Color and the emotions we associate with it.
Try writing out the immediate associations you have with color. Recollect the feelings brought about by those memory. You will find that depending on context, subject matter, and other things surrounding your those feelings that how you appreciate color will change. We build these associations through prolonged participation in our cultures, art, and media.
The Organic Colors
Usually not blaringly bright. Earth, "down to earth". Without the “pops” of sunsets and dandelions in the landscape, drabness and boredom could set in. Dour and malaise are a risk. "Beware of boredom." Ex: ochre, terra cotta, coffee, cement
The Bright Saturated Colors
Lively, but can come off as manipulative in excess or prolonged exposure. "Beware of poison." Excessive usage is a sign of danger and coercion. Ex: traffic lights and signs, blue, green, and red LED lights, neon markers, many flowers, some insects, frogs, and birds.
Roses; love, Blood; warfare, demonstrations of strength and will, Bulls; masculinity, strength, setting sun. Passion; warning and danger as a result of such feelings. Heart. Core.
Ocean, sky, water, and as a result, rain. Concentrated, focused, sometimes sorrowing. Light blues cheerful, dark blues starry or even mysterious. Almost always clear; clarity.
Vibrant, sometimes unbearably bright, jaundice, liver, urine, bananas and lemons, citrus. Morning. Beginning.
Life, plants, leaves, flowers, moss, but also rot, decay, mold, death, zombies, and frankenstein.
Untouched, void, pure, snow, ice. White is the place to begin or end. White is stark, empty, but full of possibility. Feelings associated are light, free, but can also be blaring if prolonged. Can seem overbearing and vacuous in excess.
Chasms, caves, holes, abysses, night-skies, demons, darkness, fear, but also surprise. Feelings associated are death, darkness, over saturation, overworked, pensive, funeral lament, and weight.
The epitome of feminine from flower petals to skin.
Orchids, dance and abandon.
Flowers, shades in the sky. Unusual.
The color of clouds as the sun is coming up or going down. Very common, but usually goes unnoticed.