Colours and Emotions

color emotion

Colours is a form of non-verbal communication. Our perception of colours greatly influence our mood as an individual as it can add vividness to an environment or subject but also dullness and monotony.

There’s an infinite number of tints and tones for a colour, but the most relatable and basic ones are the primary and secondary colours which form part of the colour wheel.

These are the colors I would generally identify:

Red, Yellow, Blue (primary)
Orange, Green, Purple (secondary)

N.B: In the visible spectrum, white reflects light and is a presence of all colours, but black absorbs light and is an absence of colour. (Physicists have proven it, as per the diffraction ecand your argument is invalid!)

The Meaning of Colours

Red is the color of energy, passion, action, ambition and determination. It is also the color of anger and sexual passion.

With the meaning of colors, in color psychology, yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and cheerful. However it can also suggest impatience, criticism and cowardice.

Blue is the color of trust and peace. It can suggest loyalty and integrity as well as conservatism and frigidity.

Orange is the color of social communication and optimism. From a negative color meaning it is also a sign of pessimism and superficiality.

Green is the color of balance and growth. It can mean both self-reliance as a positive and possessiveness as a negative, among many other meanings. 

Purple is the color of the imagination. It can be creative and individual or immature and impractical.


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