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Color therapy
Can you hear the color?
Photo: okwhatever.org Many of us have personally met people who see or sense colors where there are none, assign certain shades to the days of the week or visualize music like an equalizer. Some find practical applications for their unusual abilities.More
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Color of the Republicans and color of the Democrats
For Americans today, red and blue are closely associated with the Republican and Democratic parties. But this was not always the case - the colors began to be associated with the parties only after the 2000 elections.More
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Baker-Miller Pink experiment
Baker-Miller Pink (or Drunk-Tank Pink, Prison Pink) is a shade of pink that used to reduce the level of aggression by particularly violent prisoners in prisons. A bit of history In the late 1960s, U.S. psychologist Alexander G.More
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British racing green
Long before the 70's, when racing cars started to be covered with obsessive advertising, each national racing team had its own, branded color.More
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Purple Fever
Today purple is a pretty common color, but have you ever wondered why it is does not exist on any flag? The fact is that until the 19th century, the purple dye was obtained exclusively from gastropod mollusks of the Ilyanok family. In hunt of a unique color, people exterminated them in tons.More
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How the Italian aristocrat made red the color of speed
Rosso corsa (racing red) is the international shade of red used in racing cars. Since the 20s of the last century, it has been a symbol of the Italian automakers Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lancia and of course Ferrari. Story started in 1907 with the Beijing-Paris transcontinental rally.More
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Queen's dirty underwear
Isabelline - despite the romantic name, this unpleasant yellowish-gray shade of white is more likely associated with dirty laundry. According to the earliest legend, this color name comes from Spanish queen.More
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What does the color of the lightsaber mean?
Initially, the Director of the epic George Lucas imagined that it would be only two colors – red and blue, symbolizing the Light and Dark side force, Sith and Jedi.More
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Black karate belt
Like most Japanese combat practice, karate graded beginners and masters, and color plays a key role in this hierarchy. It symbolizes the rank, level of mastery of its owner and motivate the fighter constantly improve body and spirit. Karate fighter begins with a white belt.More
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Halloween colors and their meaning
The holiday combines the ancient traditions of the Celts, imagination, creativity and mysticism. Just recently, it celebrated mainly in the USA and other Western countries, but every year the holiday is gaining more and more popularity in Eastern Europe, including in the post-Soviet space.More
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How the Joker style changed
There are many versions of the birth of the villain, but the original canon comic Batman: The Killing Joke says that even the Joker himself does not really remember the details of his past.More
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Color from darkness
Impressions in a horror movie depends on tone, texture and mood. Good horror always rely on color as the main engine of the mood of the picture, unlike other genres that rely on other elements (dialogue, story metamorphose, etc.).More
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Jaded color schemes in modern cinema
The role of color in the movie is very important. With help of color, filmmaker increase the intensity of emotions, accent the importance of the episode, show the details, and create the necessary atmosphere.More
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Vogue colors in politics
The history of vogue colors cross with political events in the world. For centuries, clothing has been a mirror of social mood, a tool for private protest and symbol of status. Today, politics come in to the life of everyone, regardless of the neutrality of views.More
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International Klein Blue
International Klein Blue is a special shade of blue. It formula registered in 1960 by the French abstractionist Yves Klein. For Klein, blue color had a special meaning.More
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Colour trends for men and women
Pink for girls, blue for boys: we heard this phrase many times from parents or school teachers. But, in fact, this is nothing more than a gender myth, a common misconception that many of us still willingly believe.More
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Color isolation
Effect Restorff or "isolation effect" – psychological principle, the essence of which is that the marked object, such as a red cover book on a shelf with green ones, is more likely to be remembered by others.More
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Disney heroes and villains colors
What helps us to perceive a character as good or evil even before he speaks or shows his nature? Most likely the design and the color as well. Think about it, because multipliers (as well as designers and marketers) often use color to denote a character.More
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Color in history
People from time immemorial tried to designate themselves in any color. At first they put paint on the skin, and as soon as they learned how to sew clothes, they immediately began painting it. Throughout history, the color palette of clothes become richer, and its use is wider.More
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The color of pain
Pain is a signal to the body about failures and malfunctions. Yes, each person suffers pain in his own way: someone faints at the sight of dental instruments, and someone treats his teeth even without anesthesia. How to set the level of pain felt by a person?More
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Learning colors with baby
From early childhood, you showed the world the child pointed to the object and its colour, but from about two years worth thinking about the directed learning of colors.More
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Luscher Test
Color has a rather strong impact on us: some tones induce melancholy, while others, on the contrary, delight and inspiration, some colors irritate the nervous system, others - soothe.More
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Why rainbow is not always visible?
The rainbow is an impressive atmospheric phenomenon, the nature of which has interested mankind at all times. Thus, the Persian astronomer Qutb al-Din ash-Shirazi, who lived in 1236-1311, was the first to give a fairly accurate explanation of the appearance of the rainbow.More
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Why chromakey is green?
