Friday, February 6, 2009

Should you paint your room Blue today?

A study has come out that tells us if we work in a BLUE room, we are more creative; if we work in a RED room, we are more precise and remember things better.  

Today I have to work on an essay I plan to publish.  I wonder if hanging blue fabric on the wall will be enough
Scientific study reveals the different effects that colours have on the brain
By Steve Connor

London Independent
Friday, 6 February 2009

Blue, associated with a clear sky or an open ocean, is the colour of calmness, and peace. It encourages us to think outside the box

Paint it red if you want attention to detail, paint it blue to prompt creative thinking. This is the conclusion of a study into how colour is likely to spark the various passions and sensibilities of the human mind.

Scientists who monitored the performance of more than 600 people as they underwent a battery of psychological tests found that red stimulated a person's attentiveness, whereas blue fertilised the imagination and inspired a more risk-taking attitude.

The researchers found that the study's subjects were unaware of the effect that colour had on their thinking, and suggest that the findings could be used for anything from designing the interior decoration of a school or university to the marketing of products and services...more

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