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Affects of color

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Affects of color

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

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