Due to personal priorities I was unable to attend uni this week 🙁 I made sure to keep doing my blog posts because if you miss a week it can build up so quickly so I made sure to keep doing those (Also because I actually do like doing them)
I wanted to talk about COLOUR and colour motif. For many years designers and directors have understood that colour has a high importance in visually aiding a film in terms of aesthetic pleasure and sometimes even following the plot of a film.
Motif is a recurring element within a work, so a colour motif is a commonly recurring colour within an overall film or artwork. Colour can be associated with a character, place, feeling, timeframe, or even the work itself overall.
I found a colour meaning online (I did not make this) so I have copied and pasted the general meaning and associations with colour:
- Red is a bright color and creates feelings of excitement and intensity. It is also used to warn of danger and can symbolize anger or passion. In Indian culture (Bollywood) and many parts of Southeast Asia, red is the color of marriage.
- Blue is the most common favorite color and can create calmness and serenity, although darker blues are associated with sadness. It is also symbolic of masculinity and, interestingly, also femininity.
- Green is frequently used to symbolize nature. It’s also associated with tranquility and jealousy.
- Yellow is cheery and warm. However, it can cause feelings of frustration and anger when it is the predominant color.
- Purple is the color of royalty and wealth, but also of wisdom. It is often associated with the spiritual or exotic.
- Brown gives a feeling of strength and dependability. It makes us feel warmth, security, and comfort.
- Orange is, like yellow and red, an exciting color. It easily draws attention and conveys a feeling of warmth and enthusiasm.
- Pink is associated with romance, love, and the feminine. In Japanese media, pink can be associated with a Cherry Blossom Girl. Pink also has a calming effect.
- Black is a color (or rather, not-color) of menace or evil. It can also be associated with death and, sometimes, rebirth.
- White symbolizes purity or innocence. It can also make an area seem bland, sterile, or cold. In some Eastern cultures, white is a symbol of death.
- Grey is used for mourning, humility and repentance. It can also represent depression, plainness, and lack of life or joy.
- Gold symbolizes wealth, justice, and balance. It also is associated with wisdom and heroism. The height of a civilization is called the golden age for this reason.
- Silver symbolizes the moon and femininity. It is also often magical in nature.