Fearing colors and chromophobia varieties
First of all, phobias persecute people with good imagination. In some cases, these symptoms can develop into a full-scale anxiety attack. As a consequence of these signs, some people prefer isolation, which in turn leads to serious difficulties in daily life. In other cases, a person can seek a medical solution to the problem, due to constant concern about the alleged illness or imminent death.
Noteworthy, Fear of color in general, known as chromophobia, includes also sub-fears. In particular, Black – melanophobia, Purple – porphyrophobia, Yellow – xanthophobia, Red – erythrophobia, and White – leukophobia.
For example, Block was afraid of yellow color. But brave Napoleon – cats and white horses. And Ostap Bender, the hero of Ilf and Petrov was terrified by the mere mention of the black priests …
Meanwhile, actual clinical phobias to color are rare. Yet, colors can elicit hormonal responses and psychological reactions.
Phobias are obsessive pathological fears. At the same time, they can lead to varios problerms, from discomfort to overwhelming horror. Besides, we can talk about phobias only if the fear is pathological, abnormal and without a logical explanation.
According to researchers, too bright colors can cause us stress and even lead to the development of serious diseases. … Strangely enough, pure white walls also cause melancholy, apathy and depression. In addition, in large numbers, it can cause a sense of being in some state institution.
Red color gives warmth, but a long stay in its environment causes aggression and nervousness.
Violet color, depending on the saturation, can create both – a cute quiet corner, and a room of torture.
The blue color, despite the increase in the area of the room, still recalls the winter with its cold temperatures. However, if it is a dark blue (closer to black), then this color can lead to depression and anxiety.
Black color has a strong influence on the human psyche, in large quantities it causes depression, melancholy and fear.
Dark green may cause depression.
Orange color dissipates attention and prevents concentration.
Turquoise color can prone to aggressive behavior.
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