Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Colors.. Colors.. Colors..

When somebody asks me,"what do you like(the most common and casual question)?", Most of the time my answer will be "COLORS".

If they ask "what color do you like the most?",I used to answer "Blue, Purple, violet, aqua blue, aqua green, baby pink, amethyst, bright yellow,lemon yellow, Bright red,black, white,etc...."
I never able to mention a particular color as such. Because I love COLORS. All Colors.

Most of the people believe colors have powers. It can influence our emotions.Even I believe colors leads my life. By some color personality studies and color tests,color experts have found each and very color has a meaning.

Red: action, confidence, courage, vitality

Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.

 How the color red affects us mentally and physically
* Increases enthusiasm
* Stimulates energy
* Encourages action and confidence
* A sense of protection from fears and anxiety

Pink: love, beauty

Pink is a combination of red and white.Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.

How the color pink affects us physically and mentally
*         calm feelings
*         to neutralize disorder
*         relaxation
*         acceptance, contentment

Brown: earth, order, convention

Brown says stability, reliability, and approachability. It is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic.

How the color brown affects us physically and mentally
* Feeling of wholesomeness
* Stability
* Connection with the earth
* Offers a sense orderliness

Orange: vitality with endurance

 Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. 

How the color orange affects us mentally and physically
* Stimulates activity
* Stimulates appetite
* Encourages socialization

Blue: youth, spirituality, truth, peace

Blue is the least "gender specific" color, having equal appeal to both men and women.

How the color blue affects us physically and mentally
* Calming and sedate
* Cooling
* Aids intuition

Green: life, nature, fertility, well being

Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world that is an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.

How the color green affects us physically and mentally
* Soothing
* Relaxing mentally as well as physically
* Helps alleviate depression, nervousness and anxiety
* Offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony

Yellow: wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy

Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

How the color yellow affects us mentally and physically
* Mentally stimulating
* Stimulates the nervous system
* Activates memory
* Encourages communication

Purple: Royalty, magic, mystery

A sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

How the color purple affects us mentally and physically
* Uplifting
* Calming to mind and nerves
* Offers a sense of spirituality
* Encourages creativity

White: Purity, Cleanliness

brides traditionally were white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

How the color white affects us mentally and physically
* aids mental clarity
* encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
* evokes purification of thoughts or actions
* enables fresh beginnings

Gray: Sorrow, security, maturity

Gray is timeless, practical, and solid. A longstanding favorite suit color.Gray also is associated with loss or depression.

How the color gray affects us physically and mentally
* unsettling
* expectant

Black: Death, earth, stability

Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions too much can be overwhelming. A classic color for clothing possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.

How the color black affects us physically and mentally
* feeling inconspicuous
* a restful emptiness
* mysterious evoking a sense of potential and possibility.

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