Exploring Color Theoryby Christi Collins
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Can color affect behavior, impact marketing, impact learning and behavior, vary in meaning across countries?
Nature, ecology and the environment. www.colormatters.com Green signifies growth, rebirth, and fertility. In Muslim countries, & in Ireland, a lucky color. It was the color of the heavens China
Happiness, optimism, enlightenment, creativity, sunshine and spring. www.colormatters.com Curious Yellow Have you noticed that yellow is often missing in action in the colorful offerings of kitchen appliances and electronic devices? Asi
Energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth and good health. www.colormatters.com The Meanings of Orange. Orange is vibrant. It’s hot, healthy, fruity and engaging – but it can be abrasive and crass. It’s a polarizing color. People eit
Passion, violence, danger, anger and adventure. www.colormatters.com The Meanings of Red Red is the color of extremes. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. Our prehistoric
Trust, loyalty, cleanliness and understanding. www.colormatters.com The Meanings of Blue: Blue is the favorite color of all people. It’s nature’s color for water and sky, but is rarely found in fruits and vegetables.
Nobility, luxury, royalty, magic, mystery, spirituality, creativity and dignity. www.colormatters.com The Meanings of Purple. Purple’s rarity in nature and the expense of creating the color and has given purple a supernatural aura for centuries. Purple is
Why are school buses yellow?
What advantage do green exit signs provide in a smoke-filled environment?
Why is blue the favorite color across many cultures?
Why is purple the hardest color for the eye to discriminate? View this visual to explore the answer. www.michaelbach.de Demonstration of Jeremy Hinton's 'Lilac Chaser'
How can color impact marketing? www.helpscout.net The psychology of color will forever be a fascinating topic. Why, then, does writing on “color psychology” feel so shallow?
Color Theory in Design www.sitepoint.com Design Principles 101Color Theory 101Typography 101Grid-Based Layouts 101The Essential Guide to Blend Modes in PhotoshopFirst impressions are everything. How you look and how you present yourself can determine how you are perceived. The same goes for our design work. The impression that our work gives depends on a myriad of different factors. One of the …
How does the color red make a product more appealing to customers? www.webexhibits.org Pigments through the Ages - History
The Importance of Color Theory www.ehow.com Color theory is the collected understanding of the importance of color on a visual plane and its impact on the viewer. Color theory is particularly relevant to artists such as architects, photographers, painters, interior decorators, animators, print makers and graphic artists. Color theory is used to strengthen a design and maximize its potential.
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The 10 commandments of Color Theory www.youthedesigner.com
Color Emotion Guide themetapicture.com Share with your friends...
Color Psychology Guide www.amara.com Psychology of Colour…
Psychology of Colors in Marketing visual.ly Color can greatly impact a person's mood and willingness to take interest in a product or service. Take a look at how color has been used by companies
Color Codes for Web Safe Colors
Why are orange sports cars more appealing?
Color Theory for Designers www.smashingmagazine.com In the previous two parts of this series on color theory, we talked mostly about the [meanings behind colors](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/28/color-theory-for-designers-part-1-the-meaning-of-color/) and [color terminology](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/02/color-theory-for-designers-part-2-understanding-concepts-and-terminology/). While this information is important, I'm sure a lot of people were wondering when we were going to get into the nitty-gritty of actually creating some color schemes. [Content Update: August 2017] [![colorwheel](https://cloud.netlifyusercontent.com/assets/344dbf88-fdf9-42bb-adb4-46f01eedd629/7b1c068f-2e8d-4201-845d-8623ba8704f2/colorwheel.jpg "colorwheel")](https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/08/color-theory-for-designer-part-3-creating-your-own-color-palettes/) That's where Part 3 comes in. Here I'll be talking about **methods for creating your own color schemes, from scratch**. I'll cover the traditional color scheme patterns (monochrome, analogous, complementary, etc.) as well as how to create custom schemes that aren't based strictly on any one pattern. By the end of this article, you'll have the tools and skills to start creating beautiful color palettes for your own design projects. The best way to improve your skills is to practice, so why not set yourself a goal of creating a new color scheme every day?
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