Teenagers uses a lot of black to hide identity crisis and assert their individuality, they feel that is it cool but black needs to be combined with other colors as it is not beneficial to emotional and physical development. Red is often mixed with black. It these two colors put together is considered very dramatic and expresses sexual development and intense energy. Strong blues and lime greens tends to infuse the mind with tranquility and releases tension.
For mind development and social awareness, older teens around 14-17, look for purple color. To look cool and desirable, besides metal and glass of sorts, certain fabrics like velvet and satins are preferred. Girls will start to accessorize with jewellary and boys gets car fetishes etc..
Older people tend to go for soft pastels. Eyesight problems can sometimes affect how the color be seen. Color choices can help the elderly to reflect on the past and thoughts of a spiritual future and offer warmth, harmony and security.
Colors like softer shades of reds and oranges, peaches, apricots, warm tans, terracotta and pinks are warming and can help with circulation and boost energy. Soft blues, lavender mauves and violets are colors that connect to the spiritual or reflective mood. Nursing homes tend to use soft pinky-beiges contrasted with soft blue/greens where they are usually connected with emotional support, nourishing physically, mentally soothing and peaceful. Floral patterns are used to evoke tranquility of rural life and the simplicity of times past.