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Looking at Red

February 14, 2017

Red is one of the most powerful colors when it is at its brightest. But Red has many moods and may be the most misunderstood color of all. For instance when red starts out as a very pale tint, it will be named pink. Pink conjures up very different images than a bright red or even a dark red. When red is at its brightest, it is sometimes associated with a so called true red. But which true red – one that is slanted towards purple (violet) or one that slants towards orange? or a red that swings on the pendulum somewhere between the 2 colors.  It is at this point that color students become irritated with red – when they are challenged with how they have perceived their lifelong idea of  red. It can be interesting to read about how different cultures perceive colors, as we do in our level 1 Color Course but there is no substitute for analyzing your own past and present color memory. Give red a chance in all its nuances. Notice the colors that are teamed with red in the blog. Thank you to our lovely students who are contributing to the Red blog. Have an enjoyable Valentines Day!     

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann Darling permalink
    February 14, 2017 3:59 am

    Really enjoying all the single color blogs Gail. Just an FYI – no “e” on my Ann : ]

  2. February 14, 2017 5:30 pm

    Luscious color combinations!

  3. February 14, 2017 5:31 pm

    Reblogged this on The Best of It and commented:
    Another lovely color blog post! Thanks to Gail for these exquisite explorations.

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