What colors do you like? How do different colors make you feel? Colors affect us emotionally, mentally and physically. If we pay attention to how we relate to different colors, we could use them for our benefit. Here are some tidbits about colors and their meanings.
Red is associated with energy, passion, strength, danger, power. It represents “emergency” in the field of medicine, “hot” and “danger” in engineering, and “loss” in finance. Red has a great emotional impact. Use it when you need to energize yourself and prepare for action. Red is often used for “Buy Now” and “Click Here” buttons in web ads to prompt people to make quick decisions.
Orange is associated with enthusiasm, stimulation, creativity, joy, warmth. Orange is an attention-getter. Use it to stimulate your mental activity and appetite.
Yellow is associated with sunlight, happiness, intellect, inspiration, energy. Use yellow to cheer up or stimulate your curiosity. It excites the brain and aids perception and memory, so it is good for learning.
Green is a color of nature. It symbolizes freshness, renewal, growth, safety, tranquility. Green represents “money” and “profit” in finance and “safety” in engineering. Green will help you relax. It promotes the feeling of peace and harmony.
Violet is associated with luxury, mystery, creativity, independence, nobility, spirituality. Use violet if you want to feel inspired and creative.
Blue is associated with stability, calmness, trust, confidence, security, order. It represents “reliability” in the business world. Blue is a soothing color, it promotes mental relaxation. Use it if you seek clarity and better ways to communicate something. It is also known to slow down metabolism and decrease appetite.
White is associated with coolness, purity, lightness, innocence, cleanliness. Use it if you want serenity and simplicity.
Black is associated with power, formality, elegance, sophistication, mystery. Use black when you want to create the impression of strength and authority.
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