Why do colors evoke different feelings?

Arouse emotions through color?

The theory of colors is an important part of the painting and plastering trade. Because which colors are used and how to achieve an effect must be learned! So what about the quality and quantity contrast?

What does quality contrast mean?

The quality contrast arises when areas of color with different color quality meet - that is, when saturated, intense colors and dull, cloudy colors are shown together. That is why it is often called saturation or intensity contrast.

How can I use the quality contrast?

The effect of the quality contrast can vary greatly due to the neighboring color. For example, one perceives a dull hue next to the color gray but still bright and saturated. So if you want to make a color or lettering stand out, you can use the quality contrast and thus create a great effect.

What is a quantity contrast?

The quantity contrast, also known as proportion or quantity contrast, describes how large the proportion of a color tone is in contrast to another color tone in an image.

How can I use the quantity contrast?

If the colors are in a balanced relationship, the picture looks harmonious. Warm, bright colors should take up a smaller area than cold colors. In the case of two complementary colors, for example, red and green should be displayed with the same color area, but blue and orange in a ratio of 2: 1.

You can use this knowledge in everyday working life, for example, if you have two colors for a room and do not want to create a disturbance on the wall. The quantity contrast can also help you to trigger tension and liveliness in the viewer with different color components.