Colour Facts For March 2019

Colour Facts
  1. Brighter colours (white, pink, red, yellow, blue, purple and green) elicit more positive responses than darker colours. Many of us spend our lives in black, brown, navy and grey, but by choosing safe shades instead of the brighter colours, we could be missing out on the health benefits implicit in colour. The health implicit and positive response has been classified as four categories: happy, excited, relaxed and positive. Negative responses have been classified as: anxious, boring, sad or negative. Warm bright colours like red or pink can improve our mood; Blue, on the other hand, can make you feel calm.

  2. In colorimetry, there's a system called Munsell that defines colours based on three dimensions: hue, value (or lightness) and chroma; in short HVC. Hue is what we know as the actual colour and is represented by letter codes, i.e. Red (R), Yellow-Red (YR), Green (G), and Green-Yellow (GY) and so on. Value relates to how light or dark it is (think tints and shades, or how much white or black there is) and is indicated with a number 2, 4, 6 and so on. Chroma points to the colour's purity, intensity or saturation. Chroma scale runs horizontally and moves from weak to strong (left to right), in ascending order, so a 2 is going to be weaker than a 6.

  3. Why is yellow the most popular highlighter colour? Because, even though yellow might not be your favorite colour, your eyes naturally see the colour yellow much more easily than, say, blue or red. Also a yellow highlighter does not leave a shadow when photocopied. Our eyes are most sensitive to yellow and green, so they’re the easiest colours for us to see, even when we’re not looking directly at them. And even people with red-green colour blindness can still see yellow. That’s why it’s the most popular colour for highlighters. Stock up on yellow if you have a habit of highlighting things while reading papers or books.

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Colour Quotes For March 2019

Colour Quotes
  • Colour is the fruit of life.

    - Guillaume Apollinaire

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

    - Theodore Gericault

  • Colour is, on the evidence of language alone, very bound up with the feelings.

    - Marion Milner

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Colour Tips For March 2019

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  1. The quickest, easiest makeover you can do is - Painting your front door in a bright colour.

    a. Go sunny with a cheery yellow, demure with a dove gray, or bold with a true red.
    b. Paint the front door in this midnight blue to give it a rich statement.
    c. For something not too dark and not too light, go for Aqua Chiffon.
    d. Paint your door ocean blue, a colour that carries through the house.
    e. Go for teal and give your home a Moroccan-style front door.

    After all, your front door is your home's first impression. Make it a good one.

  2. Get the summer feel at home, year round. Transform your home with pastel paint, floral accents and fresh patterns inspired by our lightest and brightest designer spaces. One of the most important aspect is that you clean up a little before you put out your seasonal décor, and make your home feel really fresh. So take a few moments to tidy up your clutter before you put out just a few summery items. Bring in bright aqua curtains and adorn your living room with cushions. The leafy greens are great because they bring an almost tropical vibe to a room instantly. How about an aquarium too?

  3. Make a simple wall a little more exciting with oversized artwork. Choose large-scale photography or something abstract and vibrant to really make a statement. Photography is such a great option for statement art. If you’re a photographer yourself, blow up one of your favorite pictures of your family or a nature scene. That being said, a statement art doesn’t have to be a framed picture or a canvas. Think outside the box by hanging large objects in place of a square. An antique fan, a large round basket, any large object you can attach to the wall will become an art piece.

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