Colour Experience


Sharing our research

Academic Journals

Jonauskaite, D., Abdel-Khalek, A. M., Abu-Akel, A., Al-Rasheed, A. S., Antonietti, J.-P., Ásgeirsson, Á. G., Atitsogbe, K. A., Barma, M., Barratt, D., Bogushevskaya, V., Bouayed Meziane, M. K., Chamseddine, A., Charernboom, T., Chkonia, E., Ciobanu,T., Corona Cabrera, V., Creed, A., Dael, N., Daouk, H., Dimitrova, N., Doorenbos, C. B., Fomins, S., Fonseca-Pedrero, E., Gaspar, A., Gizdic, A., Griber, Y. A., Grimshaw, G. M., Hasan, A. A., Havelka, J., Hirnstein, M., Karlsson, B. S., Jejoong, K., Konstantinou, N., Laurent, E., Lindeman, M., Manav, B., Marquardt, L., Mefoh, P., Mroczko-Wąsowicz, A., Mutandwa, P., Muthusi, S., Ngabolo, G., Oberfeld, D., Papadatou-Pastou, M., Perchtold, C. M., Pérez-Albéniz, A., Pouyan, N., Rashid Soron, T., Roinishvili, M., Romanyuk, L., Salgado Montejo, A., Sultanova, A., Tau, R., Uusküla, M., Vainio, S., Vargas, V., Volkan, E., Wąsowicz, G., Zdravković, S., Zhang, M., & Mohr, C. (in press). The sun is no fun without rain: Natural environments affect how we feel about yellow across 55 countries. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

Jonauskaite, D., Wicker, J., Mohr, C., Dael, N., Havelka, J., Papadatou-Pastou, M., Zhang, M., & Oberfeld, D. (2019). A machine learning approach to quantify the specificity of colour-emotion associations and their cultural differences. Royal Society Open Science, 6(9), 190741.

Griber, Y., Jonauskaite, D., & Mohr, C. (2019). Цвета эмоций: экспериментальное исследование ассоциативных связей в современном русском языке [Colors of emotions: experimental investigation of associative connections in the contemporary Russian language]. Litera, 8(1), 69-86.                 

Jonauskaite, D., Althaus, B., Dael, N., Dan-Glauser, E., & Mohr, C. (2019). What color do you feel? Color choices are driven by mood. Color Research & Application, 44(2), 272-284. (full text)

Jonauskaite, D., Dael, N., Parraga, C. A., Chèvre, L., García-Sánchez, A. & Mohr, C. (in press). Stripping #The Dress: The importance of contextual information on inter-individual differences in colour perception. Psychological Research. (full text)

Jonauskaite, D., Dael, N., Chèvre, L., Althaus, B., Tremea, A., Charalambides, L. & Mohr, C. (2019). Pink for girls, red for boys, and blue for both genders: Colour preferences in children and adults. Sex Roles, 80(9), 630-642. (full text)

Jonauskaite, D., Mohr, C., Antonietti, J. P., Spiers, P., Althaus, B., Anil, S. & Dael, N. (2016). Most and least preferred colours differ according to object context: New insights from unrestricted colour range. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0152194.

Dael, N., Perseguers, M.-N., Marchand, C., Antonietti, J.-P., & Mohr, C. (2015). Put on that colour, it fits your emotion: Colour appropriateness as a function of expressed emotion. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2006), 218(October), 1–12.

Dael, N., Sierro, G., & Mohr, C. (2013). Affect-related synesthesias: a prospective view on their existence, expression and underlying mechanisms. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(October), 754. 


Book Chapters

                      Mohr, C., Jonauskaite, D., Dan-Glauser, E. S., Uusküla, M., & Dael, N. (2018). Unifying research on colour and emotion: Time for a cross-cultural survey on emotion associations with colour terms. In L. W. MacDonald, C. P. Biggam, & G. V Paramei (Eds.), Progress in Colour Studies: Cognition, language, and beyond (pp. 209–222). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.


Media Coverage

Mohr, C. (2019). Changer les couleurs pour améliorer son bien-être? [Change colours to improve one’s well-being?]. eSSPace recherche. Retrieved from

Mohr, C. & Poinsot, N. (2019). Les rencontres de l'Anthropos Café, Christine Mohr et Nicolas Poinsot [Anthropos Café encounters, Christine Mohr and Nicolas Poinsot]. UNILTV. Retrieved from

Alleva, J. (2018). Blue Is For Boys AND Girls. What your favourite color reveals about your ideas about gender. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

Mohr, C. (2018). L’influence des couleurs sur notre quotidien [Colour influence on our everyday life]. On en parle, Avis d’Experts, RTS. Retrieved from

Roux, P. (2017). Une chercheuse de l’Unil obtient un subside Doc.CH pour sa these [UNIL researcher obtains a Doc.CH grant for her thesis]. News UNIL. Retrieved from