2.20.2007

Color Meaning


I took this picture of lifevests when I was in the Bahamas. Lately I have been obsessed with the color ORANGE. Which led me to google it and learn what the meaning behind it is. Here are some other definitions of color.

ORANGE combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people.

RED is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.

YELLOW is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms.

GREEN is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision.

BLUE is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite.

PURPLE combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Light purple is a good choice for a feminine design. You can use bright purple when promoting children's products.

WHITE is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity.

BLACK is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery. When designing for a gallery of art or photography, you can use a black or gray background to make the other colors stand out.

2 comments:

Ida said...

wow....that's a lot of writing for a visual person! I love orange too!

Jen L. said...

I love this. Interesting and helpful for decorating. Useful tidbit about the color yellow and babies.
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