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Color Symbolism Theories. (Article source: Color Logic for PowerPoint) Color conveys meanings in two primary ways - natural associations and psychological symbolism.

Color Symbolism Theories

No, it’s not mind control. Color & Meaning In Advertising. COLOR & MEANING IN ADVERTISING Source: Red Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.

Color & Meaning In Advertising

Red is a very emotionally intense color. Symbolism and colors in advertising. Did You Know?: The Meaning of Colors - Color Symbolism. Just imagine how this world would be without colors or better still imagine yourself living in a world that is only in black and white.

Did You Know?: The Meaning of Colors - Color Symbolism

Would life be as beautiful, enjoyable and splendid as how it is now with regards to color? The beautiful blue sky would lose its unique color, trees and flowers their splendid colors just to name a few. Our behavior towards a lot of things that control our present lives would not exist. No it wouldn’t, color affects us both physiologically and psychologically that impacts on our lives greatly both consciously and unconsciously. Color symbolism can vary dramatically between various cultures around the world that perceive colors completely different.

RedExcitement, energy, passion, desire, movement, speed, strength, health, good fortune, vigor, power, heat, love, all things intense and passionate. Color: Meaning, Symbolism and Psychology. Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite color.

Color: Meaning, Symbolism and Psychology

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. The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology. However, there is an "institutional" side to green, associated with illness or Government-issued that conjure up negative emotions as do the "slimy" or bilious greens. 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 For more information see "All About the Color Green" Color symbolism. Color symbolism in art and anthropology refers to the use of color as a symbol in various cultures.

Color symbolism

There is great diversity in the use of colors and their associations between cultures[1] and even within the same culture in different time periods.[2] In fact, the same color may have very different associations within the same culture at any time. For example, red is often used for stop signs[3] or danger.[4] At the same time, red is also frequently used in association with romance, e.g. with Valentine's Day.[5] White variously signifies purity, innocence, wisdom or death. Blue has similarly diverse meanings. Symbolic representations of religious concepts or articles may include a specific color with which the concept or object is associated.[6] There is evidence to suggest that colors have been used for this purpose as early as 90,000 BC.[7] Extensive associations for each color are listed in their respective articles.

See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Symbolism: Colors. Color symbolism can vary dramatically between cultures.

Symbolism: Colors

Research has also shown that most colors have more positive associations with them then negative. So, although some colors do have negative connotations (such as Black for a funeral or for evil), these negative elements are usually triggered by specific circumstances. Peoples age also has an effect on how colors are perceived. For example, children tend to like bright, happy colors.

I've included some of the meanings that each color can represent. Black Black is the color of the night, and of "evil. " Black/White Black and white stands for mourning and cheerless occasions. Blue Blue is the color of the Virgin Mary, and is associated with girls who have similar pure qualities.

Brown. Symbolism of Color: Using Color for Meaning. Symbolism and color.