Warm Colors

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Red. Yellow. Orange.

                    

These colors are known by the general public as “warm colors.”

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In a gardening article done by Cornell University, the effects of warm colored flowers are given. Warm colors, such as shades of red, yellow, and orange, catch a person’s attention because they are energetic and lively. Because these colors draw your attention, yellow flowers have the ability to de-emphasize buildings, as show in this picture.

Warm colors have the ability to make a large space seem smaller and more intimate.

Warm colors are suggested by home decorators if you want to have a cozy feel within your house. They give a lively look, like a warm fire or a sunny day.

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Warm colors tend to pop and therefore you can use less of a warm color to make an impact.

Artists, like William Turner, use warm colors to create a feeling for their viewers. When you look at the reds and oranges in this picture, you can almost feel a light, warm breeze blowing on you.

Too much of a warm color can suffocate a room or a painting or a garden, so it’s wise to keep in mind that all colors should be used in moderation with one another.

http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scenea150.html

http://interiordec.about.com/cs/colorindecor/f/faq_warm_colors.htm

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0882852.html

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  1. Great examples, but I would like to hear more about your response as well…what do you think of the Cornell study? How has this changed/affected your thinking?
    Eric Carle’s children’s books use these color palettes as well…your first piece of multimedia makes me think of him. Title the Turner painting (The Fighting Temeraire).
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