Think pink for a feeling of calm

Calming and nurturing, this colour has plenty of positive vibes.

In several studies from the early eighties, psychologists painted prison walls pink and found that angry prisoners became calmer. Bus companies painted seats pink and found that bad behavior was reduced, and when charity workers wore pink shirts, they received three times more donations.

Why? Pink is calming and nurturing, and it’s associated with femininity, sensitivity, even compassion and romance. Heard the phrases ‘in the pink’ or ‘everything’s rosy’? In Western culture pink stands for thankfulness, innocence, respect and sweetness. So if you would like a calm and comforting place in your home, why not paint your bedroom or living room a soothing shade of soft pink?