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  Color Psychology
The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors.
Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature.
While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing.
www.infoplease.com /spot/colors1.html   (679 words)

  Color psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Color psychology is a field of study devoted to analyzing the effect of color on human behavior and feeling, distinct from phototherapy (the use of ultraviolet light to cure infantile jaundice).
Color psychology is an immature field of study viewed dubiously by mainstream psychologists and therefore qualifies as "alternative medicine".
Color consultants claim hues in the red area of color are typically viewed as "warm" while those in the blue and green range are typically viewed as "cool".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Color_psychology   (464 words)

 Color vision - Psychology Wiki - a Wikia wiki
Color vision is the capacity of an organism or machine to distinguish objects based on the wavelength (or frequency) of the light they reflect or emit, and arises through an appreciation of the distribution of light intensity over the visible spectrum (450-700 nm).
The advantage of color, which is a quality constructed by the visual brain and not a property of objects as such, is the better discrimination of surfaces allowed by this aspect of visual processing.
Color perception mechanisms are highly dependent on evolutionary factors, of which the most prominent is thought to be satisfactory recognition of food sources.
psychology.wikia.com /wiki/Color_vision   (1267 words)

 Psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychology differs from biology and neuroscience in that it is primarily concerned with the interaction of mental processes and behavior on a systemic level, as opposed to studying the biological or neural processes themselves.
Psychology as a medical discipline can be seen in Thomas Willis' reference to psychology (the "Doctrine of the Soul") in terms of brain function, as part of his 1672 anatomical treatise "De Anima Brutorum" ("Two Discourses on the Souls of Brutes").
Research in psychology is conducted in broad accord with the standards of the scientific method, encompassing both qualitative ethological and quantitative statistical modalities to generate and evaluate explanatory hypotheses with regard to psychological phenomena.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychology   (5725 words)

 sociology - Color psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Color psychology is a field of study devoted to analyzing the effect of color on human behavior and feeling.
Color psychology is an immature field of study viewed dubiously by mainstream psychologists and therefore qualifies as "alternative medicine".
Color consultants claim hues in the red area of color are typically viewed as "warm" while those in the blue and green range are typically viewed as "cool".
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Color_psychology   (658 words)

 Free Personality test, Luscher color test, Color psychology
The “function”, on the other hand, is the “subjective attitude towards the color” and it is this which varies from person to person, and it is the “function” on which the test interpretations are based.
Color is not a physical phenomenon, but a perceptual phenomenon that is related in a complex way to the spectral characteristics of electro-magnetic radiation in the visible wawelengths striking in retina.
Colors in this area show that their characteristics are not being rejected, but simply set aside and not currently in use; they could be brought into use at any time if need be.
www.saunalahti.fi /jawap/colour/colortest.html   (1243 words)

 Graphic design tip - projecting a professional image with color
Color selection is a very important element in your web image because colors have an effect on your visitors before they begin to read the content of your web site.
When color is used correctly, it can add impact and clarity to your message and highlight important points.
In general, the colors red, orange, and yellow are "exciting" colors and the colors purple, blue, and green are "calming" colors.
www.grantasticdesigns.com /color.html   (358 words)

 Color Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When observing color on the color wheel, those directly opposite on the color wheel like purple and yellow or red and green, are “complimentary colors.” These create the greatest contrast and stability to a design and bring out the intensity of the complimented color.
The colors on either side of a color on a 12-part color wheel such as red-orange, red and red-violet, are called “analogous colors.” Usuallly, one color dominates the design while the other two colors are used as accents.
Violet is the color of royalty and symbolizes wealth and luxury however, since it is not seen frequently in nature, violet sometimes can seem artificial.
www.homeplannerandguide.com /color.htm   (385 words)

 The Psychology of Color
In the color spectrum, white is the union of all the colors.
The brown coat is a color of familiarity and nature and with the slight orange tinge to the coat, brings warmth to the image.
And when you go beyond that and start taking into consideration such subtleties as the psychology of color when communicating, well the joy it brings to you and the viewer of your images cannot be expressed in words.
www.moosepeterson.com /techtips/color.html   (2783 words)

