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Emotional color dictionary

​Dear friends, on the lessons one of the most popular topics we can hear is the creation of the mood with colour combinations and composition. This post will be very helpful if you like abstract painting. We ask our teacher Marissa - about some advises and this is what she said...





Calmness and a feeling of comfort - this is your goal use natural colours. Preference is given to nuanced harmony and colors such as green, beige, blue, white, brown.


If you want to show anxiety and tension use complex, fractional, color compositions and colors such as bright yellow, purple, dark blue, red, black. They will make work dynamic.


​ Interest and surprise arise when perceiving dynamic, complex, asymmetric, curved, contrasting-harmonious compositions. Using bright saturated color tones on our works.


If you want to go away from boredom, do not use combinations of the simplest, monotonous, straightforward, rhythmic, symmetrical color compositions, the predominant colors of which are dull and heavy colors - gray, brown, black.


Elevation and lightness are created by simple, vertically pronounced compositions, which are look like light, light colors - blue, white, yellow, turquoise.


Romanticism and daydreaming are formed during the perception of dynamic, medium-complex, mostly harmonious nuanced compositions. With the help of colors such as blue, pink, gold, white.


Joy and satisfaction arise when exposed to color compositions of medium complexity. Preferred colors are light red, green, blue, yellow, pink.


Indifference and passivity are characteristic of the simplest, ordered, symmetrical, straightforward, generally horizontal compositions, where dull colors predominate - gray, brown.


Solemnity and severity are inherent in static, rhythmic, large-scale compositions. Colors - blue, purple, white, red, black (in small quantities)

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