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Color Symbolism and Colours That Go Together

Color Symbolism and Colours That Go Together
Updated October 28, 2015. Color symbolism is the use of color to represent traditional, cultural, or religious ideas, concepts, or feelings or to evoke physical reactions. Jump right to one of the colors or color groups I cover in detail or scroll past the color list for more general discussion of color meanings and how color works. This page and all its individual color symbolism pages have been copied in whole or in part many times over by others. On these About.com pages you will find my original, frequently updated, and ever-expanding and detailed look at the symbolism and suggested use of the many colors of our world, no matter how you want to use those colors. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Choosing colors based on symbolism can apply to everything from clothing to wall paint to home furnishings. In desktop publishing and design choosing color based on its symbolism applies to print and electronic projects from logos to Web site backgrounds.

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Color mixing and colour vision: Physclips - Light The animation above left shows subtractive mixing. The background is white, meaning that the red, green and blue pixels all emit maximum light, and our animation subtracts from this white background. In the top circle, the red and green pixels are kept at maximum, while the blue pixels vary from zero to maximum and back again, so that the colour at the top varies from yellow (=red+green) to white (=red+green+blue) and back again. In the circle at right, the green and blue pixels are kept at maximum while the red pixels vary, so the colour at right goes from cyan (=green+blue) to white and back again.

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Complementary colours, after-images, retinal fatigue, colour mixing and contrast sensitivity: Physclips - Light If you look at the diagrams at the right, you can see that colour mixing on a RGB monitor is just arithmetic addition – with the slight complication that it's in hexadecimal. We see that red + green = ff0000 + 00ff00 = ffff00 = yellow. You'll also see above that magenta + green = ff00ff + 00ff00 = ffffff = white. Colours that add to give white (or at least grey) are called complementary colours. In the lower diagram, we show three complementary pairs at right: complementary colours lie opposite each other: the complementary of red is the colour of cyan (which is made from the other two additive primaries, blue+green).

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The Dimensions of Colour We've seen that each of the three colours yellow, magenta and cyan can be mixed from two of our additive primaries, and also that the three primaries make white light. It follows that yellow, magenta and cyan can each be thought of as being the complementary colour or complement of the one primary that is absent from the mixture, i.e. as needing the addition of that primary to make white. Magenta lacks green, cyan lacks red, and yellow lacks blue. Figure 4.3.1.

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