“When you start secretly preferring a depressed person over a happy one just so you can have a purpose to stay, you realize how wrong is the place you’re standing in.”
In life, people want everything to be black and white. There should be a right and a wrong. A yes and a no. Nothing should be complicated. If only life were that simple. A OEL webcomic manga from an artist living in the Middle East touches on the ambiguity of life with “Grey is…” Using her fascination with psychology, dee Juusan shows that being complicated is something that makes us alive.
So… I was just wondering why so many candy wrappers are the color orange (Kit Kats, Reese’s… Oh, maybe that’s it… Anyway.), so I decided to look up the psychology of color, and some of the results for orange were physical comfort and security. This is why people eat their feelings.
MORADO: Tiene caracteristicas de seductor y, aveces, indiferente. Las personas asociadas con este color conectan también con los impulsos musicales y artísticos, el misterio y la sensibilidad a la belleza y los grandes ideales, inspirán sensibilidad, espiritualidad y compasión.
Psicologicamente esta relacionado con el misterio.
PURPLE: Has characteristics of seductive and sometimes indifferent. The people associated with this color also connected with musical and artistic impulses, mystery and sensitivity to beauty and high ideals one, inspired sensitivity, spirituality and compassion.
with the inevitable grey shawl pinned round her, and 1881
between the inevitable grey-stone walls 1884
often the thought of… inevitable. Grey…
and of the conditions and character 1886
do nothing more than prescribe the inevitable grey 1886
a failure was inevitable, Gray, a few days before 1895
the meeting was inevitable. Grey was 1901
Here and there, on the margin of the river,
is a narrow strip of the inevitable grey 1901
want life and brightness,
this deficiency may be due to the inevitable grey 1909
seems inevitable. Gray 1910
Evening is inevitable. Gray began 1910
and he did not wait long before he determined that its indefinite suspension, was inevitable. Grey 1914
he had no conception of the virtues which made her growth inevitable. Grey 1917
it is impossible to do more than prescribe the inevitable grey 1918
in walking-skirt and blouse of the inevitable grey 1914
Why do we turn to the inevitable grey?
A brilliant architect, speaking on an analogous subject recently,
said that we were afraid of color,
and fear was always grey. 1919
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“Older Switzerland,” in All the Year Round (December 6, 1884) : 197-203 (200)
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C. Hanbury Williams. “Fifteen Hundred Miles on Fresh Water,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (January 1901) : 49-63 (58)
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ex Maternity and Child Welfare (snippet only)
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Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing as color. Whether you are selecting the color for a product or for your email marketing campaign, color has tremendous impact on all of us. Subconsciously, we associate different colors with different things.
This infographic examines the psychology of color and looks at some common associations of different colors. It shows the overall importance of…
Does a specific color indicate a specific emotion?
So, I’ve spent a lot of the last decade thinking, writing, talking and speaking about color. One of the things that I thought would be more clear in talking to creative people about color would be the emotional impact of specific colors.
While colors certainly deliver valuable story and emotional clues, the question among colorists and directors of photography is whether a specific color provides a specific emotional cue that is the same for all people. Most colorists believe that color cues are dependent on context and culture.
I’ve read that for Scandinavians, cool colors are more romantic, and the forced warmth of “Hollywood” romance goes against their cultural color values. Similarly, while Americans might think yellow could indicate cowardice, for Asians, yellow is a heroic color. The Chinese consider yellow the most beautiful of all colors. Another common difference is black as the color of mourning in “the West” while white serves the same purpose for China and many other Asian cultures.
Berit Bergström is the Managing Director of the Scandinavian Color School and President of the International Color Association. She says that pastels have been big with Scandinavians since the early 1800s, but certain specific hues may be part of the culture.
In addition to cultural differences, many of the people I spoke to believed that any color can act as a cue for any emotional or story point as long as the audience was clued in to the meaning of the color. This is similar to musical cues where the audience is shown a character or emotion and then the musical cue can act as a reference for that emotion or character throughout the rest of the movie. The counter argument for this widespread belief amongst the people I have interviewed is an entire tome devoted to the color cues of Hollywood called “If It’s Purple, Someone’s Gonna Die.” This book is one of the bibliographic references in my book, “The Art and Technique of Color Correction.” The book purports that it can help filmmakers make “the right color selections for their films, and helps movie buffs understand why they feel the way they do while watching movies that incorporate certain colors.”
Despite the ambiguity of color cues, marketers are much more convinced that these cues deliver emotional and psychological payloads that can influence audiences in very specific ways.
Here is a personally curated list of websites that provide information on the psychology of color. The first two links have very nice infographics. Note that the infographics are designed for interior decorators and graphics designers, not necessarily film and video professionals.
http://People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms. Read more: Color Psychology — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/colors1.html#ixzz1UBoArncJ
The odd thing is, as much as we understand about color, there are some standard things that we do not really comprehend. The “Why?” behind, “why does color impact state of mind”, is one that we do not totally know. While a lot of fundamental knowledge is understood about color psychology, it’s actually type of surprising how many of the proof is experience based because not almost as much empirical research study has actually been done as you would anticipate even though it’s used everyday from city planning and traffic lights to our own home when we’re choosing colors for home renovations.
