Archives for Culture

Rainbow Colors: Their Meanings, Order and Symbolism in the Bible

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Rainbows are a beautiful phenomenon that bear significance across different religions and cultures. Rainbows usually occur after a storm or rain shower, and they are the result of refracted sunlight hitting raindrops. This produces the optical appearance that is a rainbow. While the sun often shines after a rain shower, conditions are are not always ...

Political Colors: How Do Blue and Red Reflect the Spirit of Democrats and Republicans?

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As the presidential campaign reaches a fever pitch, few voters are likely to pause and question why Democrats are associated with the color blue and Republicans with red. It's just always been that way -- or has it?You might be surprised to learn that these color associations manifested somewhat recently -- in the 2000 election, ...

What Your Lipstick Color Might Say About You

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Lipstick styles and color choices have evolved over the years, from the bright red of 1940s pinup girls to the frosty pinks of more recent decades. These days, just about anything goes in lip color, from Goth-inspired black or silver to purple or green to match a creative hair color choice. From traditional pinks and ...

The Best Clothing Colors for Different Skin Tones

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Dressing for fashion success is something that most of us aspire to; however, all too many people are puzzled about how to accomplish this. Skin tone is one method of determining your ideal clothing colors. Skin tone is most accurately described in terms of both its top color and its undertone, which can be warm, ...

10 Color Facts That Might Surprise You

Colors make up our visual landscape and influence our lives in both overt and subtle ways. However, there is much that is mysterious and surprising about colors.For example:1. In One Sense, Colors Do Not ExistColors are actually wavelengths that require a receiver or interpreter to make sense of them. Without eyes and a brain, what ...

Why Men and Women See Color Differently

There’s an old joke that when picking out colors for home décor, a woman may see differences between “fawn, ginger, cinnamon and chestnut,” while guys more or less just see “brown.” Azure, cerulean, cobalt and sapphire? If you’re a guy, that would be “blue.”However, this isn’t just a myth, and it isn’t just laziness on ...

What’s in Style? Trending Colors in the USA from Past Decades to the Present

From the psychedelic 60’s to the vibrant, expressive years of the ’00 decade, color trends have always changed, and often changed radically. Below we have summarized the trending color themes of the past decades in the USA. These themes are not only relative to fashion but are also often reflected by design and art movements.1960’s ...

The Feng Shui of Color

Everyone has experienced the effects of color on their mood. Whether it was how wearing a red dress or shirt made you feel more confident or the invigorating effect of a room painted bright yellow, colors have measurable effects on how we feel.Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of optimizing the flow of energy, ...

Cultural Color Psychology Meaning and Symbolism

Aastha is an Indian widow. She comes from a low income background, with very little access to the world outside of her society. Aastha travels to the United States to live with her brother and his family after the death of her husband. One evening, as the family gets ready to go to a wedding, ...