Colour Facts For May 2016

Colour Facts For May 2016
  1. The relationship between car colour and safety is complex yet interesting. White is considered to be the safest car colour owing to its visibility. The colour stands out against the road, scenery and other traffic. According to studies, lime-yellow is the most visible colour on the road. However, since lime-yellow is not a popular choice, white is a more practical choice. Silver comes a close second in terms of safety. There have been various studies over the years into the correlation between car colours and accident rates, and black cars almost always top the car crash index.

  2. Yellow colour is considered to be the most fatiguing colour. Yellow can lead to irritation due to excessive stimulation of the eye caused by the physics of light and optics. Some takeaway restaurants paint its walls in yellow so that customers do not stay for long periods inside the restaurant, thereby freeing up more space for other customers. It is not used in airplanes because it produces nausea. Though not scientifically proven, it is claimed that babies tend to cry more in yellow rooms, opera singers throw more tantrums in yellow dressing rooms and couples fight more in yellow kitchens!

  3. Many of us spend our lives wearing shades like black, white, brown, navy and grey. We tend to choose safe shades instead of brighter ones. However, it is proven that the moment our eyes connect with brighter colours, it has a psychological effect. It triggers neurological responses in the brain, and causes the hypothalamus gland to release 'feel-good' hormones. Bright colours can improve our mood and heighten our attention span. Channel some of the power of bright colours into your clothes and use them to your advantage. In addition to that, bright colours make others around you feel cheerful as they visually absorb your brightness.

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Colour Quotes For May 2016

Colour Quotes For May 2016
  • Color is the fruit of life

    - Guillaume Apollinaire

  • Color is the pulse of the painting

    - Michele Cooper

  • Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams

    - Paul Gauguin

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Colour Tips For May 2016

Colour Tips For May 2016
  1. The front door of your home represents you and your family to everyone. It is important that you choose a colour that reflects you and your tastes. Pick a colour that complements the other tones and coordinates with the architecture of your home's exterior. It is necessary to use the right kind of paint, taking into account the quality of the door. Bold, dark shades can be happy and welcoming but do not go overboard by picking risky, offbeat colours. It can repulse visitors, generating negative thoughts about your home. Armed with these tips, you can make your home more distinctive and attractive.

  2. Window grills give not just security but also add to the décor of the house. While choosing the colour for your window grill, remember to match it with the interior of the house. Silver is a great colour as it is easy to maintain and does not catch dirt easily. White works well with any colour theme in the house though it is difficult to maintain. Dark brown is another option and is not sensitive to dirt. Though it does get dirty, it is not very visible. You can opt for a bright colour like yellow or red to enhance the overall look of the house.

  3. It is important to make the correct decisions when choosing tile colours for your home. A bad choice of colour can make a room look dull. It is essential to consider the colour of the surroundings and furniture before picking colours for tiles. It is also necessary to think long-term and not compromise on its quality. Small, dark coloured tiles make a space look and feel small while large, light-coloured tiles make the room look spacious and airy. Light, natural hues work as a neutral backdrop for the décor. Beige, cream and brown tiles help create an impression of warmth.

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