Colour Facts For December 2014

Colour Facts For December 2014
  1. What does the word 'Razzmatazz' remind you of? The things that can possibly come to your mind right now are the television series or the famous song, among other things. Well, we are not talking about any of those aforementioned things here. The Razzmatazz being referred to is a red-pink colour invented in 1993 by Crayola. It is a very beautiful colour that's close to the colour rose, usually found in the middle of magenta and red on the colour wheel. The colour was named by Laura Bartolomei-Hill when she was five years old, during Crayola's Name the New Colours Contest. The only thing we can do is thank Laura for adding some colour to the names of colours!

  2. We are all aware of how big companies, with even bigger advertising budgets, spend large amounts on colour market research. Now, they also have the backing of research to prove the utility of carefully choosing the colour which goes with content. According to studies, colour along with content plays an equal role in retaining the interest of the visitor and makes them stay on the website longer. The right colours can make a website more attractive and will seem inviting to the reader, who will be motivated to read the article to the end. So, now we know why all the dating websites have red as their chief colour!

  3. Most of us have spent a major part of our lives thinking that the Sun is red, orange, yellow or an amalgamation of all three but fact is otherwise. The Sun is actually a green star or more particularly a blue green star, as its wavelength lies between blue and green in the colour spectrum. This might come as a surprise to many because when the human eye looks at the Sun, it appears yellowish white, orange-red, bright red and some other hues, depending on the time of the day or season. This happens because within the range of wavelengths, green gets mixed with other colours and the Sun appears yellow or red.

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Colour Quotes For December 2014

Colour Quotes For December 2014
  • Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an element as fire and water.

    - Fernand Leger

  • The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it.

    - Leonardo da Vinci

  • With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.

    - Theodore Gericault

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Colour Tips For December 2014

Colour Tips For December 2014
  1. Perfect wall colour combinations can be quite a difficult task to achieve, and most prefer to give their house a new look every time they opt for wall painting. So, we thought of coming up with a different idea for your home décor. Instead of opting for the same old boring layering or tone on tone wall colours, we suggest you opt for a colour scheme, which flows from room to room. For this, you can choose colours which relate to each other in some way or the other. It is important that the colours are in sync with each other because the colour flow should not look out of place or shock a person while moving from one room to another. Some colours which perfectly complement each other in a flowing colour combination are stone blue and cloudy red, which work well with each other by balancing each other out.

  2. As the winter sets in, most of us are going to spend more and more time indoors and this definitely calls for some changes in your interior decoration. If you're planning on spending most of your time indoors, you should work at making it a little glamorous and dramatic, and there is no colour better other than black for this purpose. Black can be an intimidating colour to use in interior décor if used extensively but when used sparsely, it lends a glam sophistication to your interiors. It works particularly well in dining rooms because black looks great in candlelight and will add a dazzling effect to your dining experience. Another way to incorporate it is to add black painted furniture to enhance your interior decoration scheme.

  3. Yellow is a commonly used colour when wall painting an interior or exterior. It is one of those few colours that is not exclusive but imparts a vibe of decorative painting. Though abundantly used, we advise you not to take yellow for granted and keep a few points in mind when choosing your shade of yellow. The kind of yellow you choose should depend on the kind of vibe that you want for your room; if you want a lively or cheerful vibe in your room, then settle for a bright yellow without any traces of green at its base. On the other hand, if you want a hint of warmth and sophistication to be a part of your home décor, opt for a darker shade of mustard yellow for pretty walls.

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