What Colors Say About Us:

Colors and Moods

This is perhaps the most general and adaptable branch of color theory. At the highest level, colors are divided into two categories: cool colors and warm colors.

Cool colors: Lavender, blue-green, blues.

Warm colors: Reds, oranges, yellows.

Digging a little deeper, we can classify colors in terms of the general impact they have on our emotions.

For example, here are some colors that:

Soothe emotions: Peach, pink, blues, and greens. Of all the colors in the spectrum, green is the easiest on the eye.

Keep us grounded: Beiges, tans, and browns.

Help energize us: Golds, black, burgundy, reds, royal blue.


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Additional Color Resources
arrow Books about Dyeing

arrow Introduction to Natural Dyes

arrow Gallery of Kool Aid-Dyed Yarns

Where to Buy Natural Dye Kits
arrow Carol Leigh’s Natural Dye Kits for Natural Fibers

arrow Earthues / Color Trends Natural Dye Extract Kit

Where to Buy Natural Dyes (pick your own)
arrow Hillcreek Fiber Studio

arrow The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center

Where to Buy Acid Dyes
arrow One-Step Country Classic Dyes

arrow Wash Fast Acid Dyes