Dream interpretation

The meaning of colors in psychology: the influence on mood and emotions


Psychologists say that adherence to a certain color can tell about the nature and psycho-type person. I realized this when I met an interesting woman. She said that color vibrations can affect a person’s health and behavior, and that there is color therapy. Today I want to tell you about the psychology of colors, the meaning of color in a person’s perception. Color therapy is used to relieve tension, unleash creativity and get rid of phobias. Discover the wonderful world of colors, and your life will become noticeably brighter.

Human color perception

Psychologists say that color has an effect on a person’s emotions and can affect mood. Also, under the influence of color vibrations, a person can make a certain choice without even realizing the reasons for his actions. Color effects on the psyche have long been used in treatment, marketing and politics. Having studied the effect of color vibrations on a person, you can change your life in many ways.

Each color tone has subconscious associations, it affects the perception of the individual, as well as the volume of objects. Color vibrations can soothe and excite, attract and repel. Restrained in the color palette shades act soothing, contribute to reflection and creativity.

Note! Color vibrations are 80% absorbed by nerve fibers and only 20% by the organs of vision.

With the help of color vibrations, you can:

  • cause warm or cold feelings;
  • achieve the desired psychological state;
  • to convey the mood of a particular season of the year;
  • touches sensations and feelings.

Vibrations of color actively affect the physiology and psyche of a person, can change mood and general condition. For example, red color is subconsciously perceived as anxiety or prohibition, and green symbolizes safety. Therefore, these colors are present at the traffic lights, because the person perceives them on an intuitive / subconscious level.

Characteristics of warm colors

Consider the warm shades of color, which include:

  • red;
  • burgundy;
  • Orange;
  • yellow;
  • brown;
  • Gray.

Red tint

Red in psychology is characterized as aggressive and even threatening: it is associated with cruelty and bloodshed. This color is also associated with passion and self-sacrifice. This color is also correlated with activity and purposefulness, warmth and brightness. Scarlet tone is perceived as exciting, dark red gives solidity.

In healing, red is used to improve blood circulation, stimulate nervous activity and enhance libido.

Psychologists are advised not to consider red for a long time, as it can cause mental over-aggression and aggression. However, in moderation red helps to relive the loss easier, gives confidence in the future and hope for a better future.

Red shade like strong personalities, courageous and motivated people. He does not frighten them with his aggressiveness, but fills them with a sense of comfort.

Burgundy shade

This color is preferred by solid business people, conservative and self-confident individuals. Color is formed from the merger of red and brown tones. In semantic terms, this connotation indicates power and strength. Therefore, the clothes of burgundy tone are chosen by people assertive and purposeful. They are not characterized by an open manifestation of emotions, while they show organizational skills.

Pink shade

Pink color is associated in childhood, adolescence and innocence. It is also the color of lovers, dreamers and romantics. Lovers of pink tones are characterized by devotion and hard work. They are childishly naive, good-natured, touchy and tearful.

Yellow tint

It is a symbol of divine power, solar energy and gold. Yellow color in psychology carries the meaning of a warm, joyful, bright and light shade. It causes joyful and bright emotions, fills the soul with happiness and fun, activates mental activity and causes pleasant sensations.

Note! Warm shades of yellow symbolize marital fidelity, and cold shades - treason and jealousy.

Application of yellow:

  • memory improvement;
  • improved attention span;
  • removal of depression, despondency;
  • release from negative energies;
  • making sensible decisions.

In psychology, yellow tone is used to work with children, it activates attention and helps to better assimilate knowledge. However, an overabundance of yellow is exciting, so moderation should be observed in children's rooms.

Orange shade

This color is close in its vibrations to a yellow tone. Orange color in psychology carries the value of joy, optimism, positive emotions and readiness for action. Orange tone relieves depression, makes you forget about losses and disappointments. This color is often used in psychotherapy to help treat depressive conditions.

Application orange:

  • depression relief;
  • disclosure of the emotional sphere;
  • improving mood;
  • recovery of nervous energy;
  • feeling of fun and well-being.

The orange shade attracts people with a touch of character, easy-going and sociable. However, arrogance and arrogance can be attributed to the negative qualities of character.

Brown tint

This color is associated with stability and diligence, dedication and business. However, this connotation can be perceived as uncertainty and doubt. Brown color is like a cheerful people, hardworking and decent. They have an optimistic outlook, but at the same time they are reasonable and rational.

