Psychology of Aesthetics
I'm very interested in the psychology of aesthetics. For instance, I think it's interesting that I am psychologically pleased by:
blue, green, cream, white, grey, reds with blue or purple tones, soft yellow (but only if is accenting the aforementioned colors)
numbers comprised of 2, 6, and/or 8
words with the "sh" sound in the last syllable: capricious, loquacious
soft edges and circles
Conversley, I get irrated by:
primary colors, combinations of brown, yellow, red, or orange, orange alone, bright pink
numbers with 1, 3, 4, or 7 (I'm a bit apathetic about 5, 9, and 0)
random words like: subpoenia, plug, moist, cataract
crumpled or wrinkled things
flat cloth like cotton sheets
The lists go on and on. Aesthetics are what make me pick up a book (by the cover, I know), buy music, stop on a person's website, etc...It's so very fascinating, and I'm such a marketing sucker.
I wish I knew someone who specialized in this area so I could get some good resources from them. There is so much crap out there on the subject, and it's difficult to wade through the literature.
I found this site, but it was so aesthetically unpleasing that I couldn't possibly trust it. Grey and red together--are you serious? Gag.