[ubuntu-art] ubuntu-art Digest, Vol 22, Issue 5

Andre Rückbeil SK8T at gmx.net
Sun Apr 15 22:23:09 BST 2007

It's right,
colors have effects on the human psychology. Red has a "alert"  
effect, it catches our attention. Blue is a very soothing on people.

Hospitals are white because it makes a "clean" and sterile impression.

It's psychologicaly proofen that colors have this effects on humans.

Am 15.04.2007 um 23:06 schrieb Toby Smithe:

> On Sun, 2007-04-15 at 22:56 +0200, Vincent Weber wrote:
>>>> Don't forget that color is not only
>>>> a matter of aesthetics but it is a usability issue as well. There
>> are
>>>> plenty of info on the net about the effects of color on human
>>>> psychology. Research the subject to see what I mean.
>>> I can't stress this enough, this is, by all empirical research, an
>> urban
>>> myth.
>> Your completely wrong. Why do you think hospitals are painted in
>> white? Because it's destressing. Why do you think products for little
>> kids are full of colour? Because kids are full of energy. Why do you
>> think that blood, stop signs, break lights and warnings are red?
>> Because it warns you.
> Blood isn't red because "it warns you", but rather because it contains
> an awful lot of iron. Or at least that's what I always thought...
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