Colour Facts For April 2016

Colour Facts For April 2016
  1. According to a study, the taste of food is influenced by the colour of the vessel, pot or the cup containing it. It is how our brain receives the colour and the flavour. For example, a cup of coffee tastes intense when served in a white mug than in a clear glass mug. The psychological impact concerns contrast — what the coffee looks like! When you drink from a white cup, the coffee certainly looks browner. This could unconsciously suggest that it tastes more intense, more flavourful. Thus, the colour of the mug has an effect on the multisensory coffee drinking experience!

  2. Have you heard of chromatophobia? It is the fear of colours! Chromatophobia can be caused due to intense negative experiences. The reactions can be mental, emotional and physical. The anxiety and fear may go from mild feelings of apprehension to a full-blown panic attack. The symptoms include headaches, nausea, dizziness, obsessive thoughts, fear of losing control, difficulty in thinking about anything else other than the fear, anticipatory anxiety, which is worrying about upcoming events that involve colour, desire to flee from the situation, sadness, anger, hurt and guilt. Effective treatment involves psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy.

  3. The Sun is white. Yes, you read it right! When viewed from space or a high altitude, it appears in its true colour of white. When viewed from a low altitude, atmospheric rendering makes it look yellowish. Using a prism, you can see how sunlight can be broken up into the spectrum of its colours: orange, red, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When you mix all those colours together, you get white. The reason why the Sun looks yellow is owing to the light scattered by the atmosphere. The same scattering effect makes the sky appear blue instead of black during night time.

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Colour Quotes For April 2016

Colour Quotes For April 2016
  • Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.

    - Wassily Kandinsky

  • Colours are the smiles of nature.

    - Leigh Hunt

  • Painting is a mosaic of colours weaved into a seamless whole.

    - Igor Babailov

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Colour Tips For April 2016

Colour Tips For April 2016
  1. If you are looking to design the perfect accent wall, choosing the right colour is crucial. If you're planning on using a single solid colour, pick one slightly deeper, more vibrant or darker than the other walls. You can also use a colour from your favourite pillow cover or your favourite artwork for inspiration. After your wall is painted, primed and dried, pick a theme to decorate it with. Too many clashing colours, whether frames, artworks or prints, will take away from the colour of the wall. Pick neutral-coloured bedding and accessories to tie the look together.

  2. When you are choosing a new rug, it is important to look at the room in its entirety to assess its colour scheme. You need to choose a rug that works with the colours in your room, one that either blends together with them or acts as a highlight, standing out! Too many colours can overwhelm a room and make it look cluttered, while not enough colour variation can leave a room looking dull and boring. Colour can be your most powerful design tool if you know how to use it effectively. Look for a rug which contrasts and complements your flooring.

  3. The variety of paint colours for your kitchen cabinets can be overwhelming. You need to understand the style of your kitchen. If it is a traditional kitchen, opt for subdued colours such as white and cream. These light tones will let you experiment with vibrant colours elsewhere in the kitchen such as appliances and countertops. For a contemporary or modern style of kitchen, bright colours such as red, green, yellow and blue are recommended. Whether the style of your kitchen is traditional or modern, there are some classic paint colours for kitchen cabinets that will look great and work well.

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