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Color for Restorative Environments: Healing Color January 22, 2009

Filed under: Color Use — ia2studio @ 3:42 am
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Restoration can mean healing or re-birth. Every color effects the human body one way or another whether it makes it feel better or worse. Red is known to boost energy and increase the body’s circulation, but it may also increase feelings of anger and frustration. Oranges and yellows are thought to uplift moods and increase communication, but too much can be too stimulating. Blues and Greens are known to create a sense of calmness and collectivity and help someone with insomnia, high blood pressure, migraines and anxiety, but when used in dark shades, it can lead to depression and sadness.

Wong, Cathy. “Color Therapy.” What are the Healing Affects of Color? 03 1994 22 Jan 2009 <;.

Michelle Stuart


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