Ways that color communicates meaning

June 13, 2011

Back in 2009, Rob Mills wrote an interesting article for Think Vitamin on How Color Communicates Meaning, where he focused on seven points:

  • Color affects your mood
  • Colors communicate invisibly
  • Color has cultural significance
  • Color can be inspired by our surroundings
  • Color has political associations
  • Religion can be linked to colors
  • Age effects color preferences

For details on each of these, read Rob’s entire article: http://thinkvitamin.com/design/how-colour-communicates-meaning/

See also these blog posts of mine related to color:


[Links last checked June 2011]


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