Have you ever wondered why the interiors of an old-age home are painted a pale yellow or blue? Or, why restaurants have yellow and red interiors? That is because the colors and lights present to us a vast kaleidoscope of opportunities when it comes to controlling our senses and emotions. The light colors of rooms let people relax, and the deep colors of restaurants make people eat more and eat quickly. Colors, along with right kind of light, can go a long way in helping you calm down or get excited. The following are some of the facts that can give you an idea about how to incorporate new colors into your life.
1) The temperature of colors
To make it simple to understand, color temperature can be termed as the brightness and intensity of colors. The level of brightness has a direct effect on the influence of color on our lives. The lower the temperature of color, the warmer the light appears. The warm colors have a golden hue which is intensified according to how you light up the room.
The colors with high temperatures made a person alert and excited while the colors with low temperature have a calming effect on the mind and soul. So, the way you color a room determines the level of energy that you have. Make the temperature an important consideration when deciding new colors for your homes.
2) Colors and sleep
The colors which have a high temperature have an alerting impact on the brain as mentioned earlier. The warm colors like blue interact with the Melanopsin pigment of the brain and along with the rods and cones in the eyes, makes the brain stay vigilant and active.
The low temperature of colors like green, on the other hand, promotes sleep. The same effect is observed by the fitting or blue or green lights in the room. So, when thinking of new colors for your room, keep this factor in consideration. Blue light is also emitted by the computer screens and mobiles which is one reason why experts ask you to stay away from these electronic devices prior to sleeping.
3) Effect of light on colors
The way we perceive color is dependent highly on the light that falls on it. For instance, you see a banana as yellow because that it the light that it absorbs while the rest is reflected. The color temperature that the light has not only affects an object but also how our brain responds to it. Light therapy is actually a very popular technique by which color temperatures are altered to mimic sunlight to bring out the full color of all things. Light therapy is done to calm down or incite the senses.
Colors are more than just the determinants of what you choose in your clothing or accessories. In a manner of speaking, hues and lights can be a way to bring back the color into our lives. Colors are the mood up-lifters and source of relaxation depending on how you use them.