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Affects of color


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    • 1. Affects of Color By: Staci Cobabe
    • 2. In which square does the red square appear largest? Red appears more brilliant against a black background and somewhat duller against the white background. In contrast with orange, the red appears lifeless; in contrast with blue-green, it exhibits brilliance. Notice that the red square appears larger on black than on other background colors.
    • 3. RED
      • Body : increase blood pressure, stimulate adrenal gland (adrenaline)
      • Mind : can aggravate, anger, represents sexuality
    • 4. PINK
      • Body : is opposite of red, relaxes and calms
      • Mind : represents protection and warmth, unselfish Love
    • 5. ORANGE
      • Body : stimulates sexual organs, aids digestion and immune system
      • Mind : Only positives: anti-depressant, dispels self-pity, lack of self worth and unwillingness to forgive.
    • 6. YELLOW
      • Body : stimulates brain, energizes, activates lymph system, irritating to eyes when bold, 1st color our eyes see
      • Mind : Lighter shades can be comforting and cheery
    • 7. GREEN
      • Body : relaxes muscles, helps breathe deeper and slower
      • Mind : Balances and soothes emotions, feelings of comfort, laziness, relaxation, calmness.
    • 8. BLUE
      • Body : lowers blood pressure, Appetite suppressant
      • Mind : Relaxing, calming, helps eliminate insomnia
      • Darker blue helps pituitary gland, sleep cycle, and bone marrow. But too much can be depressing .
    • 9. INDIGO
      • Body : Is used sometimes as an anesthetic narcotic
      • Mind : Stimulates intuition and imagination.
    • 10. PURPLE
      • Body : Hunger suppressant, balances body’s metabolism
      • Mind : Balances the mind, transforms obsessions and fears-associated with beauty and peace.
    • 11. BROWN
      • Represents earth, solidity, and strength
      • Preferred more by men than women
      • Shades of brown help other colors appear richer & brighter
    • 12. BLACK
      • Represents power, sophistication and formality
      • Makes other colors stand out in contrast
    • 13. WHITE
      • Represents cleanliness and purity
      • White clothing and interior spaces feel cooler in warm climates
    • 14. GRAY
      • Represents independence and self reliance
      • Sometimes negative feelings = evasion or non-commitment, separation, lack of involvement, and loneliness.
      • Light grays with pastel shades = feminine
      • Darker colors = more masculine feel
      • Cool a warm palette by adding gray to rich reds or golden yellows.
      • All shades of one color, with black and white accents
      • Very clean presentation
      • Very soothing to the eye
    • 16. ANALGOUS
      • 3 colors next to each other on color wheel
      • One color is usually dominant and the others are accents
    • 17. WARM HUES
      • Reds, Oranges, Yellows and Browns
      • Add warmth and energy to setting, make room feel smaller, cozy
      • Colors pop, exciting to the eye
    • 18. COOL HUES
      • Blues, Greens, Purples, and Whites
      • Add coolness, crispness to a room, make room seem larger
      • Calming to the eye
      • BLACK & WHITE
      RED & GREEN ORANGE & BLUE YELLOW & PURPLE Colors pop, but can be overwhelming to the eye if used too much, using a different shade of one color may be better.
    • 20. Colors Based on Nature
      • Very pleasing to the eye & colors pop
    • 21.
      • “ The chief function of color should be to serve expression.”
      • ~Henri Matisse