COLOURS

WHITE : A colour that symbolizes purity and cleanliness.

  • Aids mental clarity
  • Helps humans get organized
  • Allows new and fresh beginnings

“The first of all single colors is white … We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no colour can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness.” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

BLUE: A colour that symbolizes dependability, trust and commitment.

  • Gives a cool and calming effect
  • Helps intuition

“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones…it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color – pink.” ~ Raoul Dufy

GREEN: A colour that symbolizes harmony, learning and well-being.

  • Helps soothe
  • Helps physical and mental relaxation
  • Creates a sense of harmony and self-control

“He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.” ~ Oscar Wilde

YELLOW: A colour that symbolizes happiness, optimism and creativity.

  • Stimulates mental processes and the nervous system
  • Activates memory
  • Encourages communication

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” ~ Pablo Picasso

ORANGE: A colour that symbolizes warmth and energy.

  • Encourages appetite and activity
  • Helps with socialization

“Orange is the happiest color.” ~ Frank Sinatra

RED: A colour that symbolizes excitement, courage and confidence.

  • Increases enthusiasm
  • Helps get more confidence and energy
  • Provides a sense of protection from phobias

“Painters use red like spice.”~ Derek Jarman

PURPLE : A colour that symbolizes creativity, wisdom, royalty and magic.

  • Calms the mind and body
  • Encourages creativity

“Violet has the shortest wavelength of the spectrum. Behind it, the invisible ultraviolet. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated for a rhyme.” ~ Derek Jarman

PINK: A colour that symbolizes youth and excitement.

  • Encourages fun and excitement
  • Creates a happy and joyful atmosphere 

“I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

BLACK: A colour that symbolizes authority, power and mystery.

  • Creates an empty feeling
  • Creates a mysterious atmosphere

“There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Hope that you enjoyed these interesting facts about colours. I did my research and got some of these facts from this website: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/

By: Purple Pansy

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2 thoughts on “COLOURS

    • Thanks! ~ Purple Pansy

      “People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and its ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues. Murky darknesses. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them.” ~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

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