The meaning of color and shape in our daily life
Human being perceives great part of information about the outer world with senses, but 90% with sight – in forms, in texture of movement, with the help of shadow and light and colors, offering the widest spectrum of possibilities for determining the differences.
It is a natural desire to enjoy the everyday life as a bright event. In the interior with the color and form manipulation, it is possible to express one’s feelings and mood completely...
The contours can be exciting or soothing. The color and texture exist actively, providing the physical energy. The effect can be warm or cool, attracting or repelling, bright or dark, heavy or light, sensible or neutral, attractive or unattractive.
The yellow color is the brightest color in the palette, it radiates energy, increases the activity of the brain, fills with optimism and movement activity. The violet color – a quite complex, between the pink and red or blue, depending on the mixture, it tends to melancholy, encourages the inspiration, it is the color of the harmonic and developed people. The light blue color causes relaxation, and the elderly people fall into the light blue color mania. The psychological reaction to the red color activates the brain, heart rate and appetite, it revives the interior environment, creates the feeling of warmth, can make a room more elegant. The green color causes the feeling of coolness, and the people working in such a premise, suffer from cold and try to change the temperature with the orange color accents. The orange color encourages for actions. There are quite different opinions about the black color – according to one of the opinion, the black isn’t a color at all, but a neutral element, another consideration states, that the black is the color, which absorbs any of the light rays.
The assumption that the black color makes a person more slender, isn’t always true – in cases, when a person, dressed in the black clothes, stands at a dark background, it is true, but when – at a light background, the effect is quite opposite.
Standing 20 steps from a red and a blue sofa, the red one seems to be closer, a drink, being drunk from a red glass, seems warmer than a drink in a blue glass. The request, sent in a light blue-green envelope, most probably will sooner receive a philanthropic response, than a request, sent in a white envelope. It is easier to lift a light yellow chair. A telephone call, which rings in a white premise, seems to be louder, than the one, which rings in a red room. An orange eaten in the darkness, seems less fragrant, than the one, which is eaten, when the color of an orange is visible.
These are just some examples of the illusions, caused by the colors. The designer, who manages these tools, can create the illusion, which does not correspond to the actual size and construction.
In the images you can see the design works from Italian producer Cappellini which you can purchase in design salon Inspira in Riga.