Thursday, August 7, 2008

Today is orange and yellow


I only have five days and way more than 5 colors that I wanted to do so I am combining two today. They coordinate well, though and sometimes, they can be mistaken for each other! Orange has always been Allison's favorite color and I really think that is a small part of why she picked UT for college. LOL So, show me something orange or yellow or both! You have until Friday at 3 to post.
Another excerpt from Color Wheel Pro

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.

Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms. Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning. In heraldry, yellow indicates honor and loyalty. Later the meaning of yellow was connected with cowardice.

Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings. You can choose yellow to promote children's products and items related to leisure. Yellow is very effective for attracting attention, so use it to highlight the most important elements of your design. Men usually perceive yellow as a very lighthearted, 'childish' color, so it is not recommended to use yellow when selling prestigious, expensive products to men – nobody will buy a yellow business suit or a yellow Mercedes. Yellow is an unstable and spontaneous color, so avoid using yellow if you want to suggest stability and safety. Light yellow tends to disappear into white, so it usually needs a dark color to highlight it. Shades of yellow are visually unappealing because they loose cheerfulness and become dingy.

Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.
Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.

5 comments:

Amy L said...

My sunshin-y yellow picture. I took it this past weekend in my back yard.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/2741403660_a9b14658bd.jpg?v=0

Debbie said...

Here's my orange and yellow photo color challenge for today. It's a bit kooky but I spotted after going on my deck this morning to check my flowers. Its Drew's growing octupus. lol

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i197/debmac52/DSC_0003.jpg

Allison said...

Amy, that picture is beautiful.

Debbie, that made me laugh. How big will it get? It is a great photo!

Dettao said...

that last comment was from me. College girl keeps signing me out of my computer to use it and I don't notice until I see her name all over everything. ARRRG!

Suppenhuhn said...

Here's my yellow pic:

http://www.huehner-punkt.de/scrap/yellow.jpg

Regards,
Tamara