For many people, colour is something taken for granted. It is all around us. Yet when we come to use colour in our clothing and in our homes we often make mistakes because we don’t understand what is going on.
Colour is a universal language. It stimulates the emotions, shapes cultures and forms the background of our world. Everyone’s life can be enriched by colour.
Exploring the impact that colour can have on our living space, and how we respond to those colours, is essential. The ambience and even proportions of a room can be ‘changed’ by the way we use colour.
Latino’s and Africans have an affinity for warm, bright colours. English prefer cool colours. Scandinavian’s like blues. Carribs favour pastels. Russians associate Red with social order and beauty. Hindu’s associate red with life and joy. In China and Bolivia red is worn at weddings to denote happiness and love. Eskimo’s have 17 different words for white.
. . . Oh and did you realise that brown stimulates your appetite, especially when combined with peach or strawberry pink . . . ?
. . .On the other hand, violet depresses appetite . . .
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