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Colors, libido and other body functions

How do you choose your wall colors? Or what color do you want your sofa to be? How do you make that decision?

I had a friend back in high school who painted his room orange. He had read from some magazine that scientific experiments showed that orange increased the libido of geese by seven percent, and he thought that for some reason it would be a smart move to follow the example. I don't know what the effect was on him - he was a young man, not a goose. And normally teenage boys really don't need any boost for their libido.

Color can also be used as a healing method, suggested some ancient Chinese therapists. This practice was known as chromotherapy and here's something about this treatment:

-Red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.

-Yellow was thought to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.

-Orange was used to heal the lungs and to increase energy levels.

-Blue was believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain.

-Indigo shades were thought to alleviate skin problems.

More from here: http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/colorpsych.htm

An orange bedroom in Singapore. The Normal Room member who posted it wrote that it's his old bachelor's pad (wink wink nudge nudge).

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