[ubuntu-art] ubuntu-art Digest, Vol 22, Issue 5

Toby Smithe tsmithe at ubuntu.com
Sun Apr 15 22:06:34 BST 2007

On Sun, 2007-04-15 at 22:56 +0200, Vincent Weber wrote:
> >> Don't forget that color is not only
> >> a matter of aesthetics but it is a usability issue as well. There
> are
> >> plenty of info on the net about the effects of color on human
> >> psychology. Research the subject to see what I mean. 
> >I can't stress this enough, this is, by all empirical research, an
> urban
> >myth.
> Your completely wrong. Why do you think hospitals are painted in
> white? Because it's destressing. Why do you think products for little
> kids are full of colour? Because kids are full of energy. Why do you
> think that blood, stop signs, break lights and warnings are red?
> Because it warns you. 

Blood isn't red because "it warns you", but rather because it contains
an awful lot of iron. Or at least that's what I always thought...

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