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ID number:263351
Published: 20.03.2003.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: n/a
References: Not used
Table of contents
Nr. Chapter  Page.
1.  Introduction    3
2.  What is color – the Physics and the biology    4
3.  Naming a color – the psychology    4
4.  Color theory    4
1)  The color wheel    4
2)  Primary colors    5
3)  Secondary colors    5
4)  Tertiary colors    5
5)  Color harmony    5
6)  Color context    6
5.  Physiological effects of color    7
6.  The use of color – applied psychology    8
7.  Color therapy    10
8.  Glossary    13
10.  Examples of 9 colors    15

Fine gift of a nature - ability of the person to see the world, flushed in all colors of a rainbow. People so have got used to this miracle that are not surprised to it.
Color is perceived usually as color of subjects or as color of a premise. To so-called warm colors concern red, golden and orange while dark blue, violet and color of a sea wave count cold colors.
In the life experience we practically never deal with pure color. We see an orange orange, a green grass, brown eyes, red stars, instead of simply separate colors. We cannot separate the information color from what accompanies with it, from contrast in which we perceive color. To the person more often color tells about subjects and the phenomena. It allows to judge, whether the berry has ripened, or it still green, whether the child with a red throat is healthy.
Clearly, that the more variously the information, it is more authentic. That we see, we hear, we perceive, we remember, we smell, we feel, - all this synthesizes a uniform and indissoluble picture of the world. Is rather simple to replace various color scale (visual acuity) in different time of days.
At daytime illumination by the most light it seems to the person yellow color. At transition from daytime sight to night sensitivity is shifted to dark blue color. At twilight illumination it is the best way an eye of the person distinguishes green shades.
The seen spectrum for the average person begins with red and comes to an end violet. To tell the truth, the person in a condition to see colors and neutral, for example, purple, carmine and so on. And a little bit less than the opposite end of a spectrum - violet. However, professionals distinguish up to 40 shades of black color.
Color perception is important for the person impressions of an external world and the problem of influence of color on the person far is solved yet.
In the physical world, there are no colors; there are only light waves of different wavelengths. When our eyes look at an object, we see light reflected from the object. The normal human eyes have the ability to distinguish among hundreds of such bands of wavelengths as they are received by the sensory cells (cones) of the retina. This ability makes it possible for us to perceive the world in color.…

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