The colors you wear, eat, ++ surround yourself with impact your mind + body more than you may realize. Color psychology is the emotional + physical connection between you + a color — each color relates to a personal experience in our life. We associate certain colors with a feeling, positive or negative, which is largely why we love some colors + shy away from others! Your favorite color may say something about your personality + life. Play around with colors in your life + see the mental // physical results —
A color of strength + energy, red grabs our attention + stimulates our brain. Red is typically associated with warmth + passion. Red represents *strength,* so you feel more courageous + lively when wearing it. Incorporate red into your outfits for a burst of energy + to raise your heart rate before a workout — we become energized at the sight of red!
Yellow inspires *positive vibes* + optimism because of its connection to happiness + warmth. We associate yellow with friends + family because it often reminds us of happy, cheerful moments in our lives. If you’ve had a hard day or are feeling down, try wearing a bright yellow top or spending time outdoors in the sun. : )
Need a boost of creativity? Wear // drink // eat orange to improve your enthusiasm + energy! Orange combines the power of red with the happiness of yellow. Orange is often used for food packaging + advertisement because it makes you feel comfortable + warm. Food for thought — don’t use orange decorations in your kitchen to avoid random food cravings!
Embrace your natural side with the color green + its connection to harmony, growth, ++ peace. Green produces a calming effect for your mind because it suggests stability + power. Decorate your home with green accents, especially your bedroom, to feel the most calm + relaxed. You can also fill empty spaces with small plants, like succulents, to bring growth + harmony to a lifeless area. Feel the full effects of green by spending time outdoors + going for a walk // run for your sweat sesh!
Blue strongly affects your intellectual side + is considered the color of the mind. Strong, deep blues promote thought + communication, while light blues aid in concentration + relaxation. Blue is a cool color + promotes mental reflection + intense thought, rather than physical energy + passion. We surround ourselves, as CHAARG girls, with *bolt blue* pretty often, but find more natural blues in flowers, water, + stones!
A combination of calming blue + fiery red, violet is the symbol of quality thought + wisdom. It is often used in meditation + reflection because of its calming, but thought-provoking, abilities. Wear violet at your next yoga sesh to channel your inner heart chakra + reflect on the ups + downs of your day.
Color psychology pushes us to look deeper into our surroundings, from what we wear to what we eat. What’s your favorite color to rock during a workout or during the day? Let us know your favs with your inCHAARG Instagram! : )
++ Brittany Bluthardt [@brittanyblu_inchaarg] // Butler University