Chroma key is the technology simplified to combine multiple images in one frame. This technology used in television, film and video production. Chroma Key allows you to remove a green background and superimpose any image on its place.More
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Color harmony in photography
Surely each of you can remember the photos that are impressed by the color. Moreover, the presence of bright, catchy shades in such cases is not at all important. They stand out due to the particular combination of colors.More
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Dressing up Santa Claus
Initially, Santa's costume was brown, blue, white, purple and even green, but not red. And there was no single, canonical image of this legendary character.More
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Experiments with color in the food industry
Modern food industry can make food with specific taste and color. But still, some products simply can not fail to impress. The natural dye. Have you heard about purple carrot juice? And how often you see a purple carrots in the supermarket?More
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The color that saves lives
Usually we see accustomed to see doctors in white robe and already subconsciously associate the medical profession with this color. The white clothes of the medical workers explained with the practicality of this color.More
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Color effects in the interior
A human perceives the world mainly visually, because color is an integral component of the characteristics of any object. Congenital sense of color harmony is not given to everyone, so specialized applications such as the Color Wheel and Live Palettes can help.More
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Color meaning in religion
Color has symbolic meaning in many in many cultures and religions. Let us consider the meaning of the colors in such religions as: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Christianity. In Christianity, a rather limited color palette is used - mostly black and white.More
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The strange names of colors
Every day we are confronted with a lot of colors and shades. Some names we know from childhood, and the name of the other not even think about. Despite the official classification, the creative people came up with fancy names of colors, which will not meet every day.More
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Interior colors: how to choose and combine
Each color has its own spirit. Color not only sets the atmosphere in the room, but also can affect our mood. For this reason, the selection of a palette in your house, apartment or room should be done very carefully. First, decide what mood in what room you want to create.More
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The ugliest color in the world
Different colors affect the person in different ways. Some cause calm, others - anxiety or joy. But there are colors that do not cause any feelings, except disgust. Let`s analize this most vile of existing colors and its practical application.More
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Color in the films of David Fincher
Surely, you are already familiar with the work of David Fincher. Among the most popular of his works are such films as: "Zodiac", "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Fight Сlub" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo".More
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The monochrome palette in the film "Cries and Whispers"
Ingmar Bergman made black and white films all his life, but for the "Cries and Whispers" he made an exclusion. Red, white, black are the main colors of the film. Each of them tries to resist the onslaught of another and all this ultimately creates vivid visual scenes.More
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The best movie palettes
Long before the appearance of full color cinematography, the creators of silent films used color for visual storytelling or to recreate any effects.More
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Experiment with a red dress
Red is one of the most exciting color of the visible spectrum. For example, the woman in the red dress (or any clothes of this color) just magically affects the behavior of men around, it seems more accessible and enticing.More
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The physics of color
What is the color from the point of view of physics? The question is not so simple as it seems at first sight. Color is a physical property of light. From the point of view of physics, different colors of objects do not exist by themselves. Physics considers color as an electromagnetic wave.More
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Colorization
Colorization (coloring) is any translation process monochrome images( b\w, sepia) to color. This is quite a laborious process in our days is used for the restoration of old photos, films and even paintings. How black and white becomes color?More
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The colors of Wes Anderson
When talking about Wes Anderson, people always notice a few features of his style: symmetry, puppet animation, a great soundtrack and of course the color palette. The color has always been the main feature of the Anderson films.More
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Favorite color
Since ancient times people are looking for relationships between personality type and any parameters. The relationship of human nature and color has been repeatedly confirmed by scientists, by the way, there is even a whole branch of science – psychology of color.More
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Hero dangerous color is red
Red is the colour of danger, blood, death and traditional color of executioner clothes. That is why dressed in this color so-called "food for powder". It is the characters of the second plan, which die a violent death as soon as was introduced in the story.More
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Magic of the red color
The perception of red color has evolved over thousands of years to help us to distinguish edible fruits from their natural contrasting environment. Yes, the bright red color certainly attracts our attention, but the essence of its impact on our brain, much deeper.More
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Which color is not present on the flags of the world?
At this moment there are 197 sovereign states, and each country has its own unique flag. But there is an interesting detail - there is a color that does not exist on any of the flags. This color is purple. The reason The reason for such color discrimination is very simple.More
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Colors of the future through the eyes of filmmakers
Unexpected combinations of colours, lots of neon, natural, muted and luxurious, rich colors – these are just a few color trends that in the opinion of science fiction filmmakers await us in the not very distant future. What other read in this article.More
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Fear of the color or chromophobe
Chromophobe or fear of colors is often seen in people with rapid reaction to certain olors. Such people can completely exclude a specific color from his life, avoiding it at all. The fear of each color has also its name, for example, the fear of red is photophobia, and yellow — xanthophobia.More
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The color of the ocean
Green rivers and lakes, blue oceans, absolutely colorless water in a glass. So what color water actually is? The answer to this question only one. Pure water is blue. The fact that the color is very faint, and therefore invisible in a small glass.More
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The theory of gender schemes
Gender significantly affects color preferences. Even from a young age we are beginning to impose information related to gender, trying to build a particular concept. It can be some hobby, games, sports, eating habits, clothes and of course a color.More
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The red cloak of the bullfighter
It is not easy to investigate the influence of red color on the psyche of the bulls. But it was made the conclusion as a result of many experiments, that almost all mammals, including bulls, do not distinguish color.More
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The study of animals color perception
Do animals perceive color in the same way as humans? Each of us asked this question sooner or later. But it is not so easy to give an accurate and exhaustive answer to it. The human has color vision, so it is quite difficult for us to imagine a completely discolored world.More
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How does color affects the perception of food taste?
