Jeannie Mai, who hosts "How Do I Look?" on the Style Network and who recently paired up with Yoplait Light to encourage women to make simple swaps (from giving your clothes a boost of color to swapping out unhealthy eating habits), is a firm believer in the ability of clothes to boost your mood. She calls it "wearapy." "Therapists treat people with mood disorders," she says. "I use clothing and texture to enhance people’s moods and their lives.
I do believe color does or can affect mood. Actually, when I am dealing with a client that wants to paint a small room dark blue, I try to figure more about what she/he is really trying for first. They may use terms like “warm” and “comfy”. Not only are they going for a look, but often speak in terms of mood.
Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long understood how color can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions. It is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and cause physiological reactions.
Anything-But-Mellow Yellow Yellow carries both positive and negative connotations -- from sunshine, which conveys a joyous, happy mood to jaundice and sickliness, according to Harrington. In Mai’s experience, wearing the bright, fun color helped her stand out and put people at ease. "Wearing yellow creates a very open atmosphere with people," she says. "When I was a reporter on Extra, if I was going to meet a celebrity who was a bit standoffish I found that wearing yellow would bring a smile to their demeanor right away. It’s an inviting color."
colors have a great influence on our lives - they not only serve as a signal but take intuitive impact on our emotional state. this was recognized early in the architectural field and with our architecture brand de_tiles, we have already taken up this system. But even or better foremost in the private sector is a focus on color concepts - on “color moods” a decision that makes sense to us. Because with it we support our customers in their instinctive choice of color and show them emotional worlds in which everyone, regardless of the own preferences in terms of surface structure or format of the tiles, finds the perfect solution. color moods has five color schemes that are offered in five different finishes and a variety of formats. All surfaces and formats can be combined within their moods but also across. This offers endless opportunities to create an emotionally and individually living area – which matches the own personality, space and environment.
I wanted to write to clear up some widely-believed myths about color that are unfortunately being perpetuated in this article. I am a color consultant, and associate member of the IACC (International Association of Color Consultants). If curious, you can check out the website here: iaccna. org/Studies have actually -not- shown that babies cry more in yellow rooms. Also, I think it’s important to steer clear of formulas and recipes for using color. Statements such as, “So refrain from using darker blues in your main color scheme” are too generalized. These pre-conceived ideas are both subjective, and incorrect.
Thank you so much!I’m a sophomore in highschool and doing a presentation on how color affects your mood, and I need to create a child’s toy, to present joy and activity. It helped me tremendously!Also, this will help me work on my 5-years-outdated room.I went through my stage of “Goth” and now it’s black.I’ve noticed I really hate going in my room, because I find it depressing.I want some white curtains, and I want to paint my room a light green.I often feel myself stressed with homework, friends, etc. Do you think coming home to a green room will help me?Once again, Thank you!Love, Allie.
It you think of the way we describe certain emotions (seeing red, feeling blue, green with envy), there’s no denying that color and mood are inextricably linked. Slip on a tailored LBD and you instantly feel chic and sexy or pop open a sunny yellow umbrella on a gloomy day and some of that sunniness will undoubtedly rub off on you.
Back in Black Having a “fat day”? Slipping into something black makes you look five pounds slimmer -- instantly improving your mood. "We all know what happens when you put on black jeans versus white jeans -- it’s slimming," says Harrington. But the darkest shade of all can affect how you feel in two other distinctly different ways: Wearing black can be a downer (think funerals) or make you feel trés chic (think Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”). Although in old movies, the villain always wore black, over the years the color has become more associated with high class -- black limousines, patent leather shoes and elegant black tie affairs, according to Harrington.
"Color is a universal, nonverbal language, and we all intuitively know how to speak it," says Leslie Harrington, a color consultant in Old Greenwich, Conn. and a noted expert on the use of color in residential and industrial decor. "What color you paint your walls isn't just a matter of aesthetics. It's a tool that can be leveraged to affect emotions and behavior."
I deal with depression and so my husband thinks that we should have painters come and repaint the interior of our home so that there are more positive color influences. I like the idea that yellow communicates happiness, but I definitely would not want to have too much of that color in my home. However, I really like the color green, because it would promote comfort and I can handle more of that color being in my home. Is there a way to incorporate both yellow and green or do those colors just don’t go together?
There are several reasons why colors are able to influence how we feel. "We react on multiple levels of association with colors -- there are social or culture levels as well as personal relationships with particular colors," explains Leslie Harrington, executive director of The Color Association of The United States, which forecasts color trends. "You also have an innate reaction to color. For example, when you look at red, it does increase your heart rate. It is a stimulating color. This goes back to caveman days of fire and danger and alarm."
The bit about the ceiling color is interesting. I have VERY low ceilings, but instead of just leaving them a boring old white, I painted the entire ceiling in my bedroom with the same color as my walls, just 2 shades lighter. It gave the room the airy effect of a light colored ceiling while still allowing me to liven it up a bit. (Using 2 shades of the same color on the walls and ceiling also did wonders to tie in the rest of the decor in the room because it gave me a base color scheme to work with!)
If you like the idea of using color to create an emotionally healthy home, color consultants say you should first consider the primary function of each room. Next, pick a predominant color. Although it can't be proven scientifically, color consultants say some hues work better than others at encouraging certain activities. Need ideas? Here's a room-by-room rundown of the colors believed to work best in each of the most important rooms of your home, and the moods they create.
Studies have also shown that certain colors can have an impact on performance. No one likes to see a graded test covered in red ink, but one study found that seeing the color red before taking an exam actually hurt test performance. While the color red is often described as threatening, arousing or exciting, many previous studies on the impact of the color red have been largely inconclusive. The study found, however, that exposing students to the color red prior to an exam has been shown to have a negative impact on test performance.