About Color: Communication And Symbolism

Without a doubt, color is one of the keys to a successfully decorated room.  You may think that color in home decor is not your forte, that just a few important furniture pieces appropriately placed and an operating kitchen and bath in neutral is sufficient. I assure you color sends a subliminal message to us all and our selection of it reflects upon who we are.  Centuries of our respective culture has influenced what we think of different colors, such as "blue"  meaning we are sad.  Or take for example, how Pantone 2014 color of the year is viewed in western cultures to mean "...royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic." (From Bourn Creative)

The subject of color is much more complex than we think.

I happened upon this fun, informative video on Color In Motion, communication and symbolism by Claudia Cortes.  It was created in 2003 as a Thesis project for her Master's of Art in Computer Graphics Design, Rochester Institute of Technology.  I like it for its simplicity in understanding something about color.  So grab a cup of coffee or tea or glass of wine or .... Click on the picture, sit back, and enjoy:

This is an update, re-post from September 2011 of the now retired Annsliee-Blogs.  I thought it important enough to redo.  Hope you thought so too.  True? 

 What is your favorite color and where do you use it?  Oh please, do tell! Love to hear from you.

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