Wednesday, May 03, 2006

DOES THE COLOUR OF YOUR WALLS MAKE YOU FAT?

COLOURS, SCENTS, LIGHTING CAN AFFECT HOW YOU EAT


Does the way you've decorated your home help determine whether or not you gain weight?

New research suggest that the colours of your walls, particularly in the kitchen, the strength of lighting and even the scented candles you burn at home can have a big impact on what you eat, how often you chow down and just how much food you pack away.

Apparently blues and greens are "cooling colours" and can lower your appetite.

Low lighting in your kitchen and dining room can encourage you to eat more, and the smell of vanilla and mint "may actually reduce or calm your appetite".

Not if it's vanilla ice-cream your smelling, though.

Even music affects how fast you eat. The slower the beat, the less you eat.

Go here for a bit more about this.

And here's some interesting message board discussions
on how colour affects appetite, mental states and whether or not you might buy something.

This is a link to a Wikipedia entry on Colour Psychology

1 comment:

lemon_golfer said...

I was interested to read your article on what determines appetite - especially the sentance about music. Myself and Mrs Blister always eat our main evening meal whilst listening to military band marching music. The constant 100 beats per minute of the big bass drum is a perfect quide for one's mastication

chin chin!

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