We investigated whether the pairing of facial expressions of emotion with colours is consistent among different cultures, in particular between Australian and European people. Two groups, one consisting mainly of younger and the other of older people, participated in two experiments: For each of six faces, which expressed basic emotions, single colours and combinations of three colours were selected for the best visual ‘fit’ with the faces. The performance by the two groups was essentially identical. The different emotions appear well characterised by the paired colours in a similar way with the European results by Oberascher & Gallmetzer (2003), da Pos & Valentini (2005), but also with some interesting difference.

Facial Expressions, Colours and Basic Emotions

DA POS, OSVALDO;
2007

Abstract

We investigated whether the pairing of facial expressions of emotion with colours is consistent among different cultures, in particular between Australian and European people. Two groups, one consisting mainly of younger and the other of older people, participated in two experiments: For each of six faces, which expressed basic emotions, single colours and combinations of three colours were selected for the best visual ‘fit’ with the faces. The performance by the two groups was essentially identical. The different emotions appear well characterised by the paired colours in a similar way with the European results by Oberascher & Gallmetzer (2003), da Pos & Valentini (2005), but also with some interesting difference.
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