Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Colors of the Rainbow

Isn't it amazing how colors can affect our moods, perception, senses and general well being? How can these pictures not put a smile on your face? I just love these mini puff ball hair pins by Handle and Spout (photo via Inspired Goodness) and these zippers from Purl Bee!

Red is associated with heat, energy and blood, and emotions that "stir the blood", including anger, passion, and love. In our culture Red, is often used in a negative wat to indicate danger or emergency.

Orange is known to keep balance, and has a calming effect when used lightly.

The color yellow is associated with age and aging, both with people and objects.The term "yellow" is associated at times with jealousy, as well as cowardliness.

Green is known widely for nature, as well as regeneration and birth. It also is combined with other color names to increase specificity, as in blue-green, or with objects, as in emerald green. Green is also used to describe jealousy and envy, as well as anyone young, inexperienced, or gullible (probably by analogy to unripe, i.e. unready or immature, fruit).

Blue is the color of truth, serenity and harmony, by helping to soothe the mind. It is good for cooling, calming, reconstructing and protecting.

Purple is associated with royalty, regality, and nobility. (It is also my least favorite color).

Block colors and information credited to Crystalinks.com

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