Color is carried by light into our brains

  • According to Quilting Lining  color studies, red is known as a "warm" color, while blues and greens are "cool". Red and its surrounding hues are thought to be "exciting and active" while blues, violets and green are associated with "passive and calming". Light colors are also thought to be "active" while deep colors can be "passive".

    Put some low level light in the deep room and it's a shadowy glen, where light is absorbed by the walls, while white walls reflect the light and activate a space. Colors that activate spaces, such as red, are thought to also stimulate the nervous system, while the passive colors release tension, and calm nerves.

    Color is carried by light into our brains through our eyes. According to an Hiroshi Sasaki's "Color Psychology" (1991), ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Indians believed in healing with color: "red to stimulate physical and mental energies, yellow to stimulate the nerves, orange to stimulate the solar plexus and revitalize the lungs, blue to soothe and heal organic disorders such as colds, hay fever, and liver problems, and indigo to counteract skin problems ".

    He even theorized that color transcends sight, that color can affect people who are blind, or partially visually impaired, "that neurotransmitters in the eye transmit information about light to the brain even in the absence of sight, and that this information releases a hormone in the hypothalamus that has numerous effects on our moods, mental clarity, and energy."

    Color is also used as an identifying factor in both large and small scale places where it may be hard for someone to locate themself, such as a parking garage, or in home settings where those with failing health may not be able to easily find their way or identify a space. Spas use colors competely differently then night Shirt Interlining clubs.