Colours are something that can really influence a person’s mood as well as their perception. Think about it, why looking at certain colours tend to uplift our mood suddenly? Well, it’s called colour psychology, that means the tendency of colours to influence us, our perspective as well as the environment around us.
Colour psychology can be used in day to day life as well for our own benefit. In this article, I will be showing you how colour psychology can be used in the daily basis and in what kind of instances.
But first, let’s look at the symbolic meanings that are associated with some of the colours. Yes, there are some meanings associated with different colours.
Red – confidence, energy, passion, strength
Pink – self love, sweet, compassion
Blue – trust, competence, loyalty, success, communication
Green – nurture, harmony, prosperity, healing
Yellow – happiness, joy, fun, curiosity, warmth
Orange – optimism, emotion, pleasure
White – purity, peace, innocent
Black – security, sophistication
Okay so, coming to some situations, where you can use this colour psychology, there are days when you don’t feel confident at all or don’t feel like having energy to do anything but don’t want to let other people know that, in that case wear something red. Red signifies confidence, energy as well as strength. Wearing this colour will make other people look at you as being energetic and you will start feeling confident too wearing this colour.
Coming to another situation, eg. you have a job interview and you want to come off as someone reliable with good communication. In that case, opt for something blue. Blue is a colour of trust, communication, success , all the characteristics that are needed for getting a job.
Another situation, there might be times, when you don’t want to be visible to the people around you. Since you don’t want to attract any attention at all, opt for some dull colours like khaki, grey, olive etc.
Since these colours are not bright, they won’t attract much attention from people around you.
So, yes. These were some examples of how you can use colour psychology. It’s all about keeping in mind what each colour signifies and with the help of that you can influence your as well as other people’s mood, perception regarding you