Meanings of colors …
It’s hard to imagine anything related with drawing without asking few questions about colors and their meanings. It’s obvious they posses tremendous power on our moods and can even trigger certain emotions.
This means when we use particular color, we are consciously or unconsciously making several decisions. One of them is of course revealing how we feel in certain moment and about certain theme. Painting a sun black is definitely expression of positive feelings, for instance.
Another important decision is our message. Considering drawing or painting is sort of communication, we are talking to our audience. With some skill and right set of colors we can effect their emotions too. We can depress and we can inspire.
All colors also carry important symbolism which is conditioned with history, geography and other factors. So I can provide only approximate list of colors with their meanings. Use it with caution.
List of colors with positive and negative meanings
Blue: calmness coldness
Red: action aggression
Yellow: optimism childishness
Purple: luxury vanity
Orange: self-confidence superficiality
Green: freshness inexperience
Brown: practicality predictability
Black: power evilness
Gray: timelessness boredom
White: purity emptiness
What about numerous tones and shades? Color wheels have so much more than basic colors to offer!
Well, this is certainly a theme for many hours of debate, but this post should cover the basics. Every color can be used and abused and there is time and place for both in our lives.
Thanks for your visit. Have a colorful day!