Colour Coded Emotions
Emotions can be identified by colour, like red (anger, embarrassment) or blue (shyness, sadness, calm), yellow (happiness)
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met
But loving him was red
-- Taylor Swift, "Red"
- Red: Anger, embarrassment, passionate, and lustful.
- Blue: Shyness, sad, and calmness.
- Yellow: Cowardice, happiness, or caution.
- Green: Disgust, envy, sickness, friendly, or greedy.
- Grey: Depression and emotionless.
- Black: Cold or mournful.
- Pink: Cheery, embarrassed, and love.
- White: Sick, shocked, scared, cold, and mournful
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- In Ah! My Goddess, Belldandy can see Keichi's moods as colored auras.
- The Green Lantern series has the Emotional Spectrum, which associates a specific color to an emotion, and these emotions are what power up the lantern rings. Red is Anger, Orange is Greed, Yellow is Fear, Green is Willpower, Blue is Hope, Indigo is Compassion, and Violet is Love. There is also White and Black, representing Life and Death itself.
- The Mystery of the Third Planet had an animal which changed color depending on emotion.
- Warhammer and Warhammer 40K: The four Chaos gods are the embodiments of a specific emotion felt by sentient creatures. Khorne (rage) is red, Tzeentch (hope) is blue, Slaanesh (desire) is either pink/purple, and Nurgle (despair) is green.
- In Fallout 2 with the Empathy perk you see in blue what responses will get a calm reaction, red for anger, and the regular green for neutral.
- Golden Sun uses little emoticons to represent character's emotions. Red for angry, yellow for happy, and blue for sad.
- In Star Wars: The Old Republic the Sith Warrior and Inquisitor, classes that draw their power from rage, glow red when using their 'recovery' move. Jedi doing an equivalent move glow golden or blue instead.
- Athena from Ace Attorney has a necklace computer that acts as an emotion reader, defaulting to her own emotions.
- An episode of the Aladdin TV series had the characters enchanted by colored gemstones which instilled them with corresponding emotions--blue for depression, green for envy, yellow for fear, etc.
- An episode on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, where Jimmy gets banned in the science fair, features a device that detects emotion through colour and music genre. For instance, when Cindy feels happy, the device shines yellow as it plays a sunny tune; when she spots Jimmy, the colour turns red as the music shifts to heavy metal; and while she feels regret and accidentally puts her hand on the device, it turns blue and plays, well, Blues.
- Kim Possible: The Moodulator, a device that fully changes emotion, is coded by colour. E.g, purple for random, blue for sadness, pink for love, and red for rage.
- Black clothing is typically used to indicate that one is in mourning. The connection of black color and grief is so strong, that wearing anything besides black in a funeral can be taken as a huge insult.
- Helen Keller used a variant of this to answer questions when she gave lectures. People often asked her, "Can you tell the difference between two colors?" and she would reply "Sometimes I feel blue and sometimes I see red."
- Chameleons and other color-changing reptiles often do this to reflect their state of calmness, aggression, sexual interest, or fear, not just to blend into the background.
- Averted with so-called "mood" rings which respond simply to changes in temperature. Nothing else. In fact, the same chemicals are occasionally used for cheap stick-on temperature gauges. They were promoted as "mood" rings on the false assumption that a person's body temperature would rise with increasing relaxation and become lower with tension. They don't work because the body doesn't work like that.
- As an addition to the placebo effect of taking prescribed (but still placebo) drugs, differently coloured ones subconsciously make the patient feel more calm when blue and more confident/ strong when red.
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