Color Theory: The Meanings of Color – Continued

Objective:

To explore and explain the meanings and psychological effects of colors.

Student-Friendly Learning Target: 

I can continue to use web resources to discover the meaning of colors, and the psychological effects of colors on people.

Web Links:

Color Matters: The Meanings of Colors: http://www.colormatters.com/color-symbolism/the-meanings-of-colors

Color Meaning, Symbolism and Psychology: http://www.sensationalcolor.com/category/color-meaning/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology

Color Blindness Simulator: https://www.color-blindness.com/coblis-color-blindness-simulator/

Topics Discussed:

  1. Color Theory
  2. Semiotics

Instructions:

Continue using the provided websites to learn about the symbolism and meanings of colors and their psychological effects and common associations.

http://www.sensationalcolor.com/category/color-meaning/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology

http://www.colormatters.com/color-symbolism/the-meanings-of-colors

This week we will review the symbolism and meanings of the warm color Yellow, the cool colors Green, Blue, and Purple, the ambiguous color Pink and the neutral colors Brown, Black, White and Grey. We will discuss these meanings in class.

Then, on your fourth artboard, use your knowledge of Color Theory and Color Harmonies to demonstrate some of the cultural and psychological associations of the major hues you read about.

  1. For each of the colors, include the following:
    1. A shape filled with the color, representing the pure hue.
    2. A text box with at least one complete sentence describing some things associated with the color.
    3. A text box with at least one complete sentence describing some of the psychological associations with the color.
    4. A text box with at least one complete sentence describing a fun fact you learned about the color.
  2. You may use the Color Wheel you designed in our previous assignment as a guide to the hues, and you may copy and paste information from the provided websites.

Posted: February 26th, 2019
Teacher Pacing Due Date: March 1st, 2019