The Language of Color
What is it that makes most people afraid of coordinating colors? They create safe colorless rooms in the hope of avoiding a mistake. It takes courage to have your individual style and taste characterized your room. Of course the fear is that you will make a mistake and all your work will be wasted. With a little bit of knowledge and a few simple guidelines outlined in the following articles and you can have the beautiful, colorful room you always dreamed about.
Color inspires us and affects our emotions. Dr. Max Lüscher, a Swiss professor of psychology and the inventor of the Lüscher Color Test, felt the importance of color originated when human lives were completely governed by day and night. Daylight brings sunshine, higher temperatures, warm colors, action, movement and an increase in metabolic rate. Night brings darkness and cool hues, along with rest, inactivity and the metabolic rate slows
The emotions are greatly affected by the colors that surround us. To find the colors that you will be happy with, take a look at what you wear. We dress ourselves in the colors that we like and look good in. You may find your color inspiration in a work of art, a picture, or the beauty of nature. The simplest advice I can give you is choose the colors you love and you will be pleased with the outcome.
passion and drama in a room. Many restaurants use red because
of the studies showing it stimulates the appetite. Someone
that uses red is self-confident.
Signifies mystery, drama, and formality. It is said that every
room should have a touch of black.
Warmth and energy. Although this color is frequently used in
nurseries, studies have shown it actually agitates babies.
Relaxing, cooling. Many institutions tend to use this for a
Balance and calming Green is a color that blends with any
color tone as long as it is the right tone.
Royalty. A color loved by many little girls that has found its
way into grown up rooms as well. Striking color combination
with warm gold.
about the most common terms you will need to know when
Colors – Red, blue, and yellow. All colors are a combination
of the primary colors.
Colors – Orange, green and violet. Secondary colors lie midway
between the primary colors on the color wheel. These colors
evolve from combining primary colors, i.e. red and yellow
result in orange.
Colors – Red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green,
blue-violet, are of combination of primary and secondary
Colors- Red-violet and yellow green are intermediate colors
because they are composed of a warm and cool color.
Black, white and gray are not found on the color wheel but
most mixed colors will contain a portion of one or more of
Another word for color. Red is hue; green is a hue, etc.
Refers to the lightness and darkness of a color. Navy is a
dark value of blue; mint green is a light value of green.