Colors Around The World

I came across this graphic along the way and out of all the color graphics I’ve seen, this is the only one that I use.

I’m not a fan of those graphs that say, “use blue will help you relax” or “red will make your heart pump faster” or even “use yellow to create energy in a room.” That’s all fine and dandy and very 101.

When it comes to designing color palettes for the home, those other charts are great to get you pointed in the right direction but what matters more, are people. You have to respect culture and religion when designing a color palette for the home. Suggest the wrong color and you can offend. Choose a color for the bedroom that means death to a culture and well, you’re dead.

Color Experts need to know the colors so well that THIS is what matters when looking at your paint fan deck not the fact that blue is just so darn pretty because in the Middle East it may represent mourning and that would be unnecessary fail.

So people, know your colors, know your clients, know your cultures and religions THEN start designing your color palettes. Here is a chart that will get you there. Isn’t this great?

Colors Around the World

by NowSourcing.
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4 Responses to Colors Around The World

  1. Hmm. Very interesting approach – and some odd details. Like: in western culture green is the colour of envy, not jealousy (very different though some people confuse them); jealousy is more usually red, aligned with rage. Rage not included?? Green is the most controversial colour – lucky for most but dead unlucky for others; which may be why it’s associated with health care and surgery :)

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Thanks for adding to the list Marilyn. You’ve brought up good points. I think as long as this chart is used for a general reference it will be a great direction to start.What about gold? It’s perceived as royalty to illness. That’s a wide range!

  2. I think I’m from the far east!

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