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Jul 26, 2008
When choosing RV furniture it is useful to know the relationship between color and mood. Color, strictly speaking, is light energy. Energy reflected from objects. For people, it's the only type of energy we can actually see and, believe it or not, these colors can affect our mood.

Dr. Max Lescher, a Swiss professor of psychology and the inventor of the Lescher Color Test, knew that the importance of color originated from prehistoric man, when their lives were completely governed by day and night, light and dark.

Day brings bright, warm colors, safety with action, and an increase in metabolic rate. Night brings cool, dark hues, with rest, danger, inaction and slowing down.

In the late 1950s, the color researcher Robert Gerard found that in human beings, both psychological and physical activity seem to increase as the wavelength of the light increases. So the brighter the light, the more active humans are.

In other words, colors like reds, oranges and yellows stimulate us more than colors like greens, blues and purples.

He felt the color blue has a therapeutic effect - for example as a tranquilizer and relaxant in anxious individuals and as a way of reducing blood pressure in the treatment of hypertension.

There was an experiment later on to test this theory. Prisoners were randomly assigned to different color themed wings. Some were assigned to wings where the theme was red, some yellow, others blue, and finally green. After some time, it was found that those in the blue and green wings were less inclined to violence than those in red and yellow wings.

Pink also seems to have a calming effect within minutes of exposure. It seems to suppress hostile, aggressive, and anxious behavior.

To test this theory further, medical experts measured how blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates tend to increase most under yellow light, moderately under orange, and less under red. They decrease most under black, moderately under blue, and minimally under green.

With this in mind, you want to be careful when picking the colors of your RV furniture. Below is a guide outlining what colors bring what moods they bring about.

Red - Associated with: Vitality, Energy, Courage
Physical effects:
Stimulates brain activity, increases heart rate, respiration and blood pressure, gives energy and self-confidence.

Orange - Associated with: Happiness, Confidence
Physical effects:
Energizes, stimulates the appetite and digestive system, removes inhibitions, and fosters sociability.

Yellow - Associated with: Awareness, wisdom, clarity
Physical effects:
Energizes, relieves depression, improves memory, increases awareness, perception and understanding. Also stimulates the appetite.

Green - Associated with: Balance, love, peace
Physical effects:
Soothing, relaxing mentally as well as physically, helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety, offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony.

Blue - Associated with: knowledge, relaxation, health
Physical effects:
Calming, lowers blood pressure and decreases respiration. Ideal for sleep and over-active children. Enhances communication and decision-making

Indigo - Associated with: Intuition, imagination, understanding
Physical effects:
Strengthens intuition and imagination, increases dream activity. Helps connect us to our unconscious mind.

Violet - Associated with: Creativity, wisdom, inspiration
Physical effects:
Suppresses appetite, provides a peaceful environment, relieves tension, and is good for migraines. Promotes inner strength, wisdom, kindness, artistic talent and creativity.

Final thought - Always imagine how you want you and your occupants want to feel and experience when picking the color them in relation to your RV furniture for your mobile home.
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