Colors and its effects

Specialists in the fields of medicine, psychology, and pseudoscience; the shades of each color have an extremely strong influence on the mood of a person. Color holds such an immense influence over our lives. Below are the associations for each basic color.

Yellow – spring, summer, flowers, sunshine, high level of cheerfulness and increased levels of mental activity.

Red – extreme levels of energy, boost the respiration and heart rate.

Green – healthiness, and the easiest color for the brain to process.

Blue – soothe, calm people, induces restfulness; brain releases chemicals that are known to calm the body.

White – simplicity, purity, organization, and makes spaces seems to open larger.

Pink – lowers heart rate, reducing the blood pressure, inducing calming thoughts, and increasing intimacy.

Black – mystery, power, certain degree of seriousness, invoke feelings of control

Orange – mental and physical appetite, treatment of breathing problems, overcoming low levels of energy, circulation in the body, improves concentration.

Brown – natural aspects of the world, evokes a very strong sense of safety and increases comfort levels.

Violet – increase mindfulness, success to those that indulge in creative visualization.

For Thermalabs tanning solutions, brown and its soft tone; tan, is the prized color. On the RGB color scale brown is sRGBB (150, 75, 0). Mainly red and green, no blue. Tan on the RGB color scale sRGBB (210, 180, 140). You can say that tan is 210 points of energy, 180 points of health, and 140 points of calm.

Tan is the pale tone of brown and is derived from tannum (oak bark) used in the tanning of leather. This is the color of United States Army Rangers beret and  Canada’s Canadian Special Operations Regiment and Joint Task Force 2.

The main variations of tan are sandy tan, (r, g, b)(253, 217, 181), tan (Crayola) (r, g, b)(250, 167, 108), windsor tan (r, g, b)(167, 85, 2),and tuscan tan (r, g, b)(166, 123, 91).

Recent studies show that tanned skin is more attractive compared the pale white. That is for today’s way of living. In the past, before the industrial revolution (1760 to 1820 and 1840), pale white skin is favored because it shows wealth while tanned colored skin shows poverty; laborers bask under the sun while the wealthy stay under the shade.

Determining your skin tone and how to combine

The simplest is to use a plain white piece of paper. Hold the paper to your face and compare the contrast. If your skin looks yellowish, greenish, or light brown, then you likely have a warm skin tone. If your skin looks pink, rosy, or blue, then you have a cool skin tone. If your skin looks gray or ashen, then you are a neutral skin tone.

Another way geeky way to determine your skin tan is by comparing it to the standard color scales. You will need good natural light, a calibrated computer monitor and a mirror. Go to and find your matching skin tone. From there, follow the suggested color combinations.