Colours are a fundamental part of our daily lives, they surround us, embrace us, transmit emotions to us and can influence our decisions, actions and moods. Despite the fact that the perception of colour is strictly sensory, individual and therefore subjective, over time we have assigned different meanings to each colour; these meanings vary from culture to culture, and change over time. We learn them from childhood and they accompany us throughout our lives.
Yellow, the colour of gold
Colour related to the brain, the mental process and the nervous system, so it generates the sensation of movement in the body. It is ideal to motivate action; transmits youth and joy. It sets the stage for beginning and continuing communication.
Red, the colour of fire and blood
It produces the feeling of energy, therefore, it increases blood pressure levels and heartbeat. It transmits passion, love, adventure. It encourages action, confidence and courage. Being a warm colour, it is good therapy against sadness.
Pink, the colour of femininity and romance
The color pink symbolizes charm, sensitivity, tenderness, the feminine, politeness and the romantic love. It’s a delicate color associated with flowers, babies, little girls and bubble gum. Pink also stands for universal love of others and of oneself.
Blue, the colour of sky and sea
Projects calm, tranquility and relaxation. It gives the sensation of freshness and peace. Colour related to purity, immensity and divinity.
Green, the colour of plants
It immediately refers us to nature, health and prosperity. As it is a colour derived from the mixture of yellow and blue, colours related to the mind and calm respectively, green generates the sensation of mental and physical rest. Helps relieve depression, nervousness and anxiety. It generates the feeling of harmony and integration with our environment.
Purple, the colour of royalty
This is a colour that rarely appears in nature, perhaps for this reason it was associated with royalty, distinction, magic and mysticism. It gives the feeling of calm and spirituality. Activates the sense of creativity and imagination.
Orange, the colour of sun
It is a colour resulting from the mixture of yellow and red, therefore it transmits some of its meanings and adds others. Like yellow, it suggests energy. Depending on the tone, it can refer to fire or sunset. It generates hunger and appetite and is widely used for these purposes! Ideal to break the ice and start socializing.
Brown, the colour of earth
It is warm, comfortable, safe and natural. It is said to be the colour of resilience and also of material security. It refers to the natural, sustainable and kind to the planet.
White, the colour of purity
Traditionally the colour of weddings, signifying the purity of souls and feelings that are involved. It transmits peace, tranquility and eternity. Helps clear and clarify the mind. It motivates people to overcome obstacles and move forward due to the tranquility it projects. It evokes purification and tranquility both in our thoughts and in our actions.
Grey, the colour of metal
Although gray can often be seen as a colour that conveys mediocrity and sadness, it is a colour that also conveys balance, poise, elegance, strength. It generates expectation, it is majestic and imposing.
Black, the colour that is not
In a strict sense black is not a colour, but the absence of light, but for practical purposes it is a colour that projects elegance, sophistication and mystery. It makes the person seem discreet and sober. In almost all the West it is also related to mourning.
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