Nevertheless even if there isn’t a verified biological factor for why color affects our state of mind, there are actually some quite good answers. Well, at least partial responses, anyhow.
One is that color is connected to sense. Sight is among the 5 senses, and color is a natural way to translate what you’re seeing and to differentiate something from another. That sets the basis. Beyond that, there’s no concern that cultural significance and cultural traditions play a significant part in how state of minds respond or change based on color.3.
If these 2 things don’t comprise the full factor why color impacts state of mind, then they are certainly going to be the two largest elements that create influence. To the best of our understanding, that is why color can have such an effect on state of mind, though any physiological factors are still rather of a secret.
No one will be shocked to find out that marketing and marketing experts have actually dived into studying how clients and customers respond to different colors.4 Those are markets that are always searching for a little bit of impact and there is plenty blogged about colors in marketing.
What about more extensive studies? How is joy connected to color? Exist delighted colors? Are there unhappy colors? Perhaps most significantly: how can any of this knowledge in fact be used in order to help make us happier in our everyday life?
The initial step is comprehending the idea of cool colors versus warm colors. While these terms are frequently used in art classes they really offer a truly interesting insight into how color impacts people in everyday life. This makes a great deal of sense when you think about. Who has a more vested interest in understanding how individuals connect with colors than real artists?
Remember that once again these are general declarations that can change based on color, but usually there are some things in common. Warm colors can be brighter like red or yellow, which can actually encourage a bit of stimulation and are good in minimal quantities. Too much can be bothersome or irritating. However, if you find yourself just a bit fatigued, a touch out of energy, seeming like you’re missing out on a little stimulate of some kind, a reasonable infusion of warm colors might be the ticket to assist unconsciously press you back towards that little spark of happiness once again.
So what does this mean for the so-called cool colors?
These tend to be popular when looking for a calming or peaceful impact, 2 things that might not be the very same as joy however for many individuals, the two will go hand in hand. There’s even some potential science behind this belief seeing as how the eye focuses the color green (and similar blues on the spectrum) on the retina.
Blue has actually been found cross-culturally to be one of the consistently preferred colors. This makes blue a potentially extremely powerful color when it comes to encouraging relaxation and setting up the structure for happiness.
On the other hand, if you desire some innovative energy and charge because you’re happier, active and appealing, go darker with purple. Purple is that mix of red and blue that provides some peace and calm, and some stimulation and encouragement. This is possibly a quite remarkable mix for the best person.
The unusual thing is, as much as we understand about color, there are some standard things that we don’t actually understand. While a lot of standard knowledge is understood about color psychology, it’s really kind of surprising how most of the proof is experience based because not nearly as much empirical research study has actually been done as you would expect.
Sight is one of the 5 senses, and color is a natural method to analyze what you’re seeing and to distinguish one thing from another. The first action is understanding the concept of warm colors versus cool colors. Remember that once again these are basic declarations that can alter based on color, but on average there are some things in common.
Have questions from previous answers
Go Back. Look at exams. Cheat maybe. Probably
Enough. Be in class
Charts on charts on charts
Bring with you… colors!
Great! Great! Great!
Dom Dom Dom!
Fill in the grids. Fingertips
Rules must not be used
Write on your hand
Methods and madnesses
References for cheating
11th! You are a day!
Pile up your weeks. harvest harvest harvest
Keep Keep Keep
Things are not as they seem
Things on your mind
You are a fussy thing
You are odd
Opposite temperatures are high energy!
Mike Wazowski! You didn’t turn in your paperwork!
Complicated. Combinations. Complexities
Partners agree on black & white
Partners are enemies
Waste time. Waste time. Waste time.
Yellow is a color of intellect
Process. Digest. Psychotic episodes.
Texts on textbooks
Analyze because we care
Appreciate loose fashion
Shots. Shots. Shorts. SHORTS?
Colors don’t scream.
Unusual days for assessments
We don’t judge judges
Ambiverts? Vert… Fluctuations?
Cover your sources!
Looser test? Lose your test? Lucier Test
Change. Notice. Change.
Pink is ok. You’re perfectly ok!
Never like blues. Violets too
Circumstance, Circumference. Circumnavigation
Let’s do the book!
Scribbles and crosses for preparations
Thoughts are together. Together. together
A lovely display of colors
Wasted efforts are appreciated
Above and BEYOND! beyond. beyond.
You didn’t turn in your paperwork!
Rip off inspiration
Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb!
Yarns are made from sheep. Or yarn trees.
Grumble grumble. Fee Fi Fo Fum!
Monitor your process.
Weeks are weak. Weak for weeks.
The feedback for the stuff was fine thanks.
Private conversations are heated and heat.
Fear of God for deadlines
Let’s share our lives of unhappiness over picnic
I listen to people talk to themselves.
Let’s not do that in front of the class!
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Here’s an infographic that tells you all about colors. Indeed, you can now know what the color really means. So, if you have to choose colors for your design, logo or any other stuff, make sure to have that infographic in mind. Or your visuals would be missunderstood! Thanks Web Page FX for the infographic!