The exciting yellow. Yellow is an exciting and fun color, suitable for an arousing environment. The brain wave results indicated higher states of arousal and conscious focus, but in extreme cases also higher stress levels. Also, both the average and max heart rates where high for yellow. The color was perceived to be suitable for breakfast experiences, perhaps to lift the mood and give an energy-boost in the morning. Yellow was also the most popular color for venues where to bring kids.

The exciting yellow. Yellow is an exciting and fun color, suitable for an arousing environment. The brain wave results indicated higher states of arousal and conscious focus, but in extreme cases also higher stress levels. Also, both the average and max heart rates where high for yellow. The color was perceived to be suitable for breakfast experiences, perhaps to lift the mood and give an energy-boost in the morning. Yellow was also the most popular color for venues where to bring kids.

The meditative green. The brain wave results indicate a revitalizing quality for the green color, with restorative deep relaxation and immune system improvement. The heart rate was also below average in this room. In line with this, the green color was described as relaxing, calm and welcoming. It was perceived to be suitable for lunch or coffee with people you know well. An environment in which to recover and heal, rather than get excited or experience romance.

The meditative green. The brain wave results indicate a revitalizing quality for the green color, with restorative deep relaxation and immune system improvement. The heart rate was also below average in this room. In line with this, the green color was described as relaxing, calm and welcoming. It was perceived to be suitable for lunch or coffee with people you know well. An environment in which to recover and heal, rather than get excited or experience romance.

The happy orange. Overall, orange was perceived as modern and fun typically associated with happy experiences together with kids and friends. On the other hand orange could also be seen as somewhat unromantic, a bit stressful and not luxurious. The brain wave and heart rate results showed that orange might be a more neutral choice compared to other strong colors such as yellow. Orange also gave mid-range indications of gamma waves, associated with learning and information processing.

The happy orange. Overall, orange was perceived as modern and fun typically associated with happy experiences together with kids and friends. On the other hand orange could also be seen as somewhat unromantic, a bit stressful and not luxurious. The brain wave and heart rate results showed that orange might be a more neutral choice compared to other strong colors such as yellow. Orange also gave mid-range indications of gamma waves, associated with learning and information processing.

The traditional brown. Brown scored low on the majority of brain wave ranges, indicating a neutral color. The delta wave range and heart rate results suggest that brown may also encourage relaxation. Brown is perceived as traditional, neutral and relaxing. Brown is perhaps not the best choice to create arousing experiences, but was perceived to be a good color for more traditional venues and easy to match with other colors.

The traditional brown. Brown scored low on the majority of brain wave ranges, indicating a neutral color. The delta wave range and heart rate results suggest that brown may also encourage relaxation. Brown is perceived as traditional, neutral and relaxing. Brown is perhaps not the best choice to create arousing experiences, but was perceived to be a good color for more traditional venues and easy to match with other colors.

The romantic red. Red that stands out and provokes powerful emotions rather than blending in. Red gave high indications in the delta and theta brain wave ranges - meaning strong emotional connection and high levels of creativity. Heart rate results were also high, indicting a stimulating environment. Perhaps not surprising, red is strongly associated with romance and evening drinks. However there is also an exciting and fun side of red.

The romantic red. Red that stands out and provokes powerful emotions rather than blending in. Red gave high indications in the delta and theta brain wave ranges - meaning strong emotional connection and high levels of creativity. Heart rate results were also high, indicting a stimulating environment. Perhaps not surprising, red is strongly associated with romance and evening drinks. However there is also an exciting and fun side of red.

The sophisticated black. Black is a color of complexity. It was perceived as luxurious, modern and sophisticated but at the same time a bit unwelcoming and boring. It was strongly perceived to be suitable for a sophisticated dinner date or evening drinks - events where you leave your kids at home. The brain wave readings indicated high levels of creativity and arousal, but also a lower level of focus – making it less appealing for business set-ups.

The sophisticated black. Black is a color of complexity. It was perceived as luxurious, modern and sophisticated but at the same time a bit unwelcoming and boring. It was strongly perceived to be suitable for a sophisticated dinner date or evening drinks - events where you leave your kids at home. The brain wave readings indicated high levels of creativity and arousal, but also a lower level of focus – making it less appealing for business set-ups.

The calm blue. The blue color gave high indications in the delta wave range, which means deeply relaxed states. High theta waves also indicate creativity and high emotional connection. This responds to the fact that blue was described welcoming, calm and relaxing. Blue was perceived to work well for a family-friendly venue to have breakfast or coffee, but not so well for a luxurious restaurant experience or a venue used for business meetings.

The calm blue. The blue color gave high indications in the delta wave range, which means deeply relaxed states. High theta waves also indicate creativity and high emotional connection. This responds to the fact that blue was described welcoming, calm and relaxing. Blue was perceived to work well for a family-friendly venue to have breakfast or coffee, but not so well for a luxurious restaurant experience or a venue used for business meetings.

The luxurious white. White stood out and yielded low indications for all brain wave ranges – indicating a neutral color and something of a blank canvas for guests’ experiences. White is also perceived as the best color for business settings. The color is seen as luxurious and modern, but scored low on aroused emotions such as fun and exciting. A color suitable to create neutral environments that do not distract from the task at hand.

The luxurious white. White stood out and yielded low indications for all brain wave ranges – indicating a neutral color and something of a blank canvas for guests’ experiences. White is also perceived as the best color for business settings. The color is seen as luxurious and modern, but scored low on aroused emotions such as fun and exciting. A color suitable to create neutral environments that do not distract from the task at hand.

The exciting yellow

The exciting yellow

The romantic red

The romantic red

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