We love colours because colours make our world beautiful. All things on earth have their own colours and hues. Even things of the same type may have many shades and colours. Flowers, for example, come in many colours. Roses come in a variety of colours such as white, yellow, red, orange, pink and even blue. The sky changes in colour depending on the time and the season. The contrast between the colours of things makes the world more visually interesting. Man learnt from nature, and so the things that man make come in a variety of colours too. For example, mobile phones today come with a selection of coloured covers so that users can choose the colour they like best. They can also change the colour of the phone whenever they wish.
Colours can also convey meanings. Red is the colour of blood. So it traditionally signals danger. That is why danger signs are always red. However, red also represents energy and passion or love. Yellow is the colour of sunshine so yellow signifies happiness. Green is the colour of leaves and so it gives the impression of freshness, growth and safety. Blue is the colour of the sky and the sea. Blue represents calmness, wisdom and truth. Besides these four primary colours, other colours and shades are so associated with specific meanings. Hence, colours are carefully chosen when dressing or when colouring a design in order to convey a non-verbal message.
Colours in fact have a strong effect on us. They can make us feel positive or negative. They can affect our mood. They can change our feelings towards an object or place. Restaurants use bright colours like red yellow and orange to garnish their dishes because these