Warm Colors Warm, or advancing colors, are those that resemble fire and heat. Red, red- violet, red-orange, and yellow-orange are examples of warm colors. Warm colors appear closer and are more eye catching than cool colors.
• Cool, or receding colors, are associated with peace and calm. Blue, blue-green, and blue-violets represent cool colors.• Cool colors in a composition tend to visually recede and look smaller. They are not easily seen from a distance.