Colors, what do they do?


Sophia Yee, Writer

Have you ever felt a color? Well, you most likely have even if you don’t know you did. Every single color will make a person feel a certain way.

Colors like Yellow or any Neon color will cause people to feel more energized, happy. On the other hand, colors such as Blue or other cool colors might make someone feel a sense of longing, calmness, or even a slight feeling of despair.

This phenomenon of emotions is caused by the colors themselves, the colors are beams of light and energy entering our body stirring up these different emotions within us. Colors can affect our brain waves, autonomic nervous system, and our hormone system. Even affecting our developmental skills and how creative we are able to be in our everyday life, being even more important when raising a child as well.

Studies showed that for children who are restless and energetic, putting bold colors such as red or any neon color on their walls or on their clothes can cause them to develop into a much more restless and energetic child than how they were before they were introduced to the bright colors.

But, although colors are shown to be important when raising children, the neurological response to colors has not only been documented for children but for all different age ranges as well.

This is demonstrated through a study made by a doctor named Ponza, “A man refusing to eat for days started desiring food. An aggressive patient put in a blue room calmed down in one hour.” as documented by Renk Etkisi. Proving that depending on what color is shown to a person, their behavior will change according to the color they are exposed to.

Additionally, everyone will have different “favorite colors” depending on their experiences in life, and their preferences for other objects and topics.

For example, Bea and Ella. Bea’s favorite color is red while Ella’s favorite color is yellow. There might be many different reasons that Bea enjoys the color red and Ella enjoys the color yellow but one day Bea decided that she liked blue more than red. Additionally, Ella began to despise the color yellow. This could occur because of their long exposure to yellow and red, causing them to grow tired of seeing so much of the singular color.

This phenomenon of a person’s experiences changing their view on colors can also be placed in reverse. Colors can cause emotions to bloom within a person, and cause many different other effects on a person depending on which color is used.