colour psychology palette

Colours are frequency bands of light.

Each vibrate at a different frequency which gives its own unique stamp.

All electromagnetic radiation is light but we can only see a small portion of this radiation, we call this portion ~ visible light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cone-shaped cells in our eyes act as receivers and are tuned in to the wavelengths in this narrow band of the spectrum.

The other portions of the spectrum have wavelengths too large or too small and energetic for the first 5 senses of our perception.

 

 

White light is composed of all the visible colours in the electromagnetic spectrum, which can be shown through the use of a prism. As light passes through a prism, it is bent or refracted by the angles and plane faces of the prism and each wavelength of light is refracted by a slightly different amount.

Violet has the highest frequency and is refracted the most.

Red has the lowest frequency and is refracted the least.

 

Because each colour is refracted differently, each bends at a different angle resulting in a fanning out and separation of white light into the colours of the spectrum.

 

 

LANGUAGE OF FEELINGS IN VISUAL FORM

The Psychology of Colour is the "Language of Feelings in Visual Form" ...it is how these wavelengths mix with your wavelength to create a harmonious dance, very much like when you hear your favourite melody being sung first in soprano (your wavelength) then with alto, tenor and bass (colours wavelengths).... which causes different parts of the body & psyche to open.

 

 

WHAT CAN COLOURS DO?

 

  • Colours influence our mood and emotions.

  • They impact our sense of well-being or un-easiness.

  • Using and avoiding certain colours is a way of self-expression as it sheds light on our personality.

  • Colours have personal symbolic meanings which are immediately recognized by our subconscious. 

  • Please note: not all colours mean the same to all people and all cultures.

  • They influence the flow of energy in our bodies through our chakras.

 

 

AWARENESS

What colours do you wear the most? What is the dominant colour in your home? What is your favourie colour?

You are in a state of interaction and are having a conversation with yourself at all times.

What are you telling yourself?

Are you re-affirming good thoughts or are you perpetuating not so good ones?

Have a look below to see what type of communication is being had through the use of colour.

colour MEANINGS

+ MEANS POSITIVE TRAITS

- MEANS NEGATIVE TRAITS

RED
  • + Excitement, energy, passion, love, desire, speed, strength, power, heat

  • - Aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence

 

PINK

  • + Love, romance, excitement

  • - Immature, silly, girly

 

BEIGE

  • + Calm, simplicity

  • - Dull, boring, conservative

 

YELLOW

  • + Joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, gold, philosophy

  • - Betrayal, dishonesty, cowardice, covetousness, deceit, illness, hazard

 

BLUE

  • + Peace, tranquility, calm, stability, harmony, unity, trust, truth, confidence, conservatism, security, cleanliness, order, loyalty, sky, water

  • - Cold, depression

 

PURPLE

  • + Royalty, nobility, spirituality, ceremony, mysterious, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment

  • - Cruelty, arrogance, mourning

 

ORANGE

  • + Energy, balance, enthusiasm, warmth, vibrant, expansive, flamboyant, demanding of attention

  • - Pessimism, superficiality

 

GREEN

  • + Nature, environment, healthy, good luck, renewal, youth, spring, generosity, fertility

  • - Jealousy, inexperience, envy, misfortune

 

BROWN

  • + Earth, stability, home, outdoors, reliability, comfort, endurance, simplicity, comfort, brown is a friendly yet serious, down-to-earth color that relates to security, protection, material wealth

  • - Dirty, unclean, waste

 

SILVER

  • + Security, reliability, intelligence, staid, modesty, dignity, maturity, solid, conservative, practical

  • - Old age, sadness, boring

 

WHITE

  • + Reverence, purity, birth, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, humility, precision, innocence, youth, winter, snow, good, sterility, marriage

  • - Death, cold, clinical

 

BLACK

  • + Power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, style, depth, good technical colour, spiritual, unknown, divine, beginning

  • - Fear, evil, unhappiness, sadness, remorse, anger, mourning

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