Monday, January 27, 2014

Color Your World

            Colors have meanings that we don't always realize that we use. What I mean by that is that when we are discussing a scene the colors that we choose have meanings within that we may not even be thinking about. Such as using warm colors to set a certain mood to show that this is an inviting place. Where as you might use dark colors to explain the mood of your character. With all the different meanings of colors you can add more depth. Like you never want to have a kitchen painted orange as if makes you feel hungry. Yellow makes things look lighter and Blue is a calming color. So you can see that color can enhance your writing. I use this information a lot in how I decorate a room or even a character. When my characters seem to be in a slump I tend to have them where comfortable gray pants and brown shirts. The is to show indecision and the need to feel protected. I know sometimes I over think a scene but then again it helps me in understanding where my character is and how can I help improve their situation. That is how I look at these kinds of situations.

Below I have put down some basics about colors, along with Personality Trait links. I hope that it helps you in your writing.

Reds - Aries, Scorpio, Fire, Excitement, Energy, Passion, Action, Vigor
Oranges - Leo, Adventure, Social Communication, Warmth, Happiness
Yellows - Gemini, Air, Bright, Luminous, Novelty, Mind, Intellect, Acquired Knowledge
Greens - Capricorn, Earth, Balance, Harmony, Growth, Rebirth, Renewal
Blues - Taurus, Aquarius, Water, Trust, Responsibility, Honesty, Loyalty, Calmness
Indigos - Intuition, Perception, High Mind, Third Eye, Devotion, Wisdom, Justice
Purples - Libra, Sagittarius, Imagination, Spirituality, Dreams, Psychic Ability, Selfless Love, Royalty
Turquoise - Pisces, Open Communication, Clarity of Thought, Friendly
Pinks - Unconditional Love, Nurturing, Compassion, Insightful, Innocence, Sweetness
Magenta - Universal Harmony, Emotional Balance, Compassion, Kindness, Cooperation
Browns - Capricorn, Earth, Security, Protection, Material Wealth, Down-to-Earth, Support, Structure, Physical Comfort
Grays - Virgo, Detachment, Indecision, Compromise, Neutral, Impartial, Indecisive
Silvers - Cancer, Illumination, Reflection, Feminine Energy, The Moon, Emotional, Sensitive, Mysterious, Soothing
Golds - Leo, Wealth, Success, Status, The Sun, Luxury, Quality, Prestige, Prosperity, Extravagance
Whites - Purity, Innocence, Wholeness, Completion, Pure, Perfection, New Beginnings, Peace
Blacks - Hidden, Secretive, Unknown, Mystery, Control, Intimidating, Unfriendly

Personality Traits for specific colors:
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Orange -
Yellow -
Green -
Blue -
Indigo -
Purple -
Turquoise -
Pink -
Magenta -
Brown -
Gray -
Silver -
Gold -
White -
Black -

A great place to get even more information is

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