Colour

We all look at colours each and everyday, but we do not really recognise the effect they have. Light and colour, on a fundamental level, is how we see the world. We receive colour through the fragmentation of light in waves through a spectrum. The colour spectrum is of three – three primary colours (red, yellow and blue) which can be mixed to make secondary and tertiary colours. We use colours in different ways. For example, when we work at opposite ends of the colour spectrum, using greens and reds together, a striking effect is observed. Moreover, the hardening of a colour’s tone establishes a profound nature to it, whilst softening the tone makes it relaxed. Colours take up different meanings in different cultures and natures. Where blue once was a colour of danger (like the ocean) it is now a softening colour. Yellow is religious and pink and blue are gender specific. This is a general insight to the significant effects colours can impose upon an audience; however, in their different uses, hardened or softened tones, culture and nature, they will take other appropriate meanings.

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