colour symbolism in art

Below are some of the emotions and effects an artist is trying to represent with various colours through Colour Symbolism.

RED
Passion, Love, Desire, Excitement, Energy, Speed, Strength, Power, Heat, Optimism, Danger, Rage, Hunger, Aggression, War, Violence. Think red roses, The Rolling Stones red lips image, Remembrance Day poppies

WHITE
Innocence, Purity, Fairness, Honour, Birth, Simplicity, Peace, Youth, Marriage (Western cultures), Death (Eastern cultures). Imagine the purity and simplicity of a minimalist room with white walls and white porcelain floor tiles juxtaposed with a unique artwork.

YELLOW
Warmth, Sunshine, Brightness, Joy, Happiness, Idealism, Optimism, Hope, Cowardice, Betrayal, Dishonesty, Jealousy, Deceit

BLUE
Honesty, Energy, Calm, Cool, Sadness, Peace, Tranquillity, Harmony, Unity, Trust, Truth, Loyalty

ORANGE
Confidence, Creativity, Warmth, Adventure, Fun, Energy, Enthusiasm

GREEN
Nature, Contentment, Harmony, Happiness, Friendship, Fertility, Youth, Jealousy

PURPLE
Fantasy, Mystery, Intelligence, Wealth, Beauty, Sophistication, Shock, Royalty, Nobility, Wisdom, Cruelty, Arrogance

LAVENDER
Femininity, Grace, Elegance

GREY
Ambiguity, Maturity, Creativity, Intelligence, Modesty, Dignity, Sadness

TEAL
Sophistication, Calm

BLACK
Authority, Power, Mystery, Sadness, Danger, Sexuality, Elegance, Wealth, Fear, Evil, Unhappiness, Anger, Death (Western cultures)

IVORY
Unification, Quiet, Calm, Simplicity

PINK
Femininity, Sweetness, Prosperity, Calm, Love, Romance

BROWN
Earth, Nature, Sadness, Comfort, Simplicity

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