The Psychology of Color


Have you ever wondered why money is green or why school buses are yellow? You may be surprised to learn that there is science, not just personal preference, behind these color choices.  Color goes deeper than just all those aisles of paint chips at the home improvement store.  Color has an effect on us and our environment whether we realize it or not.


Yellow can raise spirits and self-confidence.  It is generally happy and boosts creativity.  Yellow can help clear your head, allowing you to make good decisions and be organized.  It is also a universal sign of caution (i.e. school buses and crime scene tape).


Red, the color of love, can raise blood pressure, stimulate the adrenal glands and increase your appetite.  Red can also incite feelings of anger or aggression.  Not to worry though, pink has the opposite effect as it is calming and nurturing.


Olive Green can…

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Aura-Soma Spa Treatment

January 22, 2014 @ HotTube


Rarely do any spa treatments have the added bonus of being quite as pretty as Aura-Soma.

Available at Kenwick Park, and otherwise known as colour therapy, the process of the treatment works along the same sort of lines as aromatherapy in that you choose an oil based on the colours (rather than scents) you are drawn to, and that says something about you and the type of ‘healing’ that you need.  Following that it is used as part of a massage.

On Radiant Orchid

January 21, 2014 @ Newsday

orchid Cynthia Rowley orchid and gold floral print two-piece ruffled ensemble

“It’s a beguiling color that descends from the mother color purple with strong pink and fuchsia undertones,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It’s not a simple primary color, and it’s not a calming purple. It’s complex, and it’s the complexity that draws people to it.” As for the “radiant” part? “It has the ability to almost sparkle with a wonderful explosion of light captivating people’s eyes,” says Eiseman.

A color that “flatters everyone and every skin type and is great at any age from an under-20 to a mom to a grandma if she’s stylish.”

Kimono Color Rules

January 24, 2014 @ Wafuku

There are many, many rules to kimono wearing in Japan, though few Japanese know the rules now and relatively few experts ever knew them all. The list is vast and the rules complex.

Some rules are better known and more adhered to than others; among them, the colour combinations worn at different times of year.  Further down this blog post, below the charts of colour combinations, you can see the Japanese names for colours. The colours may display slightly differently on different monitors, so it is a rough guide…


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