Color And Its Effect On Our Lives

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Did you know we humans can see over 1 million colors? (https://petapixel.com/2016/03/30/people-can-see-100-times-colors/)The colors are based off primary colors, red, blue and yellow, which are the basis of all other shades and can 't be created by combining other colors. If all three primary colors are mixed together in equal amounts, they will make black. Secondary colors are used to describe the three colors that are created by mixing two primary colors together. Tertiary colors are the colors that come from mixing one primary with one secondary color. Color plays a vital role in our life every day, from determining what we’re going to wear, what color to paint a room, down to what we eat, color plays that all important role. These are…show more content…
However, the psychology of color dates back thousands of years, to Egyptians who studied their effect on mood and used them to accomplish benefits for the ancient world. For example, yellow purifies the body and helps the nerves, blue soothed pain, and black life and rebirth. The development of modern psychology also opened up the study of color specifically, which has since been used for marketing, architectural designs, and more. One prominent researcher in the field was Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961), who is quoted saying: “colors are the mother tongue of the subconscious.” His studies led him to develop art therapy, as he believed that expression through images and colors could help patients recover from trauma or distress. He connected our cultural perceptions with the idea that we have a universal, bodily response to color stimulants. Colors play an important role in our lives. They can remind us of a place, a time of year, or our favorite traditions, and can also shape the way we feel. But when it comes to what different colors symbolize in cultures around the world, these associations can vary greatly. For example, In China, yellow is associated with pornography while in France, yellow signifies jealously, betrayal, weakness, and contradiction. Red by most accounts is considered an intense color. It’s somewhat dichotomous in that red is associated with positive elements such as love, but it also signifies warning, e.g., a

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