Breakdown of the Color Circle into Pairs
The Individual Colors
Their aesthetic and emotionaleffects are consistent anduniversal.
Their effects are consistent andubiquitous.
Harmonious, ComplimentaryCombinations, also called‘After Images’ or‘Simultaneous Contrasts.’Inharmonious Combinations
Neighbors in the color circle.Too similar to create harmony
Red - Yellow Red/Yellow - Green Red - Green Red – Red/Yellow Yellow - Blue Green – Blue/Red Red/Yellow - Blue Yellow/Red - Yellow Blue - Red Blue/Red – Red/Yellow Blue/Red - Yellow Yellow - GreenGreen - Blue Blue – Blue/Red Red/Blue - Red
The most noblecolor
; Red is thestate all othersstrive to attain. Redoccupies it’s placeat the apex of anupright triangle,reigning supremeover the other colors.Red neither advances nor retreats; instead it pulsates with lifeand energy.Blackened Redrepresents ‘base’emotions and Greed.
Powerful - Joyou
sLuster color – light.One step from thezenith RedAdvances forwardWhen sullied thiscolor represents
Light – Spirit – Warm – Joyous
.Advancing forwardYellow dissolves andspreads into White.The color of Spirit, inits deepened form it becomes Gold.Except by addingWhite, Yellow canhardly be adjustedwithout changing intoanother color.Blackened yellow isgrotesque.‘
Image of Life’.(Nature Plant Life).
The Color of ‘PerfectRepose’. It’s effect ishealing both for themind and body.Green is the polar opposites neutralized.It neither advancesnor retreats. In its blackened, negativeform Green connotesextreme lethargy - analmost pathologicalstasis.Envy – jealousy.
Dark/Cold – thecolor of Soul.
Retreats away andinwards. Associatedwith sorrow Blue isconducive to thoughtmire than emotion.Blue resonates withthe human soul anddraws the viewer in.Blue is a single stepremoved from thecolor of darkestspace, Violet, yet itcan also be light andrefreshing.
Noble – Royal -Severe.
Violetretreats away intodarkness. This isadjusted bycontrolling the ratioof Red to Blue, andtheir relativestrengths in terms pigment.
Sad, heavy, preponderating-Violet can be seriousto the point of severity: Hence itshistorical associationwith monarchies.