||You may or may not
know it, but colors effect your emotions everyday. Certain colors bring
on certain emotions and have physical effects. Heres a list of some colors
and the emotional effects they have.
Increases blood pressure, increases stamina
Increases sexual urges, improves digestion, works as an antidepressant
Makes you more alert, energetic, happy, optimistic and open minded
Causes relaxation and deeper breathing, also associated with sickness
Lowers blood pressure, regulates sleep
Feels soothing, peaceful, stimulates creativity
Feelings of stability and security, nature
Color of death, silence, night and lack of change
Symbolizes purity, peace
Symbolizes boredom, loneliness, independence
Colors also have some other effects when used
in different ways. For instance, eating on a pink table cloth makes you
eat more. Here ares some examples of practical uses of color.
- Seeing something red will get you motivated.
- A blue lightbulb in your refrigerator
will make you eat less.
- Yellow alerts your visual system, so
writing on yellow paper will make you remember it more (which is why
sticky notes are commonly yellow).
- Purple makes you more creative, so writing
with a purple pen will really help you get your creative juices flowing!
Different colors have different effects,
but to really understand visual art you need to look at what your visual
brain does not understand, optical illusions.
What effect does music
have on the brain?
How is the brain effected by visual art?
Why are we fooled by optical illusions?
What are some other forms of art?
Leonardo Da Vinci's painting, the Mona
Lisa, is the most well-known painting ever. However, not everything came to Leonardo (whose name by birth was actually Lionardo) quickly. He spent
1,500 hours on his famous sketch of his own hand..