FAQs: Colors have psychological effects, FAQ 10
What color should I paint my room? Prominent British psychologist Hans Jurgen Eysenck (1916-1997) found that adults in the Western exhibited "universal" color preferences, with blue being at the top of the list. Specific colors have unique physiological effects upon the human body, and even specific hues of a color can have different effects. In addition, there are differences in preferences and color effects betweens adults and children.
Colors have a dramatic effect on our psychological well-being, and mean different things in different contexts. For instance, the color red is associated with passion, love, and strength. It is also associated with fire, blood, and danger. So how do we choose what colors to paint our homes?
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For a thorough introduction to the effects of colors, as well as practical guidelines for painting specific rooms depending on their uses, see IBE 204.4 – Natural Colors.
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