- Oct 13, 2017
Men and women see the color red differently.
Researchers at the University of Arizona discovered the ability to see red comes from a gene that is attached to the X chromosome. Since women have two X chromosomes, the two copies of these genes help women perceive the red-orange spectrum better.
Pink soothes the nerves and is often used for anger management.
Pink has been known to suppress anger and anxiety and have an overall calming effect. It is often used in mental health care institutions and even prisons to help create a sense of calm. Check out the book Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter for more pink details!The colour you use in a room can really change your mood. While some colours are subjective, it’s generally understood that colours that have strong effects include:
Other colors that change your mood
· Blue – can be relaxing and calming, so is great for around the home
· Green – one of the easiest colours on the eyes, it’s often used in offices
· Grey – tends to make people feel drained and low energy, so should be used sparingly
· Red – associated with excitement, it’s a great colour for inspiring people
Worldwide blue is the most common favorite color.
Studies conducted by various global marketing firms show that blue is the most common favorite color worldwide, followed by purple.
Some people have a phobia of color.
Chromophobia, or chromatophobia, is an ongoing and irrational fear of colors that can have a negative impact on a person’s daily activities. This fear often stems from a traumatic event associated with a particular color.
Yellow and red together make you hungry.
Fast food chains figured this out years ago and use this color combination over and over in branding, advertising and restaurant decor.
The color wheel was invented by Isaac Newton.
Around 1665 Isaac Newton used a prism to turn white light into a rainbow and identified seven colors. He felt the last color, indigo, was a recurrence of the first color, red and decided to arrange the colors in a circle.
Red is the first color a baby sees.
Red has the longest wavelength of the colors and scientists speculate this makes it easier to process in developing receptors and nerves in a baby’s eye. This definitely helps explain every baby’s love of Elmo!
Color has a big impact on a first impression.
62 – 90% of a first impression is based on how someone is recognizing color in the situation. For those who want to make a strong first impression, avoid neutrals. Heading out on a first date? Add a pop of bright color to be more memorable.
People are more likely to forget something when it’s in black and white.
A black and white movie, or photograph is often not as easy to recall as a color image. Scientists believe this may be because color has a stronger appeal to the sense and as a result makes a more lasting impression on the memory.
Wearing black makes you appear
The power suit, the little black dress, graduation gowns, judge’s robes; wearing black comes with a gravitas that is often perceived as power. Going on a job interview or into a meeting to ask for a raise? Wear that black outfit.
Synaesthesia allows people to see letters and numbers as colours
A rare sensory condition known as synaesthesia means that certain people see numbers, letters, or even days of the week, as colours.
Next time you’re walking outside, meeting with friends or shopping for a new item in your home, think about how your perception of the colors is influencing your mood or decisions. Do you notice any of these fun facts about color out in the wild? And now, what’s your favorite color?