Sunday, July 13, 2008


These three are the primary colors we learned from our first math and art classes in school. ST did not have a problem memorizing these three colors including the secondary. We bought her a color wheel poster after we did a project on this. And, her favorite, like most toddlers, is Red.

Since she likes squeezing herself between my two arms as I work here, I thought I might as well make this site attractive to her. So here, as a token of my deep appreciation to my daughter's regular visits to this site, I give her my new Red, Yellow and Blue REALITIES.

"Red, yellow, and blue, skies over you. Mama says, Papa says, 'I love you.'"

However, I am quite bothered by my hubby MP's comment on the lessons they teach kids in school about Primary and Secondary Colors. As an IT guy working for a company known for its cameras and printers, techy stuff about colors are what he breathes in and out in his office, aside from bits 1 and 0. According to him, technically, Red, Blue and Green are the Primary Colors. So, what happens with Yellow and Blue makes Green?

If the three colors of light can be mixed to produce white, they are called primary colors and the standard additive primary colors are red, green and blue. - Hyperphysics

If this is the standard fact about colors, then why are the textbooks in preschool and elementary levels still teach otherwise? I remember ST asking why there is no pink in her giant eight-color crayon box. Really now! After looking at the picture up there, I strongly believe that Cyan and Magenta (which is still pink in the eyes of ST) should be in the first crayon set of every baby artist.

So, what will happen to my RYB (the historical set of subtractive primary colors) colored blogsite? I researched theories on colors, about the possible benefits of the three colors of my home. Fortunately, the benefits are more than the disadvantages, so I intend to keep them.

Yellow Color Yellow

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color. You can choose yellow to promote children's products and items related to leisure. Yellow is very effective for attracting attention, so use it to highlight the most important elements of your design. Men usually perceive yellow as a very lighthearted, 'childish' color, so it is not recommended to use yellow when selling prestigious, expensive products to men – nobody will buy a yellow business suit or a yellow Mercedes.

Red Color Red

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red brings text and images to the foreground. Use it as an accent color to stimulate people to make quick decisions; it is a perfect color for 'Buy Now' or 'Click Here' buttons on Internet banners and websites. This color is also commonly associated with energy, so you can use it when promoting energy drinks, games, cars, items related to sports and high physical activity. Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.

Blue ColorBlue

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity. You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water). As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.

Here are my suggested sites for Color Meaning and Color Diet.Hope you like my new look! If not... I hope it will not keep you from hopping here!CH

2 chimed in:

jsharene said...

an interesting read! :-D

MP said...

i still say RGB is the real deal... c",)

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