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Colour, or color, is a property of light as seen by people. The international spelling of the word is colour, the word color is used in American English. “Primary colours” can be mixed to make the other colours. Red, yellow, and blue are the three traditional primary colours. The primary colours for television screens and computer monitors are red, green, and blue. Printers use magenta, yellow, and cyan as their primary colours.They also use black.
See the fact file below for more information on the colors or alternatively, you can download our 22-page Colors worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- The world is full of light. Visible light is made of seven wavelength groups. These are the colors you see in a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
- Within the visible light of the electromagnetic spectrum are still more wavelengths. Each wavelength is perceived by our eyes as a different color.
- The reddish colors are the long wavelengths. The greenish colors are the mid-size wavelengths. The bluish colors are the short wavelengths.
- Red, orange, and yellow are warm colors, while violet and blue are cool colors. Green is said to be the most neutral color.
- Warm colors make a room feel warm, while cool colors make a room feel cool.
- Warm colors make the room seem smaller because the walls feel closer while cool colors make the walls feel further away which makes it feel larger.
- Primary colors are blue, red, and yellow. These are pure colors that have no component other than themselves.
- Secondary colors are orange, green, and purple. These are composed of the primary colors on either side of it on the color wheel. For example: Orange = red+yellow, Green = blue+yellow, Purple = blue+red.
- Tertiary colors are orange-red, orange-yellow, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-purple, and red-purple. Tertiary colors have more of one color than the other.
- Hue is another name for the word color, and value describes the darkness or lightness of a color.
- Black is the absence of color and is therefore not a color. White is the blending of all colors and is a color.
- Most people see color very clearly, but there are some people who are color-blind.
Psychology of Colors
- Several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or the use of colors to heal.
- Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colorology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.
- According to some studies, there are four psychological primary colours – red, blue, yellow, and green.
- They relate respectively to the body, the mind, the emotions, and the essential balance between these three.
- Red (Physical) – It is a powerful colour. It denotes physical courage, strength, warmth, energy, and also defiance, aggression, visual impact, and strain.
- Blue (Intellect) – It is a soothing color. It denotes intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, but also coldness, aloofness, and lack of emotion.
- Yellow (Emotional) – This wavelength is stimulating. It symbolizes extraversion, confidence, self-esteem, optimism, but also fear, emotional fragility, and depression.
- Green (Balance) – It promotes rest. This color denotes harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium, and peace.
- “Researchers have suggested that color associations may have been formulated early in human history when man associated dark blue with night, and therefore, passivity and bright yellow with sunlight and arousal.” (Grossman & Wisenblit, 1999, pg. 2)
Study of Colors
- One study found that warm-colored placebo pills were reported as more effective than cool-colored placebo pills.
- Also, other evidence has suggested that installing blue-colored streetlights can lead to reduced crime in those areas.
- Researchers also discovered that the color red causes people to react with greater speed and force, something that might prove useful during athletic activities.
- Further, historical data found that sports teams in mostly black uniforms are likely to receive penalties and that students were more likely to associate negative qualities with a player wearing a black uniform.
- According to Gender Schema Theory, once children recognize their own gender, they actively seek out gender-related information and integrate that information into their developing concept of gender which resulted to:
- We dress boys in blue clothes
- We dress girls in pink clothes
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Colors across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Colors worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the colour, or color, which is a property of light as seen by people. The international spelling of the word is colour, the word color is used in American English. “Primary colours” can be mixed to make the other colours. Red, yellow, and blue are the three traditional primary colours. The primary colours for television screens and computer monitors are red, green, and blue. Printers use magenta, yellow, and cyan as their primary colours.They also use black.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Primary Colors
- Secondary Colors
- Tertiary Colors
- It’s in the Eyes
- Recognized by Color
- Universal Color
- Crayon Etching
- Color Harmony
- Color Variety
- Shutter Vision
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