Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Color up for cheap therapy
I know, it’s raining or snowing, the sky is gray, you’re chilly, your feet are cold, you feel gray, tired.
Well, this won’t be a shocker, but a study has shown that depressed people feel more “gray.” They made up a color chart to test out emotions—such as green with envy and
They asked patients which colors they liked. They actually had lots of shades of gray on the chart. They asked which color people felt “drawn to” and which depicted their “current mood.”
So-called “healthier” people liked yellow or as the overall favorite color of healthy people—blue.
I love blue. My house is blue-themed. I have blue tiles in front.
Am I healthy mentally—well, you are reading this, what do you think? My friends and fam think I am negative.
I have heard that orange is the favored color of the insane. I like orange.
Like many blonds, I can wear almost any color and do. Except gray. Yick.
How about you—when you get dressed, do you think, “This is a power day” and put on red? Or “I am feeling calm and centered” and put on blue?
Maybe we could all buy a red or yellow shirt and make it happen, what do you think?