The Use of Color for Mood

In this gallery, I have selected 15 pieces that I believe effectively use color to convey a certain mood to the viewer.

This piece uses bright colors to give the flowers the illusion of being alive.
This piece effectively uses vibrant colors to give the illusion that the flowers are coming off the page.
In this piece, Frederic Edwin Church used a contrast of lights and darks to make the scene appear to be washed over by the glow of a sunset.
In the piece "From Nature in the Garden", the artist created the illusion that the flowers have a soft-feel to them by effectively using a pastel color pallet.
This piece uses mainly dark colors in order to give the impression that the room is dark, or absent of very much light.
In this image, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo bathed the woman figure in light colors to contrast the mans darker colors in order to give the woman a look of goddessness.
Jean-Baptist-Camille Corot used a very plain palette for this image to give the viewer a feeling of plainness while viewing this piece.
This image effectively uses shades of orange and red to give the illusion that fire has engulfed the entire scene.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir used a lighter palette for this piece in order to give the viewer a feeling of normality, or plainness while looking at this work.
This image effectively uses a golder palette in order to give the illusion that the scene depicted is during a sunset.
This image uses color that blend well together in order to show that the landscape is rolling together at the sunset.
This image uses bright colors to give the illusion that the building is washed in sunlight.
Manuel Ocaranza used a lighter palette of colors in order to give the illusion that the girl has soft skin.
This woman was painted by bright colors in order to give her a divine-look.
In this work of art, Diego Rivera effectively used lighter colors that blend well to give the landscape a rolling effect.
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