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Do Colors Affect Your Life?

By Tom Herrin

Sometimes we may feel like we live in a colorful world.  We can look around and find all kinds and shades.  There can be many contrasts and tones.  Do you ever notice that certain colors affect your mood, the way you think, the way you feel, the way you react to others?  You may have noticed but if you haven’t, think about it again.  You may be choosing colors to wear based on how you feel or what kind of day it is.  The color of the room you are working in may determine what you are able to do.

Colors And Our Body Structure

It is pretty well known that certain colors complement or take away from the way we look.  You know that old idea that you should wear black if you are a little larger than you like (because it's more slimming).  You stay away from white.  I always roll with my mood and the weather when I pick out clothes to wear for the day.  If it is rainy or cool, I am more likely to go with gray, brown, black, or something similar.  If it is bright, sunny, and warmer, I will more likely wear blue or turquoise, pink, high visibility yellow, etc.  I pretty much use them to express my mood, but I keep in mind what kind of physical condition I am in.

Colors and Our Subconscious

Colors in the various places we work, work out, or relax all make a difference in our performance and productivity.  We all know that hospital look when everything is all white.  Blue is supposed to make us more productive.  There is some indication that more weight can be lifted, more work can be done, and people can be more loyal and trustworthy in blue rooms.  I painted an office I use a sky blue because I wanted it to seem peaceful.  Green can be relaxing and refreshing.  Red can energize people almost to the point of excitability.

You Can Use Them To Your Benefit

The bottom line when it comes to colors is, you might want to experiment with them.  Don’t paint the house orange yet, just try out different colors of clothes and see what happens.  The next step may be painting a room some color according to what you want to accomplish in it.  Once you start playing with colors, you will probably find they can really affect the way you feel and think.  Set yourself up some place with tranquil colors where you can relax and probably lower your blood pressure.  Color your life whatever you are in need of.  It can make a difference.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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