How Color Can Affect Us

A look at what color can do to alter our emotions and set the mood of a piece.

The use of rich, deep colors add to the drama of the scene portrayed here.
Color is used in a very practical way here, as a method of distinguishing nations through recognizable symbols.
This piece shows a warmly-colored fantastical landscape that is very dreamlike and imaginative.
The muted colors here are used to convey the ideal mood for a day in the park: light, smooth, and relaxing.
Van Gogh uses cool colors with a distinct art style to create a dark, mysterious feel.
This outlandish piece uses saturated colors to invoke a sense of wonder and total fantasy.
The warm colors and distinct layout here give this piece a feel of an advertisement or pamphlet.
Rich colors are employed to create dramatic feelings in this beautiful and victorious scene.
The warm background combined with the rosy-colored ground contrast with the seemingly gloomy situation of riding a horse through a baron desert.
This abstract piece relies on color and brush work to present a message of organized chaos.
The interesting brush work combines with light colors to bring recognizable feelings for those who have been in a similar setting.
Color is crucial in conveying the artist's message by accentuating the propaganda-like design.
More light colors, along with the apparent use sfumato make this a realistic scene which may bring a sense of nostalgia.
Color is very important here, given the style of brush work the artist has chosen. He creates a very vibrant scene with multiple shades of green.
The warm colors here create an ideal, peaceful setting. The mosaic-style leans heavily on the use of color to construct this distinguishable feeling.