Does the color red make you feel as hostile as a bull? Does the color pink make you feel bubbly and playful? There have been many studies conducted on the effects of colors on the brain and they’ve all come out with similar findings: color can affect a person’s mood, feelings, and emotions.
It was Pablo Picasso who said it best,
“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”
Color can be a very powerful tool for communication and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and even influence psychological reactions. And as useful as these functions may sound, they can pose a serious threat to a person’s psychological well-being if not handled correctly.
Now, you might be wondering how they pose a threat to other people. After all, what can a single coat of paint do to a person?
Certain colors like red and orange can cause a spike in a person’s blood pressure levels, metabolism, and may even cause eyestrain.
In conclusion, we at Harmony Care LLC your dedicated provider of top-quality In-home Care Services in Missouri would like to encourage you to be more careful with the hues you choose to surround your loved ones with.
As a long-time contributor of Consumer Directed Services, we have had first-hand experiences with the psychological effects of small things — like colors — on people.
If you’re providing Personal care to a loved one diagnosed with severe depression or other mental health conditions, try not to dress them up in somber colors. Maybe a dash of happy yellow will help lighten their mood.