Boost Your Imagination And Creativity By Staring At This Color
Want to jump start your imagination? Wear something green. Scientists found the color of leaves, grass and “go” on traffic lights sparks creativity. They are even calling it “the green effect.” Researchers tested the power of colors by showing a group of test subjects a white rectangle and another group a green rectangle before giving them a creative task. The green subjects ended up with more imaginative and innovative results. Green also proved superior when pitted against red, blue and gray. “Green may serve as a cue that evokes the motivation to strive for improvement and task mastery, which in turn may facilitate growth,” concludes study head Dr. Stephanie Lichtenfeld, assistant professor of psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Still, she cautions against going wild and painting your house green and buying a green wardrobe because the influence of the color is subtle. She also noted that the most powerful “green effect” was produced by the shade of the color seen on pine trees.