The mystery of colors: origin, symbolism and trend
Colors are everywhere and there are endless shades. What is this phenomenon? What do they represent?
What is color and how do we see it?
Light is an electromagnetic wave (like a radio wave) and "its color" depends on its wavelength.
Its size gives it its "color": when the wavelengths are short - around 380 nm - we perceive them as blue-violet and when they are longer - around 700 nm - we perceive them as red. The set of visible waves is called the spectrum of visible light . There are waves that are too long or too short to be seen, such as ultraviolet. We get a spectrum of sunlight if we pass it through water droplets. This creates a rainbow where we perceive all the colors below.
The eye is a complex organ, which has evolved over the centuries. It is he who allows us to see the world in color and to perceive thousands of nuances. We visualize colors through the cones in our eyes . These cones only perceive red, blue and green. It is by mixing these three colors that the brain is able to "manufacture", to reconstitute, and therefore to perceive all the "other" colors.
That's why we invented an RGB color model . Thus, the screens have Red-Green-Blue or RGB pixels . They approximate the functioning of the human eye thanks to three types of pixels.
In 1930, the International Lighting Company discovered that human beings with the finest visual acuity are able to distinguish up to 200 shades per color!
What do the colors say about you?
- Blue: serenity, calm and inspiration
- Red: passion, energy and danger
- Yellow: cheerful, optimistic, stimulating
- Orange: lively, voluble and relaxed
- Green: nature, freshness and renewal
- Violet: ambitious, sophisticated and mysterious
- Black: iconic, timeless and elegant
- White: minimalist, purity and delicacy
- Gray: seriousness, strength and longevity
- Brown: honest, natural and refined
- Rose: subtle, delicious and enterprising
And you, which color best represents you?
Each year has an official color. Since the year 2000, Pantone , a color chart company, has determined the color of the year with the aim of inspiring creative and fashion circles.
In 2019, the color elected by Pantone is the color of happiness : it is Living Coral, a very subtle orange-pink coral .
Coral can be associated with dark red tones such as deep purple, mauve, plum or eggplant. The set used to bring out the coral color. Other color combinations are possible, such as with pink, red, yellow and orange. These associations are a little more risky, but the result may be the most beautiful effect.
The trends for next year , 2020 , will continue on this path with natural colors , pastels for a soft and lively rendering: olive greens, very pure blues, shades of beige and earth tones. The browns evolve, between natural terracottas and urban brown, matte or futuristic metallic.
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