The Architectural Board in
GAAAAHHHH !! Government and bureaucratic BS brings out my sour side! I mean continuing ed courses that I read for credits are usually just ignorant. It feels like a freshmen class. Deja Vu at
Or as Yogi Berra once said, “It’s Déjà vu all over again.”
However I ran across some stuff on color yesterday that was half-way interesting. It’s still disarmingly simple, but in a happily simple way. I am giving you some of the lowlights below. Give yourself a ½ CE Credit in architecture when finished. My flippant comments are in maaaroooon.
Often our relationships with colors are based on our memories of colors. We remember pleasant experiences, pleasant people and pleasant surroundings. These colors make us feel those same pleasant emotions. In contrast the color of vomit can make you sick.
We often relate to colors because of their associations. We think of gold as a rich luxurious color because it is the color of a precious metal. Apply that color to another object and the association is transferred to the object to some degree. Men should paint their penises gold?
Color as Therapy:
Blue – Promotes physical and mental relaxation, inner security and confidence; used to stimulate healing, relieve pain and lower blood pressure.
Yellow – Bright, happy and stimulating; improves memory, judgment and the capacity for decision making. And you thought Grant was attracted to yellow women because of their cute booties….
Effects of Lighter and Darker Colors:
A small home appears larger with the use of light coordinated colors of similar values. Light colors can, however, make crowded houses look even more so and can make large houses appear too luminous. Paint your little house white if you want it to appear larger. Put white shingles on it if you want it to look really really big. Put a white fence around it and we’re talking castle.
A large home appears less bulky and less imposing when dark contrasting colors are used. If you are ashamed of your big house, paint it dark gray. If you are very proud of your very big house; paint that mother white!
Yes, I actually took a Continuing Ed test on this stuff. and it went on like this for 72 pages!
Like I said, GAAAHHHH !!