Colour Facts For December 2016

Colour Facts For December 2016
  1. Did you know that people associate colours and scents? A 2014 study observed that people tended to associate fruitier, floral scents with colours such as light green, pink, purple, etc. While damp, musty scents were associated with colours such as brown and orange. Previously, this tendency to correlate scent and colours was attributed to a condition known as Synesthesia. But after a study conducted with multi and cross-cultured people, it has come to light that the tendency is a global one.

  2. Did you know that red makes people more impatient and induces a sense of threat in people? Red colours and red lights trigger a pause in movement and perception. It also affects a participant's performance in a test if viewed immediately prior to it. A study has also found that users found it easier to wait for a download when exposed to a blue screen as compared to a red one!

  3. Were you aware that the colour brown is associated with tradition? While it is not a very popular colour, or even one used a lot, brown is said to denote traditional or natural values. Light shades of the colour usually are associated with affordability while darker shades signify opulence. Perhaps this is why libraries, men's dens and card rooms and other typically masculine-themed rooms are done up in the richer hues to signify grandeur!

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Colour Quotes For December 2016

Colour Quotes For December 2016
  • You have your brush, you have your colours. You paint paradise, then in you go.

    - Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Colour in a painting is like enthusiasm in life.

    - Vincent Van Gogh

  • Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.

    - Danny Kaye

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Colour Tips For December 2016

Colour Tips For December 2016
  1. Now that we've passed Thanksgiving, don't let cranberries become a distant memory till next year. Paint your walls a deep cranberry shade and you can either subdue the depth of the shade by pairing it with beige, tan, etc. or you could give it a further boost by combining it with metallic shades of silver and gold. Either way, it is a colour that looks fantastic all year round and never lets your home lose its cheery touch.

  2. While metallic seems passé now, it is still a beautiful idea if you want your home to look glamorous and inviting all at once. So what can you do to temper metallic hues? You could, instead of painting an entire wall gold, stick to gold accents on furniture or light fixings and paint the walls a jewel hue like burgundy or teal. You can also pick a minimalist theme, in which case neutrals like black and white are your best bet.

  3. Winters are all about rosy hues, cosy colours and a rich, deep comfortable setting to enjoy your hot chocolate. Keeping this in mind, you can combine the subtle and feminine shades of blush pink or dusty pink and a warm grey. This adds a beautifully balanced touch to the room. In addition to these colours, include a white trim if possible as it is the perfect finishing touch.

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