Gray tint

This color is derived from a combination of black and white hue, causes neutral sensations. It is associated with gray everyday life and routine, boredom and everyday life. However, the gray tone carries the vibrations of understanding and calm, sanity and stability. This color is liked by courteous and friendly people, calm and responsible.

Characteristic gray:

  • degree;
  • old age;
  • modesty;
  • sadness;
  • intelligence;
  • completeness;
  • conservatism;
  • practicality;
  • hardness.

However, the desire to surround yourself with things of gray shade speaks of nervous tension and emotional exhaustion.

Characteristics of cool colors

These include the following colors:

  • Violet;
  • purple;
  • green;
  • turquoise;
  • blue;
  • blue.


This shade is obtained by mixing red and blue. Violet in psychology is associated with sensuality, compassion and detachment; some scholars characterize it on the depressive side. It is believed that this shade is preferred by dissatisfied and gloomy people. Also this color is loved by self-critical individuals. Too much purple causes melancholy, however, the use of a shade in moderation contributes to an increase in self-esteem.

Other shade characteristics:

  • heavy;
  • calm;
  • saturated;
  • mystical;
  • cold.

On a note! Violet combines spiritual with material.

This color is often present in the clothes of priests and kings, it is a shade of healers and creative natures. Psychologists do not advise to apply the purple color in work with young children, mentally unstable and elderly people.

Blue tint

Blue vibrations have a large amount of magnetism, this tone symbolizes the universe. Blue in psychology is used in meditative techniques for immersion in the contemplative state and thoughts about the meaning of being. These are vibrations of inner balance and wisdom, physical and mental relaxation. It is preferred by people with a stable lifestyle, inspired and harmonious. They are characterized by dedication and dedication, devotion to high ideals and severity of views.

Application of blue:

  • development of mental abilities;
  • stress, anxiety and phobias;
  • development of intuition;
  • cleansing from negative thoughts.

This shade soothes the nervous system, pacifies desires and extinguishes passion.

Green tone

Green color in psychology is perceived as a symbol of rebirth, renewal, peace and transformation. It is used in healing practices and to achieve relaxation.

Green application:

  • relieve stress and fatigue;
  • the liberation of the sensual sphere;
  • eliminating negative thoughts;
  • elimination of malice and imbalance.

However, long-term focus on green casts boredom and longing. This color is preferred by balanced and calm people, distinguished by their working capacity and realistic sense. The combination of green hue with depressive vibrations is beneficially perceived by the psyche: the green tone neutralizes the depressiveness of purple and black.

Turquoise hue

This color belongs to the coldest of the whole palette of colors. He leaves no one indifferent and attracts views to himself. This color is used in healing, for the awakening of creativity, for pacifying and cooling ardent desires. It feels the coolness of the sea surf.

Lilac shade

This tone is perceived as a sign of affection and kindness. Vibrations of color give a feeling of soaring, give mental balance and tune in a philosophical mood. This color is liked by people with fine mental organization, romantic and sensual, sentimental and dreamy. They are always ready to respond and support in difficult times, they are distinguished by wit and sound mind.

Blue tint

Blue tone is associated with the sky, it carries vibrations of comfort, reliability and security. This color calms, makes you forget about everyday problems and anxieties. Blue tone is preferred by office workers, self-sufficient people: they know how to get their way without unnecessary noise and talk. This tone stimulates creative thinking, it is recommended to use in classrooms and studios.

However, too much blue will cause laziness and loss of interest, therefore moderation should be observed. This feature of the blue tone to calm the psyche is used for insomnia and to relieve negative sensations. If you need to detach from the outside world to deepen in reflection, use a blue tone.

Black and white color

What is the sacred meaning carries black colorother than mourning? This mysterious tone is full of mysticism and mystery. It is a symbol of wealth, intrigue, confidence and power. However, in moments of despondency, he only aggravates the mental state, introducing into a prolonged depression. Black tone prefer closed in a serious personality.

In psychology, black tone carries the meaning of emptiness, despair, destruction, restraint, and abstinence. It is believed that the black tone is able to hide the true thoughts and intentions of a person, therefore, black clothes are worn by secretive and secluded people. It is also a symbol of repentance and death.

White color filled with symbolism of purity and innocence. This color combines all the positive and good associations that only exist on earth. The vibrations of perfection, harmony, nobility, honesty, childish naivete and youthful dreams - it is impossible to list all the characteristics of this tone. Each gives this color its own meaning and value.