How do you feel after looking at this collage? Relaxed? Calm? Understanding the psychology of color is an art within itself. An artist who applies this understanding when choosing his or her palette has the ability to create a mood, evoke an emotion, or realistically capture the subject. The same psychology can be applied when decorating a room or choosing an outfit; blue to create a sense of peace and calm, red to energize and excite, orange to exude strength, yellow to draw attention, black and white to promote clarity and contrast.
“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet