Colour (Alex)

10 10 2008

Today was the second part to our lecture on colours. The different meanings behind different colours was discussed and received in different architectural and landscape sites. Colours can give off meaning and attach intent to it. For instance a black building is less welcoming then a yellow house. Although the meaning of colours differs for many people their are basic feelings and emotions that are usually associated with each colour. Here is a list:

  RedLight red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.

Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
Brownsuggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.
Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.

  OrangeDark  

orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.

  Yellow

Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.
Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.

  Green

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
Olive green is the traditional color of peace.

  Blue

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.

  Purple

Light purple evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings.
Dark purple evokes gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration.

  White

White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.

  Black

Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.

 

http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html

 

I also think it is really interesting how even though these colours may mean different things to different people, for the most part they can draw out very strong emotions and feelings to everyone.

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