If you’re stumped, think green. Yup, Kermit’s favorite color may actually get our creative juices flowing, according to a recent study. The study in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin asked 69 men and women to take two minutes to come up with as many uses for a tin can as they could. Before the time started, half the group was shown a white rectangle, and the other half a green one. After the two minutes, a trained coder rated each idea for its creativity. The findings? Participants who saw green before the test came up with the more interesting, imaginative answers. Coincidence that money is also green?
I now wonder ‘why’ money is green too! I know I have all kinds of creative juices flowing when it comes to how to spend the ‘green!’ I have always wanted to write a book on day too, and now I am thinking that maybe I should paint my now ‘purple office’ green instead! Maybe if I change the color of my office to green, I will feel more creative and get started on my book, which has been on my ‘bucket list’ for quite some time!
Do you believe that colors make a difference for creativity and moods?