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A Guide to Colours And It´s Functions

Here is a guide to colours and It´s functions. The colours have emotions and cultural aspects very closed connected. When you do a design you must bare in mind some basic things about colours. They also differ from various parts of the world, but it´s a rough guide.

A Guide to Colours And It´s Functions

Black is the colour of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God

White symbolizes innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer colour. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.

Red is the most emotionally intense colour, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the colour of love.  In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.

Blue is the colour of the sky and the ocean. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms.

Green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest colour on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing colour. People waiting to appear on TV sit in “green rooms” to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth.

Yellow is cheerful and sunny and is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic colour people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult colour for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

Purple is the colour of royalty, purple implies luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.

Brown implies solid, reliable brown is the colour of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather.

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