Securely nestled in the arms of long days filled with sun and perhaps a slower more languid pace, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are keenly aware of the season, and the warmth we’ve so long been hoping for. It is in celebration of that awareness that some of us focus our lenses on warm colors. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, focus on the warmth of the colors around us will, perhaps, bring with it a bit of comfort against the cold days.
A little bit about warm color:
Warm colors rev us up and get us going. The warmth of red, yellow, or orange can create excitement or even anger. Warm colors convey emotions from simple optimism to strong violence, tend to evoke boldness, and express warmth, comfort, excitement and energy . In nature, warm colors represent change as in the changing of the seasons or the eruption of a volcano. Warm colors are those that tend to advance in space so that a red room feels smaller and more intimate than a blue room.
Yellow : active, alert, bright, cautious, cheery, communicative, confident, energetic, expansive, expressive, extroverted, fearful, friendly, golden, happy, idealist, imaginative, intelligent, inspiring, intuitive, joyful, lively, logical, optimist, philosophical, playful, satisfied, spontaneous, stimulating, shiny, thoughtful, uncertain, vital, warm, warning, young
Orange : active, changing, charismatic, competent, creative, disordered, dry, emotional, energetic, exotic, explosive, extravagant, flexible, flavourful, fun, good, happy, healthy, humorous, independent, jumpy, motivating, provocative, secure, sociable, stimulating, succesful, tropical, vibrant, visible, warning, welcoming, wild
Red : active, alert, aggressive, ambitious, ardent, attractive, brave, brilliant, charming, commanding, courageous, dangerous, dominating, dynamic, eccentric, emotional, energetic, erotic, excited, hot, impulsive, irritable, lively, loving, lucky, mad, passionate, patriotic, popular, powerful, revolutionary, sensual, sexual, strong, successful, warm
Pink : calming, delicacy, ethereal, femininity, freshness, friendship, good will, health, innocence, love, nurturing, passivity, peace, pure, romance, sweet smelling, truth, young, emotional healing, affection, emotional maturity, caring
Fuschia, Magenta : appreciation, cheerful, compassion, eccentric, exiting, fidelity, future, joy, harmony, highest order, kindness, meditation, nuturing, romance, spirituality, tropical
(borrowed from colorlab)
Cory “I had just taken some allergy pills that make me feel pretty loopy so I toasted some sliced focaccini to hopefully take the edge off. Mmmm. Focaccini. “
Rachel “I was busy in my white (turned gray by cloudy skies) kitchen unloading the dishwasher. When the moment struck, I look around for the warmest colors I could find. My precious furry babies food dish was what I locked onto”
Aziza (who shows us just how beautifully cool colors compliment the warm ones) “I was flying to the UK where I am going to spend the Summer with my family.”
From warm to hot, the beloved flickr group