Here’s Why You Feel Cold Even Indoors At 68°F


Hey there, fellow chill-seekers and warmth aficionados! It’s Sarah Jensen, your Austin-based companion through the labyrinth of entertainment, technology, and, today, the chilly mysteries of indoor climates. Ever wondered why, despite cranking up the heat, you’re still shivering under your comfiest blanket while indoors? Well, buckle up because we’re about to dive into the cool (pun intended) science behind why 68°F can feel more like the heart of winter in your living room.

First off, let’s get one thing straight: when it comes to feeling hot or cold, we’re all a bit like snowflakes—unique in our own way. That’s right, the temperature game isn’t one-size-fits-all. But why is that? Well, it turns out our individual responses to temperature are as varied as our tastes in Netflix series.

Did you know that the colors around you can trick your body into feeling warmer or cooler? Yep, a fascinating study from 2016 uncovered that rooms painted in warm hues like fiery red make us feel cozier, while those decked out in cool tones like sky blue can leave us reaching for the nearest sweater. So, next time you’re contemplating a room makeover, remember that color choice could be the difference between cozy and frosty.

The Washington Post points out another wardrobe malfunction—literally. Our choice of indoor attire plays a crucial role in how warm or cool we feel. This might explain why your favorite summer shorts aren’t cutting it in the middle of January, even indoors. It’s all about dressing for the indoor season, folks.

Beyond the psychological interplay of colors and clothes, the physical world around us has its say too. Experts in home living remind us that cold walls, high humidity, and drafts are the unholy trinity of indoor chill. These elements can drastically affect how warm or cool our living spaces feel, and not in a good way if you’re aiming for cozy.

And let’s talk about the elephant in the room—poor insulation. It’s like living in a colander; energy just keeps leaking out, leaving us to contend with a persistent draft that no amount of hot cocoa can combat. It’s a stark reminder of the importance of a well-sealed home.

Ultimately, our temperature perception is deeply personal. It’s shaped by a myriad of factors, from the colors we surround ourselves with to the snugness of our homes. It’s a fascinating blend of psychology, personal preference, and physical reality.

So, dear readers, how do you keep cozy when the indoor chill hits? Got any color schemes or home hacks that turn your space into a warm haven? Share your thoughts and let’s keep the conversation (and the warmth) flowing. Remember, in the world of indoor climates, knowledge, and a good pair of socks, are power.

Stay warm, stay informed, and stay tuned for more insights from your Austin-based guide to all things cool and cozy.

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Mary Aldreen

At 32, Mary Aldreen is an American content writer whose heart beats to the rhythm of music and the dazzle of celebrity life. Born in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Mary was always at the epicenter of where music meets fame. Her passion for music started early, attending live concerts and music festivals, where she not only fell in love with melodies and lyrics but also became fascinated by the stories of those who create them.