Understanding Color

 

Warm Colors

Warm colors show energy, excitement or anger and are bright, energetic, and passionate. In nature we see warm colors expressed as change such as when the leaves change or volcanoes erupt. They are eye popping colors such as reds, oranges, and yellows. Warm colors are very strong colors and often appear large or overpowering even when used in small amounts so consider using a lighter tone. To tone down the strong emotions of warm colors add cool or neutral colors.warm-colors

 

Cool Colors

Cool colors are calm, nurturing, soothing, and comforting. In nature we see cool colors as natural and they appear in the sky, sea, and plant life. They are subtle colors such as greens, blues, and purples. Cool colors are very weak colors and often appear small and often appear to recede. To focus more on cool colors use warm colors in smaller amounts. To emphasize the subtle tones of the cool colors use try using warm colors in just a few spots like on the front door.cool-colors

 

Neutral Colors

Neutral colors are are unifying and can be warm or cool but they are usually more subtle. Neutral colors help to tone down loud colors or shift the focus to other colors. They are standalone colors such as greens, blues, and purples. Cool colors are very weak colors and often appear small and often appear to recede. To focus more on cool colors use warm colors in smaller amounts. To emphasize the subtle tones of the cool colors use try using warm colors in just a few spots like on the front door.neutral-colors

 

 

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