Some colours makes us restless, energetic, creative etc…
But all colour triggers some personal and emotional responds based on past memories and experience, nature and culture, profession and communication. Also note that the meaning or personality of a colour relates to us in different ways at different atmosphere.
The two basic element in choosing a colour (hue) is knowing your personality and the personalities of the colour(s) you are choosing.
All these didn’t change the basic personalities of colour(s). In studying the meaning of what each colour stood for, we will look at the personality of some colour within our environment by looking at the basic ‘Characters’, ‘Effects’, and ‘Purpose’ of colour within our environment.
CHARACTER :- Red is dynamic and sociable, and it function best in an active environment.
EFFECT:- it creates a warmth, vibrant, strong and energetic environment.
PURPOSE:- For promotion of activities over relaxation. It is best used in a place where activities counts.
CHARACTER :- Yellow is bright, intelligent and warm, it leaves you with a positive feeling.
EFFECT :- It generates a happy and optimistic atmosphere.
PURPOSE :- it aim at leaving you with a healthy lifestyle through happiness and cheerful experience.
CHARACTER :- Orange is strong, lively and full of fun.
EFFECT :- It brightening dull space or moment, and helps us to connect with one another as much as we connect with ourselves.
PURPOSE :- It increase creativity, idea, and favour companionship. People who love orange are often innovative and creative.
CHARACTER :- Pink is often seen as a feminine colour,due to her tenderness and warmth which calms our emotional energy. And her characters has to do with loving and nurturing.
EFFECT :- It restate love, trust, and expresses love in a romantic way. And it makes us become fully sensitive in showing care and love in our friendship and family.
PURPOSE :- Pink gives us reassurance and makes us feel secure.
CHARACTER :- Naturally, purple is loud, dramatic and exotic. It gives you the impression of luxury, wealth, extravagance, nobility and royalty.
EFFECT :- Purple activates the mind or senses through her deep, intense and emotional look. As well as encourage sensitivity and compassion.
PURPOSE :- Purple gives you the feeling or expression of luxury and pleasantness.
CHARACTER :- Green is the most predominant colour on earth. It’s the colour of nature and it looks calm, relaxing and fresh as nature. It gives us harmony and balance.
EFFECT :- It re-energize us when we are physically, emotional and mentally exhausted, and gives us a peaceful and soothing experience.
PURPOSE :- For simplicity, calmness and easy going, and it helps us to connects with ourselves as we connect with nature.
CHARACTER :- Colour blue is calm and relaxing in nature, it works well for people who want quietness.
EFFECT :- It releases the eyes and nerves from stress and makes us feel trust when we are surrounded by it.
PURPOSE :- Is to generate a calm and relaxing experience that forster creativity and intelligence. Most interior decor use it in the bed rooms or in a restful area.
CHARACTER :- Black is conservative, independence, discipline, self-control and serious. Colour black has a way of hiding things or covering hidden things, as well as absorb things.
EFFECT :- It gives us the feeling of seriousness and makes every object (colours) to standout or become noticeable.
PURPOSE :- For expression of independence, uniqueness and boldness while everything ( objects or colours ) standout.
CHARACTER :- Purity, simplicity, perfection, completeness and independence are the basic characters of colour white.
EFFECT :- It makes you come alive, and opens your mind and emotions up to creativity, encouragement, calmness, peace, hope, protection etc…
PURPOSE :- White aimed at purifying your thoughts and emotions, and leaves you with a refreshing experience.
CHARACTER :- In character, gold colour is associated with royalty, prosperity, abundance, success and value. Gold colour is bold, optimistic, strong and positive.
EFFECT :- It gives a warmth feeling to everything around it and brighten up things around it. The expression of richness is generated as well.
PURPOSE :- Gold colours gives us boldness and confidence, and makes us feel royal.
CHARACTER :- Silver has a sophisticated character, such as glamorous, modernity, prosperity, alluring and self control.
EFFECT :- It gives you an equilibrium restoration of your expression through her sparkling or shiny looks. It literally expresses her colour (hue) among other colours (hue) by making them standout.
PURPOSE :- Her purpose is to inspire intuition, cleansing and releasing mental, emotional and physical stress.
CHARACTER :- Colour gray is an interesting colour, and some of her characters are indecisive, non-emotional, maturity, conservative, reserved, conform and practical.
EFFECT :- Gray tones down any colour that is brighter and stronger, and illuminates the softer ones around it. Which in return makes us experience the desired result.
PURPOSE :- Her purpose is to create a neutral expression, neither positive or negative.
CHARACTER :- Magenta colour is dynamic and very influential, it is often seen as a universal colour that gives or brings harmony and balance. The basic characters of Magenta are spirit soar, optimistic, loving, compassionate, creative and innovative.
EFFECT :- It leaves you with soaring spirit which enable you to approach things in a creative, optimistic, cheerful, tolerance, acceptance and supportive way.
PURPOSE :- Magenta colour main purpose is to create a positive change that would make your spirit, soul and body to be in tranquility.
CHARACTER :- It would interest you to know that turquoise colour is often referred to as turquoise blue. And it fit in on the colour scale or wheel between green and blue. It is seen as another shade of blue, but, the interesting thing is that, turquoise colour has her own shades of colours. Her basic characters includes good communication, clarity of thought, creativity, calmness balance and harmony.
EFFECT :- Turquoise colour enhances our thinking and decision making process through her lightness and brightness. Her calm looks helps to invigorate or restores used energy.
PURPOSE :- Her main purpose is to foster emotional balance, stability and the ability to focus.
CHARACTER :- Sometimes, people mistake Indigo colour for violet (Purple) or blue colour. Indigo has the looks and attributes of both colours. Indigo helps intuition and perception, her characters includes concentration, deeper levels of consciousness, perception, intuition and sincerity.
EFFECT :- It influences concentration and intuition positively and stimulates the right brain or creative activity.
PURPOSE :- Her main purpose is to enhance concentration by making you focus, organize, practical, sincere and truthful
CHARACTER :- Beige colour is an uneventful colour, and it is versatile, so you should learn to play around it shades and tone if you want to make the best use of it.
Beige has the warmth of brown and the coolness of white. Beige is ‘conservative, calm, soft, depending and warm in character.
EFFECT :- The effect of colour beige is determined by warmth or lonely expression, depending on the shade and tone. But the true effect of beige depends on the colours around it.
PURPOSE :- The main purpose of beige colour is to take on the characteristics of the colour around it.
CHARACTER :- Ivory has similar attribute with colour beige, and it has some of the pureness and softness of white, but with a warmth tone.
Cool, calm, independent, soft, quiet and pleasantness are the basic characters of ivory colour.
EFFECT :- It gives a sense of elegance and calmness to every colours around it.
PURPOSE :- Ivory lighten darker colours and also take on earthly quality when combined with earthly colours like ( pls add two or three names and image of earthy colours )
CHARACTER :- Brown, the colour that gives reassurance, comfort and stability. Brown can be sophisticating or can give an elegance feeling, depending on the shade of the brown.
Brown characters include sincerity, confident, warm, practical, structure, comfort, protection and quietness.
EFFECT :- It aid a friendly and approachable environment and leaves you with the feeling of calmness and safety.
PURPOSE :- The major purpose is to restore or signify stability, support, structure and comfort.