What if one day, you wake up and realize that all the colors of your life just went out? The beautiful rose from your beloved husband last night turned gray, your sexy red lipstick turned black, and the dazzling sun now could no longer light up the leaden sky. All things around you look the same: pale, dark, somber, and colorless. We suddenly realize that we are so used to seeing and using colors that they have become something we take for granted. We make rash decisions on choosing clothes every morning, choosing arbitrary colors and mixing them in our way. We use colors without considering what messages are conveyed to others, and we don’t know exactly what the real differences between red and yellow are.
Fortunately, it’s not too late to learn about their meanings to use them correctly when the rainbow still has seven colors. Let’s check out the interesting stories behind three primary colors in our life: RED- BLUE- YELLOW.
Red- Essential energy for life
Red is the color most chosen by extroverts. Next time, if you date with a girl you just know via internet, try to notice the color that she wears on the first date. If it ‘s red, she may be a self-confident, enthusiastic, sociable, friendly, and outgoing person. Take her to a crowded club or an coffee shop with rock music. You might get another date from her.
Red is also one of the top picks of men. Red lips have connection with attractiveness, and can increase visual fixation. If you go out with red lips tomorrow, you will be stand out and at least one out of five men will pay more attention to you. So it’s not suprising that we can easily catch on many superstars with red lipstick on television, especially in special events. But what if you don’t like red lipstick or It’s not suitable with your appearance in a business meeting? Don’t worry. How about a pair of red earings or a bracelet? Wear a red scarf or purse help you draw attention from other people. So, don’t forget the rule of becoming noticeable and eye-catching with red.
However, be careful with this color. It’s also the color of blood, emergency warning, and can be considered as a sign of danger.
Blue- Knowledge is like an Ocean
On a clear sunny day, the sky above us looks bright blue. Two-Third of the earth’s surface is covered with water which is also deeply blue. So it’s totally true that we are living in a world of blue.
Looking up at the sky, we feel free, peaceful, and pleasant. Looking down at the ocean, we feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable. These are exactly the feelings that blue brings to us. But it’s not the most interesting story about blue. Blue is the least “gender specific” color, having equal appeal to both men and women, and is the world’s most popular color both online and offline. It’s easy for anyone to name the three biggest social networks website- Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. But do you know why all of them choose blue as their brand colour(even other famous social media pages such as Stumble, Digg, and Delicious having blue in their brand)?
According to an Applied Colour Psychology Specialist, Blue is the colour of communication, representing the intellect, wisdom, and the mind. Also, it is an appropriate colour for a transparent background which does not distract the viewers from main content of the site. What else do we need for a website? It’s credibility. Blue gives the feeling of security, truthfulness, loyalty, tranquility, steadfastness, serenity, and trust. That’s also why most insurance companies’ logos are in blue. However, If our world all turns blue, there will be only sadness and loneliness like the melody of this “Love is blue” song.
“Blue, blue, my world is blue
Blue is my world now I’m without you”
Yellow- No light No life
It’s easy to find this color around us every day from sunrise to sunset. Like the enormous bright yellow circle that we see in the sky in day time, yellow produces warmth, cheerfulness, happiness, and lively, energetic feelings.
In ancient times, our ancestors had considered the Sun as god and goddess because it protects them from dangerous animals. The sun gives them light, warmth, seasons and the very existence of life on this planet. What about now? Human evolution helps them inventing one of a greatest invention in the world: Electricity. Thanks to Mr Thomas Edison, we can have light all day if we want, no fear of darkness anymore. The sun which has enough fuel left for around 5 billion years even provides us more than light. Solar technology is becoming the key for our future generations when other energy resources are running out. Solar car , solar water heater, solar panels- We are taking advantage of the energy from the sun, but do we show any respect to it? We hide our faces in big buildings with air conditioning which emit chemicals ruining the ozone. Our earth are getting hotter due to the holed ozone, and the sun is getting rude, causing troubles to us.
It’s time to open the windows and see how beautiful our earth is. It was created perfectly for us with yellow sun, blue ocean, and red flame. But what it will be depended on how we take care of it. Do you still remember one of the best all time animation movies Wall-e? My younger sister watched that movie and asked me if our lives would become like this one day. The answer is “Yes”. If human keep taking everything in their lives for granted, one day God would take back the gift he gave us. Using colors properly is one way to show our appreciation with the colorful lives. Obviously, no one want to suffer through “black and white TV” everyday for the next 22 centuries. Please start finding out the story behind your favourite colors and share here.