- change a person’s mood
- give the right or wrong impression
- create a sense of well being
- make you feel cold or hot
Here are some of the most popular colours and the effects they can give:
Orange: gives the impression of endurance and strength, it can stimulate and encourage enthusiasm.
Purple: is the colour of royalty and therefore is associated with luxury and elegance.
White: demonstrates cleanliness and perfection
Green: creates a feeling of safety, harmony and freshness, green is also restful on the eye.
Blue: has a reputation of being a cool colour, no other colour is more associated with cold temperature as blue is. However is it also closely associated with truth and wisdom but also a ‘blue’ mood, baby blues and blue Monday.
Brown: Is a very masculine colour and gives the impression of stability and can be very relaxing.
Black: can be very elegant and also suggests mystery and seriousness.
Grey: is a passive colour and can demonstrate a lack of energy and the effect of being washed out.
Yellow: is for Joy and happiness, being the colour of sunshine. However it can be considered unstable.
Red: can be a very aggressive colour as it is very bold and hostile, after all red is for danger. It is an attention grabbing and passionate colour.
Pink: is perceived as a feminine colour and gives the impression of being fun and frilly.
Gold: is associated with riches and elegance and is also prestigious
So when choosing your colour scheme choose wisely to give the impression you wish to convey