We begin to see here how colors from images are distributed in Lab space. This will give you an insight into how your eyes/brain perceive color.
Click on any picture and see the distribution of color in Lab space. The colors are reduced to 5 distinct colors representing the much larger spread of color distribution that you will see initially on click
Each image occupies a color region represented here by 5 colors. Since your brain has been subjected from birth to specific patterns of color distribution, it associates each particular distribution to particular object or emotion. Hence, it is regions of color, not particular colors, which trigger emotive responses as it associates them with millions of visual images that your brain has proceed from the time you started seeing.
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