Friday, February 3, 2012

color wheel-free chart

The Color of Love Through the Artistic Eye
Posted: 03 Feb 2012 08:02 AM PST
Love is most often associated with the color red. Be that by conditioning of incessant advertising or that we are drawn to it by nature. Secondary to red is of course pink, in almost any level of saturation.

Red is one of those colors that possesses the strongest Ying and Yang of its theoretical definitions. Between love and hate, rebirth and death, the human relationship in any combination, could literally be summed up in the meaning of the color Red. Pink has what I would describe as a temperamental scale, more based on softness versus loudness than the extreme left or right end of the spectrum.

"Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love." - // COLOR THEORY poster freebie
Click  on the magenta address above to print out a color wheel for yourself. Meanings and terms will be useful in choosing colors for your home or clothes. Passive/receding colors versus active/advancing colors are shown as well.

Application: If you are about to choose a wall color for a room which has north light, choose a warmer color to cheer up the space. If you have a warm, south facing room, choose from the cooler side of the spectrum.

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