 Blade - Color Psychology
Color is considered one of the most useful and powerful design tools.
Color subliminally and overtly communicates information to which different people react to different colors in different ways.
Colors need to match the message and image and need to translate into all the cultures that will be using the site.
www.askblade.com /webfiles/html/blade_philosophy/color_psychology.html   (358 words)

 Article TemplateEncyclopedia of Educational Technology
The human reaction to color is based on natures symbolism but the human psyche is what interprets these colors and gives them meaning.
Colors are usually divided into three primary colors red, yellow and blue.
A variety of color can be found on even one tree that give you definite clues to the time of year.
coe.sdsu.edu /eet/Articles/wadecolor/start.htm   (586 words)

 Colors, consciousness and mind
Color therapy or light therapy is based on the fact that by using coloured lamps we can change our daily hormonal rhythms.
Color changes state of the pineal gland in the brain.
In physics color is electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength that is visible to the human eye.
www.saunalahti.fi /jawap/colour   (599 words)

 Color Psychology and Marketing
The psychology of color changes with lighter or darker shades of the colors below are often associated with much different meanings.
Color psychology is complicated field of study and goes deep into the meaning of combining colors for a particular desired effect.
This is using high contrast of color by selecting colors directly opposite from one another on the color wheel (such as pink and lime green).
www.precisionintermedia.com /color.html   (1431 words)

 handprint : colormaking attributes
Color experience, the subjective side of color, is described by three colormaking attributes — (1) brightness/lightness, (2) hue and (3) hue purity (colorfulness, chroma or saturation).
Colors appear self luminous when their luminance is much greater than a recognizably "white" surface; they appear as object or surface colors when their luminances are less than "white".
Color distortion is obvious in surface colors around sunrise or sunset, but this effect is familiar enough, and sufficiently minimized by discounting the illuminant, that it has a trivial effect on hue recognition.
www.handprint.com /HP/WCL/color3.html   (17377 words)

 Color Psychology - Psychology of Color for Logo Design Stationery Logo Design
The effects of color in logo design differ among different cultures, so the attitudes and preferences of your target audience should be a consideration when you plan your logo design of any promotional materials.
Colors affect people in many ways, depending upon one's age, gender, ethnic background or local climate.
Certain colors or groups of colors tend to evoke a similar reaction from most people - the overall difference being in the shade or tones used.
www.logotree.com /html/color_psychology_logo_graphic_design.htm   (631 words)

 The psychology of color No2
Using colors and developing a color scheme for your painting is a lot easier than you think.
The Dominant hue is the 'base' color that can be slightly vaied by adding a little of any of the other colors red, blue, or yellow to slighly modify.
That is the real secret to painting with color - the understated build up, the flat featureless, bland thing that has taken six terrible controlled months to produce then becomes a vibrant masterpiece in the last five minutes.
www.geocities.com /~jlhagan/advanced/color_psychology2.htm   (1038 words)

 Color And Psychology: Part 2 - Interior Decorating
Your birth element should not dominate your entire color scheme, but it may be the color you need more of in your home.
The author’s belief is that the color wavelengths in our environment, and colors of our aura’s, (light and sound vibrations emitted by our cells, glands, and organs), impact one another.
Color selection needs to take the color auras’ of ALL personalities occupying the home into account, or there will be disharmony.
www.catherinemcgivern.com /interiors/color_and_psychology_part_2.htm   (530 words)

 The Psychology of Color - Keidel Bath, Plumbing, Kitchen - Cincinnati, OH
Colors, used together, that are in the same family (i.e.: monochromatic, light blue and dark blue) or next to each other on the color wheel (i.e.: green and yellow), feel calm and relaxing.
The affect depends on the individual, the extend of color use, and the purity or saturation of the hue.
Color selection should be based on the predominant task that takes place in the room.
www.keidel.com /resource/wellness/color-psych.htm   (389 words)

 Color: Meaning, Symbolism & Psychology
As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming; however not all blues are serene and sedate.
Green is the pervasive color in the natural world that is an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.
Your preferences for certain colors is a very personal one and psychologists - as well as marketing researchers - have studied the question of why certain colors appeal to certain people for years.
www.squidoo.com /colorexpert   (1674 words)

 Glidden | Psychology of Color
Color is such an important element in our lives.
At Glidden, we are constantly exploring new ways to share color information with you – helping you to create the perfect look for your home.
With the "Psychology of Color" we are again sharing the nuances of each color family to reveal your unique personality.
www.glidden.com /colors/colorpsychology.jsp   (114 words)

