Can Specific Colors Affect Your Success and Productivity?
November 18, 2012 2 Comments
Did you know that the color of the walls in your bedroom could have had an impact on the lack of concentration you have dealt with throughout high school and college?
Certain colors can irritate, cause headaches, or make you feel sick. Other colors and color combinations can be healing and soothing. Color is everywhere, and we shouldn’t underestimate its impact on us.
|Color||Physical background||Feelings||Effect on productivity|
|Thermal / warm colors (stimulate and raise blood pressure)||Red||Red raises blood pressure, increases breathing, heart rate and central nervous system functioning||Makes people feel hungry; subconsciously symbolizes dominance||Makes people more cautious and detail-oriented; => Make people’s work more accurate|
|Cool colors (calm, ease inflammation, and lower blood pressure)||Blue||Blue lowers blood pressure, the pulse rate and body temperature||Least appetizing; calming||Boosts creativity|
|Green||Green in the center of the spectrum has a stabilizing effect on the human system as a whole.||Relieves stress, makes you calmer||Researchers have also found that green can improve reading ability|