Fundamentals of Color: Part 2 – The Symbolism
In addition to their remarkable ability to transform into other hues, colors have the ancillary ability to evoke feelings through their hidden meanings. This psychological phenomena brings us to our second stop in our journey through all things color. Now let’s take a look at the hidden symbolism behind some of our “favorite” colors and see what they may suggest about ourselves and the world around us.
Red is undoubtedly one of the most striking and memorable of hues and suggests feelings of Energy, Power, Passion, Excitement, Danger, and Strength.
Classic Porsche Red
Le Très Particulier Cocktail Bar (in the Hotel Particulier de Montmartre)
Prelude to Tomato Soup from thefirstmess.com
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow, which leads to Creativity, Youthfulness, Adventure, Fun, Sociability, and a Friendly disposition.
Orange Dhalias from Floret Flowers
Yellow, as does the sun, brings its own form of Energy, Happiness, Joy, Optimism and Cheerfulness.
Green is the color of money and Wealth, Growth, Freshness, Vitality, Renewal and Health.
Blue suggests Intelligence, Stability, Wisdom, Confidence, Authority and Honesty. Hint hint check out the TLS logo
Le Jardin Majorelle
Purple is the chosen hue of Royalty, and alludes to Mystery, Compassion, Imagination and Exotic locales.
Doorway in France
Brown has a Natural, Woodsy quality, and lends itself to Honesty and Wholesomeness.
Every Shade of Coffee
Pink reminds us of Femininity, Romance, Sweetness, Softness, and Innocence.
Black symbolizes Formality, Power, Sophistication, Luxury and Elegance.
White like the clouds, hints of light Airiness, Purity, Serenity, and Minimalism.