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Groups of Color and What They Mean by Foxy Interiors, Central Florida
FOXY INTERIORS INCORPORATED, CENTRAL FLORIDA
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Color has been around since the beginning of time. Color first began through pigments naturally found in minerals in the earth. Earth colors include yellow, red, brown and green. This is how early cave dwellers were able to paint their walls in their humble abodes. I spoke about this in my blog Early Interiors.
There are three groups of color: (1) warm, (2) cool, and (3) neutral or neutralized colors. Do you know what colors each group contain and the feeling they invoke when used? Okay, here we go.
Warm colors are engaging, active, positive, cheery, cozy and stimulating. When used in an interior, they tend to close off the space. When you think of warm colors, think of the sun and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The color group of warm colors contains red, red-orange, orange, yellow-orange, and yellow. I see you nodding your head yes – reminds you of the sun.
Cool colors invoke feelings of relaxation; they are soothing and restful. Cool colors tend to expand space when used in an interior. I’m reminded of water when I think of cool colors. The color group of cool ... more
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