Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.

The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.

The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.

The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.

Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.

Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.

Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.


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dehog said...

ok, now thats just cool, never knew you love reading about colours too, I got a book about colours, and it's amazing, helps me with designs and stuff !


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@sM@ said...

color game :-)

Interesting read - thanks for sharing !!

dehog said...

art is interesting for sure....replied again to your comment... ! on my blog..yaay ! :P


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Saim Baig said...
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Saim Baig said...


It was nice to eyes.Just like colors. different & Interesting post.

Tee said...

Beautiful image and this information on colors was so interesting! I learned some new things today reading your blog. Thanks! :)

dehog said...

Hey there, once again !
I m not sure if you know or not knwo about this : http://www.colourlovers.com/ but it's one hell of a website on colours, particularly their this article : http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2007/05/01/11-great-color-legends/

do check it out !


Razz said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog...

good post btw ... my color is and has always been BLUE! :)

Talha Masood said...

The color purple...

dehog said...

ah, no problem lady, got more resources, but they're more centered towards the web..


smnabil said...

U r maintaining a Good Blog, I like it.. Keep it Up

iabhopal said...

Good. I will try to remember. Right from my childhood, I never liked black and red without knowing their meaning.

dehog said...

I m mailing you the links right this moment, and I replied to your comment on my blog :)

Absar said...

Eh, what's the color for 'long post'? :P

J/k, interesting read.

Sidhusaaheb said...

Blue is one of my preferred colours, as far as clothing is concerned.

By the way, many colours seem to have different connotations in different cultures. For example, Christian brides and Hindu widows wear the same colour i.e. white.

Aru said...

Hey interesting post, so what is your color?

Raheel Lakhani said...

I love colors and this was a good thing to read :)

Kausar Bilal said...

Wow! a very interesting post...but what if a person like me loves almost all the colours to try on except plain black n white...