Tag Archives: color theory

Mummy Brown and Other Historical Colors — Infographic

Mummy Brown and Other Historical Colors

Throughout time, we have always been making art and then looking for colors to create art that was more and more realistic.  There have been unique combinations of chemicals and materials in the past that have created some interesting colors, not to mention some that when you think about what they’re made of can be downright creepy or dangerous.  Check out some of these historical colors, many of which are no longer made for a variety of reasons.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Infographics


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Psychology of Colors — Infographic

Psychology of Colors in Marketing

While this infographic by Louise Myers keys in on the marketing aspect of color choices, it is very interesting from the psychology standpoint as well.  If you want to ignore the use in marketing, or emphasize that as a product of psychology and mind manipulation, this is an interesting study in how we use and make associations based on colors.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Infographics


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Art of the Day – 9/19/13 (Yellow-Red-Blue, Wassily Kandinsky, 1925)

Daily Artwork — “Yellow-Red-Blue, Wassily Kandinsky, 1925”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

1925 — Yellow-Red-Blue. Oil on Canvas. Abstract Art style. Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Daily Art


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Culture and Colors – Infographic

What Colors Mean to Different Cultures

Every culture expresses themselves differently, whether it be through words, signs, gestures, or symbols.  This is no different when it comes to color.  For example, in the US (and most western cultures) we associate the color red with danger, but for the Native Americans it’s yellow.  We get the blues when we’re unhappy, but the Japanese see black.  Today’s data packed infographic gives a fantastic insight into the ways that different cultures perceive their emotions through color. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Infographics


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Color & Emotion Guide — Infographic

Color, Emotion, and Logos

Today’s infographic helps to illustrate the meaning and emotions conveyed by certain colors. It also highlights some corporate logos that utilize these colors to tap into these subconscious meanings. How many logos and companies have been successful in tapping into these emotions with their color schemes? [VIA]

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Infographics


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Color in Marketing – Infographic

The Meaning of Color in Marketing

We all know that different color convey different meanings to our subconscious…and so do marketers.  If you look closely at advertisements, in all media, you will see that they take advantage of this fact in their campaigns.  Today’s inforgraphic helps to show how this marketing tool is so effective by explaining the meaning of come commonly used colors, their appeal worldwide, and how they are used to market products and services.

Courtesy of: Attwood Digital
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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Infographics


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Psychology of Color — Infographic

The Psychology of Color

We view the world through the prism of color, but just how to we perceive those color subconsciously   Every color of the rainbow has the ability to trigger an emotional (and sometimes physical) response in us.  Today’s infographic explains this phenomenon — how our subconscious is triggered by different colors, their meaning, and as a bonus the best colors for the different rooms of your house and even how advertisers use this knowledge of color to entice us. [VIA]

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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Infographics


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