What is your favorite color? Why? If you're like, well everyone, it's likely you've never stopped to really think about why your favorite color is what it is. Our feelings on color are deeply personal, and are largely associated with experiences, both good and bad. Color, like smells calls on memories associated with certain colors to evoke feelings. While many color associations are in fact personal, there are some general guidelines for why certain colors promote different emotions.
If you're looking to give yourself an extra edge for workouts, or reduce the stress of a busy day we've got a few suggestions:
Green- Gives us the feeling of being in a natural environment. For days when you have to hit the treadmill, but long to be on a quiet trail give Cactus Green a try! Slipping into this nice bright green is sure to get you feeling invigorated and refreshed, ready to tackle that indoor workout.
Red- This power color is perfect for days when you're just not feeling it. Whether you're working on less than 4 hours of sleep, or maybe you know you've really got to nail this workout; Ruby Red is the perfect color to encourage you to go all out!
Blue- Are you in it for the long haul? Endurance athletes often gravitate towards blue tones because the wavelengths of this color are shorter inspiring a feeling of light and airiness. Helps your legs feel light, and put a little pep in your step with Glacier Blue, Tropical Blue, or even Sea Green when you head out on your next long run.
Pink- Rest day? We've got you covered. Bubble Gum and Coral are the perfect colors to help you relax. Interestingly, light pink hues aid in muscle relaxation, anger relief, and tension reduction. Relaxing colors combined with Caterpy's flexible bump technology are the perfect pairing for relaxed feet.
The magic of color psychology isn't magic at all, it's science. Whatever goals you set, and whatever the day throws at you give yourself the upper hand when you optimize your day with color!