Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Misterul culorilor / Mistery of Colour

Am descoperit cateva informatii interesante publicate de Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, un designer de interior din SUA, in cartea ei "Mystery of Color" si am extras cateva dintre ele :)

Cercetatorii tot studiaza de o buna bucata de vreme efectele culorilor asupra starii de spirit, sanatatii si modului nostru de a gandi. Pe scurt, lumina este absorbita de ochi si transformata intr-o alta forma de energie care ne ajuta sa percepem culorile. Energia luminoasa stimuleaza glandele pituitara si pineala, glande care controleaza hormonii, precum si alte sisteme fiziologice din corp.

Rosul stimuleaza si incalzeste corpul, accelereaza bataile inimii, activitatea undelor cerebrale si respiratia.

Rozul are un efect tranchilizant.

Portocaliul stimuleaza apetitul si reduce oboseala.

Galbenul stimuleaza memoria. Culoarea galbena mareste presiunea sangvina si pulsul, dar intr-o masura mai mica decat o face culoarea rosie.

Verdele aduce senzatii de calm si speranta si are un efect de calmare si relaxare asupra corpului si a mintii.

Albastrul este o alta culoare care relaxeaza. Are un efect calmare asupra intregului corp, micsoreaza presiunea sangvina, bataile inimii si respiratia, iar in zilele calde si umede, albastrul are un efect de racorire.

Apropo, aveti vreo preferinta pentru o culoare anume atunci cand va cumparati haine? Mie imi place albastrul iar mai nou au inceput sa imi placa si nuantele de bej si maro mai deschis :)

Image credits: Jerry's Artarama

I discovered some interesting information published by Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in USA, in her book "Mystery of Color" and I am highlighting some pieces :)

Scientists have studied the effect of colour on our mood, health and way of thinking for some years now. Briefly, light is absorbed by the eye and converted into another form of energy, which enables us to see color. Light energy stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands, which regulate hormones and other physiological systems in the body.

Red stimulates and warms the body, increases the heart rate, brain-wave activity and respiration.

Pink has a tranquilizing effect.

Orange stimulates the appetite and reduces fatigue.

Yellow is a memory stimulator. Yellow also raises blood pressure and pulse rate, but not to the degree red does.

Green brings feelings of calm and hope and it has a soothing and relaxing effect on the body as well as the mind.

Blue is another relaxing color. It has a calming effect on the body, it lowers blood pressure, heart rate and respiration, and in hot, humid weather, blue has a cooling effect.

By the way, do you have any colour preferences when you buy clothes? I like blue and I recently started to like also some shades of beige and light maroon :)

24 comments:

Leo said...

Mugur, ce ma bucur sa te recitesc !

Eu azi m-am imbracat in rosu, am mare nevoie de stimularea activitatea undelor cerebrale !
Pentru mine, culorile joaca un rol foarte important...
Daca ma intreaba cineva : care e culoarea ta preferata, nu ma pot decide.
Mi-a placut albastrul foarte mult intr-un timp. Apoi m-am indragostit de verde. Descopar cu uimire ca imi place movul si rosul. Dar... Cum spuneam... Toate-s frumoase !
Haine am de toate culorile !!! Ma imbrac in functie de starea de spirit - de multe ori in non-culoarea negru. :D

adizzy said...

imi place mult verdele si albastrul :) culorile relaxarii din cate am citit aici :)

Geanina Codita said...

"Verdele aduce senzatii de calm si speranta si are un efect de calmare si relaxare asupra corpului si a mintii"

Păi nu degeaba spun eu că verdele înseamnă speranţă.

Verdele este culoarea mea preferată, o ador, în roşu mă simt divin, aproape imposibil să nu întorci capul după atâta roşu şi să nu ţi-l pierzi...

Ha,ha,ha...
mai râdem şi noi...

Port absolut toate culorile şi mă simt tare bine.

O zi de mare frumuseţe zugrăvită în culorile curcubeului !

Pupici peste normă în mii de culori!

Simona said...

Interesant articolul publicat :) in ceea ce ma priveste, nu am niciun obiect vestimentar de culoare verde si gri :) imi place sa privesc verdele, imi place sa-l vad la altii, dar nu-mi place la mine :)in schimb, port cu o placere deosebita haine de culoare rosie si roz (roz pal, nu foarte aprins) ... in rest, haine am de toate culorile ... starea interioara nu ma influenteaza in alegerea culorii :)

Mikka said...

