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Color Symbolism in Life and Literature. Interpreting Fitzgerald’s use of color in The Great Gatsby. Psychology of Color Association. Color affects people’s moods The intensity, tint, and shade of the color influence mood Examples: Orange is energizing Peach is soothing . RED.

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color symbolism in life and literature

Color Symbolism in Life and Literature

Interpreting Fitzgerald’s use of color in The Great Gatsby

psychology of color association
Psychology of Color Association
  • Color affects people’s moods
  • The intensity, tint, and shade of the color influence mood
  • Examples:
    • Orange is energizing
    • Peach is soothing
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RED

Stimulates appetite

Raises blood pressure

Attracts attention

Creates excitement

Takes control

It is force, bold, extreme, aggressive, impulsive, and energetic

red suggests
RED suggests…

Physical strength

Rejuvenation

Self-confidence

Love

Passion

Danger

Courage

Vitality

orange
ORANGE

Associated with thirst and refreshment

Creates a sense of order and equality without power and control

Decreases hostility and irritability

Considered friendly, cheerful, and happy

Is an “antidepressant”

orange suggests
ORANGE suggests…

Social

Gregarious

Active

Jovial

Fickle

Extroverted

purple
PURPLE

Contains elements of surprise and magic

Represents loyalty

Suggests romance

Eases the mind and overactive glands

Conveys elegance and creativity

Suppresses appetite

purple suggests
PURPLE suggests…

Imagination

Passion

Wisdom

Reverence

Inspiration

Spirituality

Enlightenment

Quietness

black suggests
BLACK suggests…

Sophistication

Elegance

Dignity

Power

Worldliness

Aloofness

Intimidation

Mystery death

white suggests
WHITE suggests…

Purity

Innocence

Cleanliness

Youth

Naivete

Cold (emotions)

gray suggests
GRAY suggests…

Intelligence

Guarded behavior

Sense of discipline

Lack of assertiveness

brown suggests
BROWN suggests…

Warmth

Comfort

Solidarity

Less intense behavior, responses

green suggests
GREEN suggests…

Nature

Healthy

Good luck

Renewal

Youth

Fertility

Jealousy

Inexperience

Envy

Misfortune

blue suggests
BLUE suggests…

Peace

Tranquility

Calm

Stability

Harmony

Security

Order

Depression

yellow suggests
YELLOW suggests…

Joy

Idealism

Imagination

Friendship

Hope

Cowardice

Covetousness

Deceit

Illness

Friendship

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