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Good or bad colour?

Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
7 Sep 2012 12:33AM
never heard of him over here..

thank God Wink Smile

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hobbo Plus
7 1.2k 2 England
7 Sep 2012 7:48AM
And tony blair.....Red with horns Tongue
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
7 Sep 2012 3:38PM

Quote:Red with horns

Didn't know he was 'horny'! Smile

Too much info, really! Wink
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 7:31PM
In the mid 90's, I had the opportunity to study colour psychology in interior design and decoration.
Yellow is one of the most mis-used colours in the primary spectrum;
It is associated from a young age with the sun and sunlight, but is used in many bedrooms, leading to bad sleeping patterns.
Whilst this affects different individuals on different levels, it can be remedied with the use of blue...... or changed completely.

Magnolia, which seems to be one of the most despised colours, purely in it's association with new houses,
was chosen in the first instance because it is psychologically the best blend of neutral, warming, and easy going colours to use in just about any room, regardless of the rooms function.
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
7 Sep 2012 10:49PM
The corridors and assembly hall at the last school I worked in were painted bright canary yellow.

arhb's post might explain a lot!
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
8 Sep 2012 10:38AM
Might explain why gentlemen prefer blonde/yellow haired women - well, perhaps not gentlemen Grin

arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 11:11AM
Good link Jas -
It's an interesting subject, when you start to consider the colour of the clothes you wear, and how they can affect your temperament,
and also the colour of the car you drive, and how it might affect your chance of an accident, and need for speed...... or put another way, chances of getting a speeding ticket Smile
thewilliam 9 6.1k
9 Sep 2012 11:42AM
The colour on the walls can have a profound or even damaging effect on the occupants:-

The cells in Risley Remand centre are/were painted grey, which is guaranteed to make people depressed. No wonder that it has/had the highest suicide rate of any jail.

Pink walls tend to have a calming effect and placing a violent prisoner in a pink painted cell will make him quiet and peaceful in next to no time.
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
10 Sep 2012 9:33AM
Olive green is also a calming colour, hence the use of it on walls of institutions in the 60s & 70s.

As arhb says there has been a whole raft of studies done on colour psychology for interior design and mood control. Not just for dominant colours but also colour combinations & juxtapositions.
Even now it's still a major phD research area for psychology art & colour science students.

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