Should Designers Do Free Work?

Should Designers Do Free Work?

As a designer, whatever your level of expertise, you will be asked to do free work. Now, while you may be tempted to say yes depending on the persons who are asking you to do it. This image will help … Continue reading

Colour Theory: Green, Purple & Pink

Colour-Theory_green_purple_pinkThis is the 9th instalment in the series ‘Colour Theory: Learn it, Use it, Love it’. If you missed the previous posts you can find them here –

Colour Theory:  Learn it, Use it, Love it.

Colour Theory: What is Colour?

Colour Theory: Terminology I

Colour Theory: Terminology II

Colour Theory: Types of Colour

Colour Theory: Colour Psychology Introduction and Yellow

Colour Theory: Red & Orange

Colour Theory: Blue

Colour theory can be a complicated thing. This is my attempt to simplify it.


Even though we have left it so long, there is absolutely no reason to believe that Green is not an important coulour. The colour green is actually very important and not just because it’s one of the colours in my favourite colour space (RGB).

Green is the colour which occupies more space in that spectrum of light that is visible to our human eyes than most colours. It goes without saying that it is the colour which we see the most in the natural world, which makes it ideal for for interior design because we see it so often anyway so it will just feel natural.


  • The colour is one which soothes.
  • Green relaxes you mentally as well as physically
  • It helps alleviate depression, nervouseness and anxiety
  • The colour also offers a sense of revival, self control and harmony.

As proof of the wide spectrum which green occupies, it is the colour which is used for night vision goggles because our eyes are most sensitive to it and pick it out easier than other colours.


Purple is that perfect mix between the stimulation of Red and the beautiful calm offered by Blue. It is the colour which is used to represent not only royalty but also mysticism. It is a colour which us creative and eccentric types tend to drift towards and the fact that it was the colour of the first dye made, goes further to prove my point.


  • This colour is one which uplifts
  • It calms the mind and nerves
  • Offers a sense of spirituality
  • It encourages creativity.



No. Pink is not for girls. Well, not just for girls. The bright pink is a colour which is fun, exciting, youthful. The vibrant pinks tend to have the same energy which Red offer (without the jarring of course). This is a colour which is sensual and passionate in a subtle manner. Red’s passion plus white’s purity results in beautiful Pink colours which are ideal for romance as it encourages friendliness and discourages ill-will.


  • Bright pink stimulate energy
  • It can also increase blood pressure and respiration
  • Encourages action and confidence

If you are on a diet, avoid Pink because it makes us crave sugar :/.

Public Service Announcement!

Before I put up the next post on colour theory I must apologize for the two week hiatus I took. This was as a result of being so bogged down with the administrative stuff related to starting a new company I couldn’t focus enough to write my posts.

But now I’m back, and will be posting red and Orange in a couple hours. Come next Friday, we’ll be back to our regular timing of Midnight Thursdays.

Of, course, all are invited to join me!