Why is the red color of the traffic light taken as a signal of danger, and green means - the passage is open? The fact is that different colors affect man in different ways. Excitingly yellow-orange colors work: clothes of this color are worn by workers, rescuers, so that they can be seen from afar. It is known that in a cabin with sky-blue wallpaper, passengers suffering from seasickness calmly tolerate a strong wave, and if the walls are orange, then even the sea-wolf during rolling can become uncomfortable.

Different colors affect people in different ways

There is a theory built on an associative principle. Orange and red colors are associated with the type of spilled blood, sky-blue reminds of the calm of the cloudless sky, blue-black - storm clouds and darkness of the night, melting danger, green - a symbol of forest, heat, long summer days. However, all this is not enough to fully understand the reaction of a person to those or other colors.

Colors affect breathing, pulse, rhythm and activity of cardiac activity. Yes, and recent experiments have shown that the effect of color is not associated with self-hypnosis. Today, physiologists conducting research in this direction have established: light of certain wavelengths affects the pituitary gland, which along with many functions controls the production of melanin in the body, a substance that participates in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter of serotonin. The latter, it was found, acts on the mood of a person - helps to get out of the state of depression. It is likely that blue and green colors cause increased serotonin formation - a person calms down; the same red color stimulates the synthesis of all known adrenaline, which activates cardiac activity, increased blood pressure, aggressiveness - and a person is excited.