Cool colours

Colorus are often described as having temperature — as warm (reds, oranges, and yellows) or cool (greens, blues, and violets). Purple (red-violet) and yellow-green are between warm and cool. (Don't call them "neutral," because neutral colours are grays and browns. Cool colours are often associated with water, sky, spring, and foliage, and suggest cool temperatures. They appear on one side of the colour wheel, and opposite the warm colours. Psychologically, cool colours are said to be calming, unemphatic, depressive; and optically, they generally appear to recede. (

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