Reinventing the Wheel: Why Red is not a primary color Ever had a painting turn to mud when you try to mix colors? The good news is it is not you. Conventional color theory using red, yellow and blue does not work. It will turn your pictures to mud and frustrate you as you struggle to mix colors that are impossible with this color triad. The same goes for the split primary system where you mix with a warm and cool version of each primary. The split primary system works much better than just using the three primaries but it misses the point about how colors really mix and what the true primary colors are. Red is not a Primary Color I often see red and blue included in paint sets and on color wheels as a primary color. There are also colors that you can not mix using red. Blue is Not a Primary Color Either Blue is confusing because many hues get called blue. The Real Primary Colors What then are the primary colors? Why not just call magenta a shade of red and cyan a shade of blue? The problem with the Split Primary Palette In defense of mud.
Ultimate Guide to Google Plus I’ve seen quite a few people who don’t understand Google Plus or think Google Plus is some sort of wasteland with giant swaths of inactivity. I was one of these people until I decided to dive in and really explore the social network and become active on there to see what this G+ thing is all about. The end result is this guide, a complete Google Plus guide for the person who is just getting started, or quite simply, started but staring at a boring feed with zero activity. Take a look at the sections below and click any section that has your interest. The Google Plus Beginner Guide Sections When browsing this guide, you can click the below links to jump to the section you are interested in. What are Google Plus Circles? Think of Google Circles as categories. This video, created by Google, shows you exactly how Circles work, how you interact with them, how to add people to them, and so much more. Is Google Plus a Wasteland? Click here to go to Scott Buehler’s Hyperball Circle Share.
CORRECT COLOR THEORY The Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE - the International Commission on Illumination) experimentally determined the color map at the right as a diagram of the only colors the normal human eye can see, not counting darker versions of the same colors (which would be under the map) and black. The lower image is the map seen with the z-axis perpendicular to the page. The upper image is an isometric projection of the map with the plane x + y + z = 1 in the plane of the page and the zero origin directly under the 6500 K white point. The pure spectral hues go around the curved edge from red through green to blue.
On the Horizon , its time to fly with 13chakras.com How to Choose Good Website Color Schemes (Jan 2020) By now, you should be thinking “Wow, color is like magic! Why aren’t more people using it to their advantage?” Well, because most people don’t know how. So, in the next section, we will show you 3 easy steps you can follow to start using color to your advantage on your website. 3 steps to using color on your website – the right way There are 3 main colors you need to consider when you are designing your website: Choosing a dominant color as your brand colorChoosing 1 to 2 accent colors to create a color scheme for your websiteChoosing a background color to complete your design That’s pretty much it! #1 Choose your Dominant Color The dominant color is your brand color – like the fire engine red for Coca-Cola. This color will help bring out certain emotions or feelings when people arrive on your website – just like passion, excitement, boldness and love for Coke. This is the color that you want your audience to remember when they think of you. Source: Kissmetrics Let’s take it one step further.
DIY: Pallet sofa Thank you so much for your input on my flea market find yesterday. I appreciate your thoughts, and I will absolutely think twice before I paint it. I´ll probably keep it as it is – at least for now *smile* Anyway I thought I would show you our “pallet sofa” on our balcony today. I have made one out of two pallets covered with pillows and throws.As a table I have used an old wooden crate, so I can decorate with flowers and candles, or simply to have a place to put my coffee. So if you have a small budget for your outside area this year, maybe you can make something similar to my pallet sofa? Do you have any other pallet ideas? (Images: Nina Holst)
Use The Hidden Meaning of Color In Your Art In fact, research shows that color can play a major role in our overall state of well-being. The colors we surround ourselves with directly influence the way we feel and relax. In art and design, color allows us to create our own individuality and flare. For years, interior decorators, graphic designers, advertisers and artists have been using color to enhance our environments. The following examples illustrate how people react differently to cool and warm colors… Cool colors: Based on blue undertones and bring to mind a calming effect.These colors range from cold icy blues to warm and nurturing Mediterranean turquoises.Many decorators use these colors in spas, bathrooms and other quiet environments.Blues lower heart rate and reduces appetite.Blue represents dependability.It is commonly worn in uniforms and business suits.Dark blue is generally used by more authoritative figures including police officers and our Presidents! Warm colors: YELLOW + ORANGE = harmonyBLUE + PURPLE = harmony
Tangeez - Tangible Lights by Emily Webster & Mustafa Bagdatli "Tangeez are wonderful building blocks of light. The magnetic click and the translucent colors are incredibly satisfying. They're continually offering new combinations, and they're impossible to put down. I want a whole wall of them." These “physical pixels” create a tactile, interactive and social experience that allows you to hold and control light. The more you change and rearrange, the more colors you will see. "They've got the simple charm of a set of Dominoes and yet they're like an interactive set of Legos. -Donald Chestnut, Chief Experience Officer, SapientNitro From spaceships to skyscrapers, Christmas trees to robots, Tangeez can be combined and stacked infinitely to build glowing structures of any shape and size. Fun for both young and old alike, Tangeez can be used as ambient lights, educational toys, interactive building blocks, therapeutic tools, camping lights, emergency beacons and much more! Tangeez brighten up any space and are as portable and mobile as you are.
Chelsea Wald on Why red still means red in Arabic, Swahili, and English When Paul Kay, then an anthropology graduate student at Harvard University, arrived in Tahiti in 1959 to study island life, he expected to have a hard time learning the local words for colors. His field had long espoused a theory called linguistic relativity, which held that language shapes perception. Color was the “parade example,” Kay says. What’s more, according to the relativist view, color categories were arbitrary. To his surprise, however, Kay found it easy to understand colors in Tahitian. Almost all of the languages they examined appeared to have color words that drew from the same 11 basic categories. A few years later, back in Boston, he was shooting the breeze with a fellow anthropologist, Brent Berlin, who had worked as a graduate student among speakers of the Mayan language Tzeltal, in Chiapas, Mexico. To solve the puzzle, the young scientists needed more data. Also in Linguistics Shakespeare’s Genius Is Nonsense By Jillian Hinchliffe & Seth Frey References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Make a DIY Pallet Coffee Table | Pallet Furniture Plans This easy to make rustic indoor coffee table is made from pallet wood. The pallet was dismantled and the thicker rails were used as the frame but they were slightly twisted. To straighten it was soaked with water and weighed down on a flat surface to dry. Submitted by Michael Tapscott!
12 colours and the emotions they evoke Poetry can make people swoon, and a shocking image can enrage people to action. But one of the lesser-known, but no less powerful, ways to invoke emotion is through colour. There is much written about colour theory, and you only need to look at the world around you to see – and feel – its impact. 21 outstanding uses of colour in branding Every colour elicits a different and unique emotional response in the viewer, and a clever web designer (or any visual professional, in fact) will know the effect of each colour, plus how and when to use each. While the discipline of colour theory is broad, this article will teach you the fundamentals in a single, quick-reference source. Simply put, a colour's vibrancy is how dark or light it is. While light green and dark green have more in common than green and purple, they will still have smaller, more subtly different effects on the user. Now on to the impact on viewers of different colours... 01. Passionate, aggressive, important 02. 03. 04. 05. 06.
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