Hmm... culori... Da. Frumoase, toate, bune toate. Curcubeul Anzilor... Haaaa...

Yo sunt albastra, si in ultima vreme am ape galben-verzi ori roz-violet...
Uneori sunt si rosie, ori galben-portocalie. Dar cel mai des sunt albastra, azurul acela de sus, de dincolo de nori, vazut din avion...

Am folosit intr-o vreme culori, cand lucram cu niste prieteni punctul de echilibru si alegerea, lucrand pe relax/action cu culori... Bineinteles, albastru-verde-violet pe relax, galben oranj pe "action", rosu pe vitalitate - viu, putere....

Toate sunt date spre bucuria noastra. Ca si toate culorile vietii.
O zi in culori superbe iti urez, draga Mugur, si tuturor cititorilor tai!

Mahmood said...

Nice dash of colours. Your blog is very nice. The images are very beautiful. God is Great. Best wishes.

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Anonymous said...

Mugur,
what about purple? I'm kidding ;) I know what purple means :)

By the way Serbian word of purple is "љубичаста" (любичаста, от бг. ще разбереш ;) ) It's interesting, isn't it?

And something else. In Friday I noticed that a lot of women were wearing red clothes. It's strange...

Тук май голям смях пада :D

Best regards,
Rumi

elena marin-alexe said...

Mugur nici nu stii ce fericita sunt ca imi merge calculatorul cat de cat....si pot sa mai intru pe la prieteni de care mi-a fost tare dor..
Imi place mult galbenul, asa de mult ca si in lucrarile mele il folosesc destul de mult. Cu ani in urma preferam rosul , albul si negrul.O noapte calma iti doresc!

mihaella said...

daaaa;verde,albastru si portocaliu.sunt asa de faine!

Mugur said...

Leo, multumesc frumos!!

Eu astazi sunt imbracat in albastru :) De altfel, albastrul este si culoarea care predomina la mine in dulap :)

Am avut si o perioada in care ma imbracam numai in negru :) Era perioada in care ascultam numai muzica metal :)

Mugur said...

Adizzy, afland ca tie iti place mult verdele, mi-am dat seama ca in afara de doua camasi si vreo trei tricouri, nu prea am haine de culoare verde :) In schimb, am o gramada de chestii pe albastru :)

Mugur said...

Geanina, asa este! Tu tot spui ca verdele inseamna speranta :)

Apropo de culoare rosie, am doua camasi rosii (una cu maneca scurta si una cu maneca lunga). De altfel, in poza de la profil sunt imbracat in camasa rosie. E o culoare plina de energie :)

O zi minunata, colorata si plina de imbratisari si zambete!

Mugur said...

Simona, verde nici eu nu prea am, in schimb gri am destul de multe haine. Roz am avut o singura camasa. Mi-am luat-o in perioada in care rozul era la mare moda in Anglia si toti barbatii isi cumparau camasi roz :) Am renuntat la ea cand mi-am dat seama ca parca as purta o uniforma :) Prea erau multi pe strada cu camasi roz :)

Mugur said...

Mikka, si eu tot albastru sunt :) Am avut si o perioada portocalie dar mi-a trecut destul de repede :) Mai am de atunci o salopeta de un portocaliu tare viu :)

O zi la superlativ, plina de culori, zambete si bucurii!

Mugur said...

Mahmood, thank you for your kind words of appreciation! All the best!

Mugur said...

Rum, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality :)

Have a wonderful day,
Mugur

Mugur said...

Elena, sper sa rezolvi cu calculatorul cat mai curand si sa-ti mearga bine.
Si mie imi lace galbenul, de la nuante pale si pana la nuante mai aprinse. Insa, nu stiu de ce, nu prea am haine galbene. Am o camasa si un tricou doar. O zi minunata, colorata si plina de bucurii iti doresc!

Mugur said...

Mihaella, si mie imi place culorile astea trei!

Anonymous said...

Let return the gesture :)

I am the Magician of noble birth, am not I? ;)

It is no chance that you like maroon. Your number of birth=the road of your life is 1. The colour of number 1 is red, the maroon is shade. Remember, please, do you have more chances of success when you are wearing red/maroon clothes?

