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Colour Blue has always been my favourite colour. I am in good company as blue is among the most well-liked colours. It is the least gender-specific, having equal appeal to both men and women. Blue can affect us physically. It calms and sedates, cools and aids intuition.

“Good things are associated with blue, like clear days, more than singing the blues. Just the word ‘blue’ in the singular is full of optimism and positive connotation to most people” David Carson

Blue, the colour of the sky and the ocean, is often perceived as a constant in our lives. Research reveals that blue can reduce your pulse and respiration rate and temporarily lowers your blood pressure. Blue is viewed as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. n many cultures, blue plays a role in religious beliefs, brings peace, and is believed to keep evil spirits away.

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  • Colour Theory: Quick Reference Guide Poster

    Colour Theory: Quick Reference Guide Poster

    Psychology Color is an informative poster that explores Color Theory and Color Matching, designed as Canvas Art to enhance your knowledge. These Educational Poster Canvas Wall Art Prints are perfect for decorating your Room, Bedroom, or as thoughtful Gifts. The posters are sized at 16×24 inches (40x60cm) and come unframed for your convenience.Read More →


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  • The Uplifting Impact of the Colour Blue

    The Uplifting Impact of the Colour Blue

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  • Colour Theory Terms You Need to Know

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  • YInMn blue – the new blue tone colour (repost)

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  • Jules Otiliski’s paintings of the 1960s – All About Colour

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  • Johannes Itten (1888 – 1967) Swiss designer colour theorist

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  • Colour – its impact on our emotions

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  • Shinjuku at night – Colour Palette

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  • Josef Albers (1888 – 1976)  – German painter, designer, theoretician, and teacher

    Josef Albers (1888 – 1976) – German painter, designer, theoretician, and teacher

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  • Albers: Interaction of Color | Design Masterwork

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    Albers with “Interactions of Color,” made it his life work to translate the knowledge gained from existing theories and the results from his personal research into a practical course on the action and interaction of colour.Read More →


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  • Victorian-Era Color Theory Manual Reissued for the First Time in 115 Years

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  • Why does modern branding need Bauhaus?

    Why does modern branding need Bauhaus?

    The Bauhaus movement, known for its simplicity and functionality, can aid modern branding by unifying art and craft for efficient designs. It advocates for geometric visual identity, expressive typography, colour contrast, commitment to sustainability and influence on mental well-being, on creating timeless brand identities. Read More →


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  • “Self Portrait with Monkeys” (1943): A Colorful Design Perspective

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    Frida Kahlo’s “Self Portrait with Monkeys” uses masterful color juxtaposition to convey emotion, story, and depth. Rich hues, stark contrasts, and intentional placement direct viewers’ gaze, encapsulating narrative and demonstrating color theory proficiency.Read More →


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