In 2012, the Painters of Louisville published an infographic about the Psychology of Color:


It makes a number of claims about how seeing certain colors may effects on your mood and physiology. Some examples include:

Blue: Most productive color.
Pink: Calming. Warm
Red: Encourages appetite.

Is there any truth to this?

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    Closely related (duplicate?) question: Does the color red have psychological effects?
    – Oddthinking
    May 27, 2015 at 4:07
  • The reason that we have those more specific questions (there's one on yellow as well) is the this is way too broad. This is for two reasons: different colors might or might not have effects; asking if a color has any effect seems to be very open-ended.
    – Sklivvz
    May 27, 2015 at 8:36
  • Please restrict this to a single color and a single effect (or a specific, relatively small, set of effects).
    – Sklivvz
    May 27, 2015 at 8:41
  • Very strange, then, Sklivvz, that you also voted to close the linked more-specific question. Jun 6, 2017 at 18:24


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