Color affects moods, behaviors and ideas. It is both emotional and thought-provoking. It can define a person’s temperament or create an energy in the atmosphere.
The language of color was birthed in early Greek literature, used descriptively to take readers away to mythical lands and legends. Through auditory and visual means, the color spectrum provides a unique experience while holding its own representation.
Color is remarkable and forms an integral part of our lives.
Selecting Color in Your Framing Treatment
Whatever your desired theme, it should serve as an aid in your color selection. Framing treatments act as an extension of your art; they can either introduce or emphasize a desired tone. It is fair to say that color has a great influence on the overall impression of a piece and the emotion felt when spectating.
Here, we’re exploring each of the different colors to understand their significance in making a meaningful choice of theme.
This is a fascinating color—one that’s even caught the attention of psychologists who want to understand more about its strong effect and powerful influence on the human mind.
Traditionally revered as a representation of lust or death, the color red continues to impose a strong presence, reigning in authority and emanating the concepts of aggression, war, lust and love. It is very intense.
Yet, red can also have a delicate and loving presence. It is a great color to anchor down a focal point or exemplify an accent. Its visual stimulation warrants quick decision-making, which has rendered it a “buy now” color.
American Frame offers varying shades of red in both our mat and frame products. For instance, our Code Red mat is a perfect selection for those seeking a rich statement in framing treatment. In addition, we have wood frames available in cherry tones, and metal selections ranging from bright red to merlot.
Choosing red in your framing treatment will not leave your art unnoticed. The color continues to prove a heavy influence on the human psyche by grasping one’s attention at every turn.