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Color Theory: The Meanings of Color – Neutrals


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

Smashing Magazine: Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/color-theory-for-designers-part-1-the-meaning-of-color/

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

Topics Discussed:

  1. Color Theory
  2. Semiotics


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



To complete this week, we will focus on 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.

Continue working until you have a shape and three sentences for each of the colors! Turn in your completed artboard to the Google Classroom assignment post by end of the on Friday, March 8th. Don’t forget that Friday is a half day, and then we’re off for Spring Break!

Posted: March 6th, 2019
Teacher Pacing Due Date: March 8th, 2019

Welcoming our Guest Speaker: Saralinda Abitbol

The Center for Computer Studies is pleased to welcome Ms. Saralinda Abitbol from the University of Advancing Technology today!

She will be speaking to our Magnet students about college and career opportunities in the fields of Design, Multimedia, Software Development and CyberSecurity. Magnet students are welcome to come see her presentation during any class period from 3rd hour to 8th hour.

If you wish to attend during 4th hour Advisory, please get signed out in advance, and travel during the normal Travel Time.

Posted: February 25th, 2019