A color palette is divided into cool and warm color groups. Warm colors are on one side of the wheel and cool colors on the other.
Where they meet, they mix and form hybrid colors, such as green or purple, for example. Hybrid colors, depending on the mix, may tend to be more cold or warm.
Reds, oranges, yellows have all the qualities of heat, belonging to the group of warm colors, stimulating and also calming for our emotions, as they somehow yearn for warmth.
An example is the color red, one of the most successful colors in our consumer society and found in products such as Coca-Cola, the Ferrari car, among others.
Warm colors, therefore, work very well in the social spaces of your home, such as the living room, dining room and kitchen. They are also ideal for restaurants and bars, where socializing associated with eating and drinking is key.
In this sense, to create a stimulating environment or to whet people’s appetites, you can consider using this type of colors. But you should also be careful when using them, for example, orange or yellow in excess, reflect more light and stimulate the eyes excessively, causing irritation in people.
The blue side, browns, grays and whites
These colors have all the qualities of coolness in that they are calming, increasing our mind’s concentration. These colors calm emotions and sharpen our thoughts, allowing our mind to be more available to “work”.
For example, cool blue is one of the most popular colors for shirts and suits, as well as in police uniforms. blue is suggested for rooms where you are going to sleep, as it is typically calm and serene, ideal to help with breathing and help lower blood pressure. These colors are best suited in private rooms where concentration, calm and rest are the most important factors , like the bedroom or office, for example.
Black and White
Black can exist in all colors and white is the absence of color, in general terms. But both have hot and cold properties, so knowing when to use them is very important.
As a rule, white is cold and black is warm.
So if you paint a room straight white, it will tend to be cold, and will need lots of colors from other warm elements to make it physically comfortable, whereas if it’s black it’s instantly warm and needs to be used sparingly, in order not to stimulate an emotional overload. Just a little bit of black is enough.
Finally, you should use neutral colors at 30% and strong colors (cold or warm) at 70%. We must use strong colors in moderation, knowing well what intention we want to use them and what impact they will have on our emotions and mental performance. This knowledge is very important for aesthetic choices of the house and clothes, among others.
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