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Apr

# TIP 22: COLOUR TIPS A CLICK AWAY

Colour. We live it, breathe it, eat it, sleep it.

It is so woven into our life fabric we can’t imagine life without it.

Most, if not all – of the people I mentor in interior design business always ask, ‘ When do we get to the colour bit ??’ It’s the core of interior design it seems – it’s the most universally grasped concept of interior design across cultures. It has its place in religion, culinary arts, clothing, occasions and even emotions.

A colour can be the tipping determinant on whether you get that job interview, get stopped by the traffic policeman, get that business contract, attract a potential lover, increase traffic to your website, eat more or less, be calm or agitated, heal from a disease….yes, it’s that powerful.

Seriously.

Fun colour facts….

  • Men and women see the color red very differently, this boils down to our DNA which is intrinsically unique between the sexes owing to varying number of X Chromosomes between the two
  • Silver-colored cars are least likely to be involved in an auto accident, since they are most visible on the road and in low light 
  • Pink is a palliative color, commonly used to splash the walls in prisons and mental health care facilities to assist in subduing those who are out-of-control 
  • Yellow and orange are not recommended for use in kitchens, as they are known appetite stimulators 
  • The reality is that colour does not exist at all – it’s all in our heads and the illusion of colour is something created by our brains to interpret light signals it receives from the outer world
  
We’ve included thousands of these tips and more in our FREE Mobile application Greencow available on Google playstore.

By tapping the ‘Colour-tips’ tab, you are taken to the screen above that gives you access to various fun and cool colour tips that can be practically used during your projects.

Have fun !

Daphine