A very good reference for Writers, too. The color of a room, or someone’s clothing can convey emotion or a state of being, or even set the tone for a setting or a situation.
Colors often come with ingrained connotations - they certainly have strong meanings in Asian cultures, and in European cultures they have intrinsically understood meanings.
Red - passion, blood, anger, fire (for example)
This is going in my writer’s journal.
I NEED IT
Minimalist Illustrations That Will Make You Smile
Look at the sky. It’s not dark and black and without character. The black is in fact deep blue. And over there: lighter blue and blowing through the blues and blackness the winds swirling through the air and then shining, burning, bursting through: the stars!
i forget that princes don’t have tails
until they kick at the water i am trying to make their home.
i forget that sailors drink no salt
until their bodies shrivel and wrinkle in the sea.
i forget that that captains must, too, breathe air
until my kisses do nothing to warm their lips.
i forget that i am not meant to care for them
until my sisters congratulate me on their death.
i forget that lovers can drown as well as enemies
until, one by one, they go limp in my arms.
i forget that i cannot cry
until it is all i cannot do to mourn.
i forget i am a monster
because what good would remembering do?
Too great oppression for a tender thing.