The Language of Color

Special produce colors and moods reactions in people who watch. They also affect the apparent proportions of the space (height, width, depth), making it appear with characteristics different from the real ones.


Colors influence the impression we produce a space.
To understand the language spoken by the colors, we need to start by defining the characteristics of warm colors and cool colors.
Features Warm and Cold Colors The division between warm and cool colors is achieved by drawing a line on the color wheel from yellow-green to red-violet. Colors one side, containing red and yellow are warm, and opposite side, the colors blue and containing the mixture, are cold. The green and violet colors are neutral pure and degree of temperature depends on the rate at which they add red, yellow or blue.

Warm colors (yellow and red) have a stimulating effect and give the impression that they are moving, they are ahead of the surface that contains them. This causes sense of closeness. Colors are vital, happy and active.

Conversely, cold colors (blue, green and violet) produce a relaxing action recoil effect, alienation, generating sense of distance. Produce an impression of repose and calm, and when used alone may give little effect intimacy and sadness.

In large rooms warm, dark colors help to visually reduce the space. In a scheme predominantly horizontal lines, warm colors apparently serve to increase the size of the furniture and raise the ceilings. Cool colors and light colors allow us to enlarge the place. A narrow corridor, for example, takes wider look if painted with a cool color.

The Warm Colors
Pure red is the color of life, associated with intense and exciting action. Used pure may be somewhat violent, so it must be used sparingly, in detail or small areas. From the range of red-burgundy, vermilion, magenta, etc. – You can say the same. Red lowered with white, pastels in shades, can instead produce comfort and warmth.

The Pure Orange is also a color associated with vitality, since it includes mixture of red and yellow. As exciting as red, also should be used with restraint and respect, avoiding large spaces. It is always better to use less powerful combinations of orange, salmon, etc..

Yellow evokes strength and will. It’s exciting and has its proper place in rooms with little natural light.

The Cold Colors
Color is the coldest of all. Expresses calm, quiet and repose. For quality of sedation is useful for working areas and rooms. Mixed with green or violet, reduces its austerity and coldness. In brightly lit rooms is not convenient to use, it absorbs light and subtraction luminosity.

Purple is a color that produces sadness. It is the religious color, mystic par excellence. Color is indifferent and aloof, able to evoke the idea of ​​mystery. As the color of a shorter wave length, expressed deep silence and sad. Increasing the proportion of red is more vital and active. Increasing the blue accentuates her coldness and detachment. The shades of lilac and lavender are marked female profile.

Being a mixed color between blue and yellow, two colors opposite characteristics, we could say it is a balanced color that expresses quiet, greenery, freshness. Pure Green is a neutral color that can be made cooler by increasing the amount of blue or warmer yellow increasing participation. Most exciting, of course, are the green-yellow. In the set is best used in pastel colors and pure only for details.

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