Color matters: Pink jail cells and the calming effect on prisoners

“Can pink make strong men weak? Do pink jail cells create a calming effect?”
Quote in the article: “Even if a person tries to be angry or aggressive in the presence of pink, he can’t. The heart muscles can’t race fast enough. It’s a tranquilizing color that saps your energy. Even the color-blind are tranquilized by pink rooms.”

But – in another article:
“One study on how color can have a positive effect on one’s psyche is the pink prison experiment from the late 1970s (Schauss, 1979). According to the study, when inmates in Seattle, Washington, were placed in bright pink prison cells, they exhibited less aggressive traits.The findings became so widely accepted that many prisons in Canada and the U.S. immediately painted their cells the same bright pink color. However, when the same experiment was repeated a couple of years later by a researcher at York University in Toronto, the same tranquilizing effects were not detected.
The new conclusion was that the novelty of the color change generated the less aggressive effect. These findings are questionable; many of the notions about colors making people feel calm or depressed are outdated.
Although color is an integral part of design, very little empirical evidence exists to support some of the popularly held ideas about the effects of color on task performance, worker productivity, and human psychology.”


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3 Responses to Color matters: Pink jail cells and the calming effect on prisoners

  1. Jame Jacob says:

    Facebook has blue color. Scientist prove blue color effects with the human brain clock. A sunny day keeps you alert. A cloudy will keep you slouchy . To me it does not saying it does to everyone but to many it might

  2. jayhawk37 says:

    Most uses of blue are related to the idea that blue indicates reliability and trustworthiness. You will find most auto dealerships and banks use a LOT of blue in their facades.

  3. Nicholas says:

    Actually, if you look it up, the reason why Facebook is blue has nothing to do with human psychology. It was simple the colour that Zuckerberg can see the best because he is colour blind.

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