Friday, April 8, 2011

Colors Symbolism and Effect on People

Different colours have different effect on people, their mood and feelings. Some colours evoke romantic feelings, others - aggression or aloofness. Knowledge about colours effect and symbolism helps to choose the right color in paintings, interior design and fashion.

Red is the most emotionally intense color. It fastens heartbeat and breathing. It is also the colour of love and passion. Excessive red can evoke aggression. In art, red is usually used as an accent as it always attracts attentions. It is used to spur people’s actions for example for sales purpose.

Pink is the most romantic colour. It is the colour of youth, tenderness, naivety and carelessness. Pink surrounding is very tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink to make their opponents lose energy.

Blue is the colour of sky and sea. Deep blue symbolizes mystery. The effect of blue colour is opposite to red. It calms and relaxes people. It is widely used for bedrooms and kids’ rooms. It is peaceful and tranquil; however, it can be cold and depressing. Studies show that people are more productive in blue rooms.

Green symbolizes nature, life, fertility. Brides in middle ages wore green dresses that implied fertility. Deep green is the colour of wealth. Green is most popular colour in decoration. It is calming and refreshing colour. Green also improves vision and relaxes eyes.

Yellow colour always attracts attentions. At the same time it is the most difficult color for eyes to take in. Yellow increases concentration and speeds metabolism. This sunny color always associated with warmth and optimism. However, it is noticed that babies cry in yellow rooms more often and people loose their tempers often when they are surrounded by yellow color.

Solid, reliable brown is the colour of earth and nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men favour brown colour more often than women.

Purple symbolizes royalty, luxury, wealth, and sophistication. Light purple is more romantic, dark – is more philosophic.

Black is the colour of authority and power. It is stylish and timeless. It is widely used in fashion as black clothes are never out of time and make people look thinner. It also implies devotion to a person or to religion. A woman dressing black can imply submission to a man.

White colour symbolizes innocence and purity.

1 comment:

  1. what a terrific post on color! thank you for sharing it with us! :)