Color Symbolism

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Color Matters
Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. Color can sway thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.

Blue -
In the English language, blue often represents the human emotion of sadness, for example, "He was feeling blue". In German, on the other hand, to be "blue" (blau sein) is to be drunk.
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Color Symbolism - Using Color for Meaning
Color is considered one of the most useful and powerful design tools you have. People respond to different colors in different ways, and these responses take place on a subconscious, emotional level.

Color Symbolism -
According to Henry Dreyfus, Japanese, in contrast with Westerners, grasp colors on an intuitively horizontal plane, and pay little heed to the influences of light. Colors, whether intense or soft, are identified not so much on the basis of reflected light or shadow, but in terms of the meaning or feeling associated with them.
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Color Symbolism -
Color is vital to the repertoir of your average Web designer, and yet many designers don't realize that the colors they choose may be having more of an effect than they realize.
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Pigments through the Ages
Pigments in painting. How artists have colored our lives.

Color Rules of Thumb
Uses and psychological effects. Color symbolism - our responses to color are not just biological. They are also influenced by color associations from our culture.