are most powerful in influencing the human mind and body. It is also
the least expensive, easiest and quickest to use, to change and to create
a decorating scheme. In Vedic periods, all colors were taken out from
vegetables and flowers, which were more permanent in shade, soothing
to eye and natural tint. At an early period in human history the symbolic
use of colors was made. During early period Heart , which was the seat
of life and the blood was identified with life and consciousness and
was colored red. Yellows were possibly the color of fire and white that
of the day. Vaastu Shastra provides vital guidelines as to how to decorate
our homes etc. in decent manner to derive maximum delight with dignity
to some Vaastukars, the color schemes should conform to the raashi (constellation
/ zodiac sign) of the owner to bring good luck and happiness.
red, pearl white
color, milky white
If a room has poor
daylight, it should be painted in light color and if a room gets good
amount of natural light throughout the day, it can be painted in some
deep color. If a room has only a North window, which admits cold light,
we should not use blue on the walls. If a room gets much direct sunlight,
it is not advisable to paint the walls yellow or peach. It is nearly
better to have ceilings white and the ceiling temperature should be
less than the human body temperature. Some scholars suggest different
color to the direction the building faces. They are really the colors
of the planets governing these directions.
contrast in value is perhaps the most important factor in a composition
or a design. Maximum contrast is obtained by the use of colors of extremely
strong chromes. A strong yellow on a black field is an excellent example
of maximum visibility. A bright strong yellowish red would be considered
as a powerful color. The color of an object depends upon the light it
emits or sends back to an eye. Opposite contrast colors are quickly
changed when it mixed as for black which makes colors both brighter
and lighter in looks. Surrounding an intense color with a Grey increase
the apparent colorfulness of the intense color making. It appears even
brighter or brilliant. Surrounded by yellow, a Grey color may appear
slightly blue. Surrounded by red, it may appear slightly green and surrounding
by Grey with a bright color on other hand may influence the eye to discern
in the greying of the complementary of the bright colors.
must always bear in mind that no individual is completely white (good)
or black (bad), but is an amalgam of the two Grey. A sensible good blending
can create a forceful creation.
color can activate or can control human glands by different bodily functions.
Such as for good appetizer or to give excitement for the low blood pressure
patient, a light limited soothing color atmosphere is recommended. Similarly
Blue color is to stop overeating habits. For a high blood pressure patient
, a light limited soothing color atmosphere is recommended. For quicker
healing , green color is used in hospitals. For a good healthy , tasty
food, golden yellow or tinted brown color is recommended.
effect our body and mind very much. The purest and most thoughtful minds
are those, which love, colors the most. The cool colors are blue sea
or mainly blue in cast. The warm colors are red or mainly blue in cast.
The warm colors are red and yellow in cast. Red make you feel gay while
man can work best when surrounded by blue, but too strong blue or red
cause depression. People often feel cold in blue room and warm in a
red room. It is the color that makes them feel that way.