(Everyone has two more numbers ;) Main, for example, are [url=http://www.outdoor-photos.com/photo/36210.html]here[/url] :)

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And, Mugur, you are a Sun! :* Облечена съм в жълто какво да ме правиш ;)

Have a nice evening! :))

Rumi

Kami said...

Excelenta tema. M-am si hotarat sa fac un mic studiu pe tema asta si o sa iti impartasesc cateva din pasajele care mi s-au parut cel mai interesnte.

"A study carried out at O’Hare found that color influenced people’s perception of relative sweetness, in this case of candy. The brown and pink candies were judged quite sweet, while the blue and green candies were thought to be without any sugar at all. This
also explains the relative success of pink on bakery boxes. In fact, people tend to become slightly
disoriented in red light, as well as experience an increase in appetite. Coupled with the increase
in adrenalin produced by yellow, saturated red-yellow combinations in light and paint are ideal
for fast food places - and are used by virutally all of them. Red is also used in places that serve
alcohol, although the tendency for this color to increase aggression may be less than desirable.
Recent data (Porter and Mikellides, 1976) indicates that blue extends our sense of time; thus blue is a poor choice for children, whose sense of time is already extended. The data on temperature-perception is reliable; studies consistently indicate that a blue room is perceived to be three-four
degrees cooler than a red one; and vice versa.
Thus a 6-8 degree swing in perceived temperature is obtainable through painted surfaces alone."

"Studies (Eysenck, 1941; Guilford and Smith, 1959) have indicated that people prefer colors in the following order: blue, red, green,
violet, orange, and yellow. Gender differentiation is minor, with men tending to slightly prefer
blue to red, and women yellow to orange, although neither preference is sufficient to offset the above order for the general population. Indeed, this order is consistent even across lines of age
and national origin. Such consistency raises intriguing questions about whether such preferences are learned or innate. In fact, J.P.Guilford has stated that this commonality of color preferences,
"...probably rests upon biological factors, since it is hard to see how cultural factors could
produce by conditioning the continuity and system that undoubtedly exist."
"It is ironic that the color yellow - used for legal pads,
photocopy paper, and yes - post-its - should have a generally poor effect on our perception of,
and reaction to, the information inscribed on them. Studies have shown that error rate for
transcription rises when yellow paper, or even #3 yellow pencils, are used. (The reason, incidently, for the paper being dyed yellow has to do with the higher cost of white paper.) The color yellow should only be used when extreme urgency is meant, and never in external missives, as it invaribly communicates a cheap quality."

" Studies show that approximately 80% of the hiring decision is based on appearance factors, and that 65% of
that involves clothing color. Brown and, to a large degree, green seem to inspire confidence, and at least some designers use this fact for intake interviews. Black and deep blue clothes suggest
authority. And so forth. What is interesting about this view is that it regards color as a tool in
achieving ends, rather like a resume or clothing-type."
Multumesc mult pentru informatii si pentru impulsul de a cerceta mai mult despre oameni si culori. Foarte interesant :)

Mugur said...

Rumi, yes, you are the Magician of noble birth :)

Thank you, I didn't know that my life number is 1 and its colour is red. I will get more red and maroon clothes :)

I like yellow :)

Have a wonderful evening, Rumi! :))

Mugur said...

Cami, tu esti o sursa minunata si inepuizabila de informatii!!! Ai gasit o multime de studii pline de informatii super interesante despre culori! Multumesc mult!!!

gabrielle said...

Salutari si felicitari pentru articol! Iau si eu citeva culori de la voi :)
Imi place rosul(10007) pentru ca este culoarea iubirii,galbenul(134,115-3 ) ,portocaliul(871,844,837) ma fac mai vioaie,rozul nu ma prea prinde,dar am adunat putin(743),imi place si verdele aduce speranta(mai multe nuante 354,355,337,3009...),iar albastrul imi face cu adevarat ziua frumoasa ...418,438,422,424,469...
Dar movul,despre mov nu prea-i vorbit.Oare ce aduce movul(M11,M12...)?
Stiu ca amestecul de culori aduce bucurie.Va doresc sa descoperiti reteta magica si sa va bucurati de aceasta toamna frumoasa!! -*,-*

Mugur said...

Salutare Gabrielle! Imi plac tare mult culorile tale iar posibilitatile de a le combina sunt infinite :) Si, intr-adevar, putem aduce magie in aceasta toamna cu ajutorul culorilor.
O zi minunata! :)