 Colors and Moods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Color, without our realizing it, can have a profound effect on how we feel both mentally and physically.
Orange is considered a warm color like red, but to a lesser extent; orange expresses energy.
Red would not be the color of choice for psychiatric wards, prisons or a hospital.
iit.bloomu.edu /vthc/Design/psychology.htm   (639 words)

 Color Psychology
The previous section on color described the color sensing mechanisms of the eye and brain.
This color can be used to lessen irritation and aggression as it is connected with feelings of love.
It can be the color of evasion and non-commitment (since it is neither fl nor white.) Gray indicates separation, lack of involvement and ultimately loneliness.
library.thinkquest.org /27066/psychology/nlcolorpsych.html   (974 words)

 Lesson 4: Color Psychology-Presentation attributes
Warm colors speed up our perception of time and produce feelings that are warm, cozy, and inviting.
It is the symbol of wisdom and the color of hope and generosity.
White is the purest of all colors and a symbol of purity and chastity.
web.topchoice.com /~abyers/moduleten/html/lessons/lesn4colorpsyc.htm   (315 words)

 Devoe® Paint | Color Psychology
If you like the color red, you are impulsive, possibly athletic, sexy and quick to speak your mind, regardless of the consequences.
If your favorite color is yellow, this indicates that you have a yearning for the new and the modernÂ… and that you look forward to the future.
If you prefer the color teal, you are generally a sensitive individual who has cultivated a sophisticated sense of fashion.
www.devoepaint.com /NUSDPP/colorfeatures/colorpsychology.jsp   (704 words)

 C O L O R C O M - Books and Seminars - Color Seminars and Custom Workshops
Color professor Jill Morton offers a series of seminars and custom workshops that will give you what you need to create a color impact in your business.
Topics included color theory and color harmony, and the scientific of color psychology and physiological responses to color.
She's the conceptualizer, manager and creative force behind the Color Matters web site and is the author of the Color Voodoo series of publications about color.
www.colorcom.com /seminars.html   (604 words)

 Color Psychology Booklet
Each color is paired with a certain sound and body movement to expand your awareness of the different energies.
You can, with your intention, use this color system to access more of your emotional strengths as well as to break up the darker, denser, heavier energy that is currently in your body and energy field.
Being in tune with color can be of enormous help in expanding your ability to live in your own emotions.
www.drjeanette.com /colorbooklet.html   (639 words)

 Information Applied To Graphic Design: Color Psychology
Culture, the user, competitors, the situation — whether a color evokes a positive or negative emotion is as dependent on context as color in isolation.
A PDF The Impact of Color on Learning by Kathie Engelbrecht explains color psychology in the learning environment.
SAP Interface Color Usage Guide is one component of the collaboration of Frog industrial design and SAP on the Enjoy Design Language guidelines.
www.designcrux.netfirms.com /infograph.html   (1130 words)

 Color Psychology
Using two or three related colors next to each other on the color wheel, analogous combinations are both flexible and attention-grabbing.
Analogous color combinations of yellow, red, and orange, although full of life, constantly heat up the space whereas, blue, teal, and green always visually cool a space.
Because the two colors contain all three primary colors, the color scheme is complete and well-balanced.
www.designpsych.com /ColorPsychology.htm   (677 words)

 Imagination, Mental Imagery, Consciousness, Cognition: Science, Philosophy & History.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A resource for the study of imagination and mental images and their relevance to the understanding of consciousness and cognition, as approached primarily through the methods of analytical philosophy, experimental psychology, cognitive science, and the history of ideas/intellectual history.
Robert Gordon's "radical simulation" theory of folk psychology is considered in relation to the eliminative materialism of the Churchlands and the Perceptual Activity Theory of imagery and imagination.
The neurophysiological field theory of Gestalt psychology was a pioneering attempt to provide a physicalist theory of imagination.
www.calstatela.edu /faculty/nthomas   (2222 words)

 Welcome to Color Matters
Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live.
Explore : The concept of color can be approached from several disciplines: physiology, psychology, philosophy, and art.
Color Matters Web Staff (guarded by anti-spam solution)
www.colormatters.com /entercolormatters.html   (215 words)

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