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Hands of the Architects (Book 3)

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Dominant Color Group: Neutral (51%)

Neutral colors: black, white, grey, brown

Temperature: 98% 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

Complimentary

If you've picked a dominant color and you're looking to create contrast, pick a color directly across the wheel for a complementary scheme. The two colors will intensify each other for a lively, vibrant scheme.

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

Grey Psychology

Positive: reliable, conservative, dignified, neutral, impartial, professional, mature, intelligent, classic, solid, stable, calming, subdued, reserved, elegant, formal and dependable

Negative: indecisive, non-emotional, indifferent, boring, sad, depressed, lifeless, lonely, isolated

Blue Green Psychology

A tertiary color created by the combination of blue and green.

Positive: communication, clarity of thought, balance and harmony, idealism, calmness, creativity, compassion, healing and self-sufficiency

Negative: boastfulness, secrecy, unreliability and reticence, fence-sitting, aloofness, deception and off-handedness

Green Psychology

Positive: growth and vitality, renewal and restoration, self-reliance, reliability and dependability, being tactful, emotionally balanced and calm, nature lover and family oriented, practical and down to earth, sympathetic, compassionate and nurturing, generous, kind and loyal with a high moral sense, adaptable, encourages 'social joining' of clubs and other groups, a need to belong.

Negative: being possessive and materialistic, indifferent and over-cautious, envious, selfish, greedy and miserly, devious with money, inconsiderate, inexperienced, a hypochondriac and a do-gooder.

Studies suggest that green labels increase perceived healthfulness, especially among consumers who place high importance on healthy eating. Source

Easy, calm - used to relax people

Eastern: birth, hope, new beginnings, youth, immortality, fertility
Middle East: Islam, strength, luck, fertility, prestige

Africa: corruption

South America: death

White Psychology

Positive: innocence, purity, cleanliness, equality, complete and whole, simplicity, immaculate and neat, self-sufficient, pristine and open, new beginnings
Negative: sterile, stark, fastidious, empty, isolated, cautious, plain, distant, unimaginative, critical, boring

Participants in one study preferred white building interiors and, for moods, they also preferred white for being quiet or being able to focus. source

Eastern: death, mourning, funerals, sadness, purity, age, misfortune
Middle East: purity, 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

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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