Color your world

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet …

Color facts:
* When it comes to color it is best to follow your instincts.

I was amazed at the use of color in Michael and Nava Abel’s house featured in yesterdays “House Tour”. They must be a lively pair living with all those bright reds, oranges and yellows! By incorporating the cool colors as accents, I believe they used every color on the color wheel.

* Color and light go hand in hand. Where there is light there is color. Colors change according to the kind of light and the amount of light they are exposed to. Always bring your colors to the space that they will live in.

Warm colors: red, orange and yellow sit next to one another on the color wheel. They add intensity when used in a palette.

Cool colors: green, blue and violet sit next to one another on the color wheel. They create an overall calmness when used in a palette.

* Complimentary colors are those that are opposite on the color wheel. These colors usually work well togehter and create a visually exciting palette. The orange and green in this example do just that.

*Colors have energy and each person gravitates to their own favorite colors.

Marketers package food colorfully because color attracts people(I wonder what foods Michael and Nava like to eat…)

The work shown here is by the Malaysian artist Tattfoo Tan. His work is made by matchng colors to different food groups, he refers to this process as the “Nature matching system”.