Parenting - Emotions | 0-18 yrs

How Colours Affect Our Moods

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Colours occupy a place of importance in our lives and all of us have our own favourite colour(s). However, not many of us are aware of the fact that, not only do colours appeal to our sense of sight but also have a great effect on our moods. 

Different cultures across the world have used colours in various ways to propagate their traditions and values. For example, in India, the colour red is considered auspicious and holy; however, in South Africa, red is considered the colour of mourning. We also use colours for various purposes such as to convey feelings, influence emotions, and improve object recognition. 

According to science, the human eye can detect millions of colours. But do you know the fact that colours do not exist. Our brain process the different signals generated by cone cells to create colours.

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Yellow

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Green

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Blue

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Red

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Orange

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Brown

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Black

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Grey

Grey is a subtle, elegant, conservative, and neutral colour. It goes well with most colours. In fact, it may even enhance other colours. It gives off a confident vibe, but is neither underwhelming nor overwhelming. However, if used excessively, it...

White

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