S|365 Designer Lab: Color Science
Do you love color? Have you ever thought about the impact of color within your environment? We sure do! S|365 shares a little color science that drives many of our recommendations.
What is Color?
The way our eyes and brain perceive different wavelengths of light reflected off objects.
All colors = primary colors of red, blue & yellow.
Combining primary colors = all other colors within the spectrum.
Hue = the name of a color (red, blue, or yellow)
Value = lightness or darkness of a hue (color), changed by adding black or white.
Intensity = the brightness or dullness of a hue. Pure colors are high-intensity & dull colors are low-intensity, e.g. primary red vs. pink.
Color wheel primer.
Analogous colors = adjacent colors on the wheel, e.g. red, orange & yellow/orange.
Complementary colors = colors opposite on the wheel, e.g. violet & yellow or red & green.
Intermediate colors = red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-green & yellow-orange. Create by mixing a secondary color with a primary color.
Monochromatic colors = the use of only one color, but in shades from dark to light, e.g. navy to powder blue.
Color impacts general emotions, moods & state of mind, and designers find ideal combinations for an environment.
Green = Promote growth, healing, relaxation & serenity.
Blue = Shades of water & beachy blues create tranquility, trust & peace.
White = Shades of white promote clarity, hope & calm.
Yellow = Evokes happiness & conveys
Red = A stimulating color signifying strength, energy & danger.
Orange = Promotes creativity, enthusiasm & feelings of success.
Brown = Earthy tones & espresso shades create balance.
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