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Urban Decay

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Published: January 15, 2019

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Dominant Color Group: Tertiary (60%)

Tertiary colors: red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet

Temperature: 77% Cool Colors

Cool colors are violet-red, violet, blue-violet, blue, blue-green, green

Cool colors tend to evoke a more tranquil mood of calm and relaxation. They seem to fall back, or recede, from the viewer in comparison to warm colors.

Color Schemes

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Analogous

A group of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and a tertiary. Also called Dominance Harmony.

Color Psychology

Red Violet Psychology

A tertiary color created by the combination of red and violet.

Positive: universal harmony and love, emotional balance, helps our spirit soar, spiritual yet practical, encourages common sense, loving, compassionate, supportive and kind, imaginative, innovative, creative and artistic, non-conformist, negotiator

Negative: impulsive, domineering, impatient, intolerant, avoids challenges, too relaxing, feeling disconnected to others, can be bossy and demanding

Red Psychology

Positive: action, energy and speed, attention-getting, assertive and confident, energizing, stimulating, exciting, powerful, passionate, stimulating and driven, courageous and strong, spontaneous and determined

Negative: aggressive and domineering, over-bearing, tiring, angry and quick-tempered, ruthless, fearful and intolerant, rebellious and obstinate, resentful, violent and brutal.

The color red causes people to react with greater speed and force. source

Viewing red prior to a strength test inhibits motor output. source

One study discovered that participants showed more cautious behavior in a web-based game when the focal stimuli were colored red (versus blue). These findings demonstrate that variations in the color design of a computerized environment affect risk taking: Red color leads to more conservative choices and behaviors. Source

The color red distorts time perception in men, but not women.  source

Research has shown that with some nonhuman primates, red is associated with greater sexual attractiveness of females, and recent studies found that a woman with red clothes increases attraction behavior in men. source

Eastern: luck, prosperity, happiness, long life, fertility, power
Some Africa: mourning

Black Psychology

Positive: protection and comfort, strong, contained, formal, sophisticated, seductive, mysterious, endings and beginnings

Negative: aloof, depressing and pessimistic, secretive and withholding, conservative and serious, power & control, sadness, negativity

Black was the overall favorite color for clothing, mainly chosen by females (40%) in one study. source

Fashion - Black is often used in fashion because of its slimming quality.

Marketing - In brand identity black is associated with being bold, formal, mysterious, or strong. Famous brands that implement black in their logos and marketing are Blackberry, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Disney, Nike, Gillette, Adidas, Sony, Ralph Lauren, and MTV. Besides being sleek, black is versatile and can be combined with any other color.

Eastern: wealth, health, boys, mystery, evil

In ancient Egypt, black represented life and rebirth

Violet Psychology

Positive: unusual and individual, creative and inventive, psychic and intuitive, magical, humanitarian, selfless and unlimited, royalty, nobility, elegance, sophistication, luxury, mystery

Negative: immaturity, being impractical, cynical and aloof, pompous and arrogant, fraudulent and corrupt, delusions of grandeur and the social climber

Calm - used in anti-aging products

Eastern: wealth, privilege, sorrow, mourning
Brazil: death, mourning

Brown Psychology

Positive: down-to-earth, wholesome, practical, approachable, friendly, stable, structured, supportive, comforting, reliable, protective, strength, quietly confident, sensual, sensitive, warm, reassured, honest, sincere, quality

Negative: dull, boring, frugal, materialistic, lack of humor, lack of sophistication, predictable, cheap and stingy

Eastern: earth, mourning

Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio, or Fibonacci Sequence, describes the perfectly symmetrical relationship between two proportions. Although not always used consciously in design, our brain subconsciously perceives structures following this formula as more intuitive or more attractive.

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