Have you noticed how the color of food or dishes from which you eat affect on the perception of taste? The Scientists from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Oxford University noticed and conducted the number of experiments.More
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Is it possible to patent the color?
Yes, it is. The certain color or shade may be the part of a design patent, that's to be an integral part of a trademark, graphical interface, product, or even an object (and this also happens).More
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Impossible color
There are impossible chromatic colors that our brains can not properly process, they seem to be "forbidden" by color theory. It is difficult for a person to see red with a green tint and yellow with a blue tint. Why is this happening?More
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The mysterious glow of Kuindzhi paintings
The unusual exhibition was opened in St. Petersburg in the autumn of 1880, where only one picture was presented. The whole street was crowded with carriages, people queued for hours and in order to avoid a crush the organizers were forced to launch the audience in groups.More
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Experiments with the color in the movie "Running on the blade"
The experiments with color are the key to harmony in the movie. Consider the techniques with the light, which was used in the movie "Running on the blade" by the director Ridley Scott. The limited color palette Most things in the world are divided between two directions - monotony and diversity.More
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Why are the Simpsons yellow
Why are the Simpsons yellow? This is an eternal question, to which there is no unambiguous answer. Let us consider some of the most common theories.More
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The black holes
Yes,the black holes are really black, because the light waves from it are not reflected in any way, and the object itself does not emit light.The gravitational field becomes so strong during the formation of this cosmic object, that even the rays of light can not escape beyond its limits.More
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The red  color in the films of Stanley Kubrick
Red is the favorite Kubrick’s color. It exists almost in all the movies, giving them even more surrealism. Indeed, if you look closely at the filmography of Stanley Kubrick, you can clearly see this feature.More
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The colors in the films of David Lynch
David Lynch uses almost the same color palette in most of his movies. For example, other producers and directors are mostly focused on selection of scenery, costumes, and actors. As Tim Burton is all built on the fabulous gothic scenery, Lynch screenplay is all around the colors.More
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Bluehaired characters
Blue color of the hair is a riot. The roots of such association go into the punk culture. Perhaps the most famous characters who painted their hair in blue are: Marge SimpsonMalvinaBluebeardLet's try to guess why did they it?More
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The trademark color of the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is very fond of changes, surprisingly, but throughout history its color has changed quite noticeably many times. It’s hard to imagine how much paint should be used to color such a giant structure.More
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Mixing colors
Perhaps the most intriguing in coloring is the ability to mix colors. This knowledge can be useful both in writing the picture, and when creating a design for your own flat.More
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Color evolution in computer games
The main color function in computer games is to simplify objects identification by player. We easily define virtual apples because they are also red or green as in real world. In games color has other functions as in art, design and movies.More
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The fashion on the color in games
The color is the most available way to increase the variety of game content. The capabilities of the graphics subsystem and the popularity of certain genres of video games determine the choice of the main color palette of the game.More
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The symbolism of yellow in the movie
In the theory of color, yellow is considered the color of happiness, peace and security. It is warm and sunny color. The symbolism of yellow color is unusually contradictory. On the one hand it is the gentle glow of the sun, on the other hand is the withering autumn leaf.More
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Green color in Coen brother movies
Stanley Kubrick loves red, Martin Scorsese adores red, Coens go crazy from green. You might not know this fact, but Coen brothers apply green colors to almost every movie they make. Our eyes perceive green color better than anyone else.More
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Color contrast in movies
Cinema is not only an interesting story, plot and acting. The movie is the sets, costumes, music, and of course color. In most cases we don't notice what a huge role he plays. Consider some color techniques, which are used in the industry.More
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The choice of color in Fen Shui
The repair in the house or in the flat is a difficult and important task. One of the stages of its solution is the search for the primary color in the interior, because it will occupy most of the room.More
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Why do you need harmony?
The principles of harmony are closely connected with our feelings. We have a habit to perceive information through touch, hearing, smell, sensation. Harmony is for each of the organs of perception.More
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The color circle of Itten
Our brain is still poorly taught , as complex neurological processes are going on inside it, connected with the whole organism by a single whole. The eyes are one of the tools of perception of the surrounding world.More
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How to choose the  blush?
How to choose and how to use The blush creates a feeling of freshness and youth of the skin. After applying tonal and masking the flaws, the color of our face becomes smooth, almost perfect, but unnatural.More
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The color of the skin
The color of the skin One of the biggest difficulties is to determine your color of the skin, the lightness and temperature. How to do it? Advice 1. Use bright daylight to analyze the color of the skin. Artificial lighting does not fit.More
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Camouflage circles under the eyes
The correction of skin imperfections The principles of coloristics are actively used to correct skin imperfections. For example, to mask dark circles or bruises under the eyes. The concealer (or proofreader) is the means that we need for this purpose.More
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