My interest in how color and mood are related began long ago when I put a quarter in a machine, turned the knob, and out popped the ring that would turn my finger green for weeks to come: the mood ring. So mysterious! So accurate! So adjustable!

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Below, you can see my favorite online visual for colors and the moods commonly associated with them. It is from Carey Jolliffe Graphic Arts, and you can read a very detailed related article on the fabulous TheUltraLinx.com here. I love how there are so many colors!


Here is another pretty graphic outlining some color moods.


In the newly emerging 2014, a big chunk of the online crochet community will be paying special attention to the relationship between mood and color, because of a wonderful project started by Instagram user Mummy_Stacey.


Here are some links related to the “Crochet Mood Blanket 2014” project:

Mummy_Stacey Instagram feed
Interested in the project? Go to this IG post and add a comment that you’re in!
Facebook Group (Request an invite to join)
Comprehensive blog post by HazelsCrochet here
My Mood Blanket 2014 progress

And a few more links with information on mood and color:

Color Psychology on Wikipedia
Color and How it Affects Your Mood at Freshome.com article here
Sensation and Perception – Color Psychology excellent and detailed article here
Pantone.com Mood and Color selector
Wix.com Color and Web Design

Cover art for this post by Design-Confidential: Mood and Emotion

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