Colour and tone are the essence of a painting .
Color is highly subjective, but has observable psychological effects, although these can differ from one culture to the next.. Here are a few examples of colour and the psychological effects often associated with it .
Red: powerful, vitality, ambition, associated with sexuality If too much red can make you feel irritable, impatient, and uncomfortable
Orange: joyous, releases emotions, stimulates the mind
Green: decreases stress, soothes emotions, provides balance
Blue: cool, calming, inspires mental control, clarity and creativity
Yellow: uplifting, intellectual expressive,
Black: protective, silence, passive, mourning in Western culture
White: purity, protection, reflective ,too much can be cold and isolating , mourning in some Eastern cultures
Brown: stability, alleviates insecurity
Pink: emotionally soothing, calming, warmth, associated with unselfish love
Indigo Violet, Purple: artistic, musical imaginative, calming, balance of the mind, sensitivity
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Ask yourself , what colours capture you? What colours do you surround yourself with?