Colors, colors!
17 Aug 2016

Colors of the Mediterranean is a large part of what makes summer to wonderful… But let us take a closer look at what each color means…

Lavander on the island of Hvar

So, we have purple, green, blue, white and black in various places, and so much more!

BLACK:

Black

Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real.

Amy Grant

Black is the color of power, sophistication, formality, death, evil and mystery.

Black is a mysterious fight associated with a fear of the unknown. Usually it has a slightly or fully negative connotation (black humor, ‘black death’). Black also signifies strength and authority, formality, elegance and prestige (black tie, black Mercedes). Also, black is the symbol of sorrow.

Black clothes can make a person look more sleek and slim. Combined with red or orange, black gives a a very aggressive aura.

GRAY:

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The color of truth is gray.

Andre Gide

Gray is the color of neutrality and glamour. It has no special effect on the human psyche.

YELLOW:

Yellow

Follow the yellow brick road.
E. Y. Harburg

Yellow is the color of sunshine. Is associated with joy, happiness, intellect and energy.

Yellow has a warm effect, signifies cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. It is often associated with food. When used excessively, yellow may have a disturbing effect, and it is known that children cry more in yellow rooms.

WHITE:

White

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
Lao Tzu

White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity and virginity. It is considered a color of perfection.

White means safety and cleanliness. As opposed to black, white usually has a positive connotation. White can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white represents faith and purity.

RED:

Red

I love bright red drinks, don’t you? They taste twice as good as any other color.
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Red is the color of fire and blood, is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination, and with passion, desire and love.

Red is an emotionally intense color. It ups the human metabolism, accelerates breathing and raises blood pressure. It has a very high rate of visibility, which is why the stop signs, traffic lights, and fire-fighting equipment are all red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. This color is often found in many national flags.

PURPLE:

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I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.
― Alice WalkerThe Color Purple

Purple combines the stability of blue and energy of red. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, ambition, wealth and extravagance. Purple is also associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery and magic.

It is a rare color in nature.

PINK:

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When the silent flamingo dances pink with desire, I’ll be there, sipping on owl stares and kitten curls. 

― Jarod KintzWhenever You’re Gone, I’m Here For You

The pink color is soothing and gentle color reminiscent of innocent romance. Pale pink attracts energy, relaxes and makes those who wear it more approachable and less severe – ideal for a first date!

It symbolizes femininity, elegance, elegance, refinement, and is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses showing gratitude and happiness, and have a gentler meaning than red roses.

GREEN:

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She turned back to inspect a bank of greens: olive, jade, leaf, kiwi, lime, a silver-green like the back of birch leaves, a bright pistachio.
― Anne BartlettKnitting

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is commonly associated with money.

Green has a healing power. It is known as the most peaceful color to the naked eye, and can even improve vision, and it also has a calming effect on people. Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience, for example, “green” is something said of beginners. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green is the opposite of red, means safety, and is used as the color of free passage in traffic.

BLUE:

Blue

One of his tears fell in my mouth, where it became a blue sapphire, source of strength, source of strength and eternal hope.
― Anita DiamantThe Red Tent

Blue is the color of sky and sea. It is often connected to depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

Blue is the color of men, according to research, it is highly revered among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability, which is often used as a corporate color.

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