The human eye can perceive about 400,000 different colours. But, surely there can’t be so many colours!? Yes, there are! This number also comprises perceptible colour shades, colour saturation and the different brightness values. A colour, as we know it, is therefore available in many different shades.
In the theory of colours, a distinction is made between colourful and achromatic colours. Characteristic for bright colours is accordingly their chroma, colour intensity and colour depth, while achromatic colours are characterized by shades of gray between white and black. In addition, a distinction is made between primary and secondary colours. Primary colours are the colours red, yellow and blue. Mixing two or more primary colours creates a secondary colour. All other colours can be mixed from the primary colours: blue and red become violet, yellow and blue turn green, red and yellow into orange.
Every colour has a different effect on the individual. Often, one’s own mental state also plays a role, and many external, as well as internal factors can influence the effect of the colour. But there are basic assumptions about how colours can affect us:
The colour red is frequently used for warnings and traffic signs. Red is a signal colour, it has a stimulating, activating and exciting effect, but at the same time it can trigger off restlessness. It is almost impossible to overlook something red. Those who like red in their outfits also exude self-confidence, as this colour enhances self-esteem. Gucci’s Square Oversize Sunglasses will make you stand out, putting a red accent on the summer. But you will definitely not see red with the Ray-Ban Ja-jo, because the round sunglasses with red lenses are a real eye-catcher in vintage style.
Blues are referred to as cold colours. But this shouldn’t be interpreted as negative, because the colour blue simultaneously calms and harmonizes. In the blue colour world there are various shades – from intensive royal blue to delicate turquoise. Anyone who wears blue radiates both distance and harmony. In addition, blue is a colour that can be combined very well with many other colours. With the Cat-Eye Sunglasses in royal blue by Céline you’ll always make a fashion statement. The classic aviator sunglasses are often found with blue-mirrored lenses. With the Ray-Ban Aviator Large Metal you have a classic model which always stays trendy.
The colour yellow is encouraging, bringing sunshine into your life and mind and scaring away bad moods. Yellow is automatically associated with the sun and the summer. Good moods should also be found in your wardrobe. The square Polaroid sunglasses are a bright yellow accessory. Sunny views day and night are guaranteed by Carerra aviator sunglasses and their yellow lenses.
The colour green brings your body and soul into equilibrium. Green stands for peace and freshness, having a regenerating, calming and revitalizing effect. Harmony in your fashion world is guaranteed with Emporio Armani sunglasses. The dark green full rim frame is restrained and harmonizes with almost every outfit. Anyone who likes to be a bit more conspicuous should choose the Ray-Ban Round Metal with green lenses – a summery harmonious eye-catcher.
Violet is the colour of inspiration and concentration. It awakens the mind and meditative powers, providing an inner balance of feelings. It also has a regenerating effect and ensures higher concentration power. Violet is a colour that cannot be combined with all colours. But if you are looking for a stylish accessory in purple, you will be extremely trendy in the Round-Shade by Michael Kors, the playful lenses having a colour gradient from fuchsia to purple.
Orange, like the colours red and yellow, is one of the warmest colours. It has an uplifting and performance enhancing effect and also promotes pleasure. Those who choose orange pieces of furniture or clothing exude warmth and cordiality. You can underline your warmth, even with only an accessory. The orange full rim frame of the Versace sunglasses, for example, is the perfect companion for summer walks and happy moments while barbecuing, shopping or drinking coffee with friends. Those who cannot get enough of the colour orange and the basic colour yellow, will attract special attention to their faces with the Oakley Frogskins, which combines a yellow-orange frame and orange, mirrored lenses.
Whether in your own home or in your wardrobe – colours can be used selectively to achieve a certain effect. Depending on your form of the day, mood and state of mind, you can surround yourself with the perfect colours or attire. But in the end, the only thing that counts is: you only feel best with things that you like!