Isaac Newton developed the first pie chart in 1666 AD, after which the main colors were mixed, namely: red, blue, and yellow, in order to obtain other colors, and they were used in paints and dyes, and it is noteworthy that these colors do not consist of mixing any color, as The other colors, or the so-called secondary colors, are derived from the three primary colors, which are: green, orange, and purple, and these colors were formed by mixing two primary colors together, for example mixing red, and blue producing violet, and mixing Blue, yellow produces green, mixing red, yellow produces orange.
The semantics of primary colors
The basic colors carry various connotations like other colors, and the most important of them are Red: The red color carries a lot of influence on emotions, where the red color is associated with the meanings of love, passion, longing, high sensitivity, romance, joy, strength, leadership, and courage, Vitality, will, anger, danger, hatred, radiance, and determination, and people who prefer this color are often characterized by firmness, boldness, determination, enthusiasm, and activity, and the significance of the red color differs from one country to another, as it symbolizes good luck and happiness in China. It is the color that brides wear to them, while in South Africa the red symbolizes mourning.
Blue: The blue color symbolizes freedom, intuition, imagination, and inspiration, as it carries the meanings of depth, confidence, loyalty, wisdom, sincerity, and stability. The blue color may also carry negative meanings, including feelings of depression and sadness.
Yellow: Yellow is the color of sunlight and symbolizes hope, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, and joy, but it may carry some negative meanings, including cowardice, deceit, disease, and jealousy.
The color wheel
The color wheel is a good way to understand how the colors work and relate to each other, as it starts with the primary colors, and is used to produce the secondary colors, then the triangular colors work by mixing the primary colors with the nearest secondary colors, by mixing the primary color with the secondary color that Next to it, (red and orange), (yellow and orange), and (yellow and green).
Semantics of some colors
Colors have some connotations, including:
Black: denotes elegance, power, strength, depression, disease, and death.
White: denotes cleanliness, purity, modernity, virginity, peace, innocence, simplicity, snow, and cold.
Pink: denotes femininity, love, and concern. Red: denotes warmth, love, anger, danger, boldness, excitement, strength, energy, desire, and courage.
Orange: denotes joy, enthusiasm, motivation, and creativity.
Yellow: denotes possessiveness, comfort, liveliness, fear, optimism, energy, and happiness.
Blue: denotes peace, trust, loyalty, boredom, winter, depth, stability, and conservatism. Green: denotes freshness, optimism, beauty, safety, spring, calm, and regeneration.
Brown: denotes relaxation, confidence, endurance, and reassurance.
Violet: denotes power, elegance, sophistication, luxury, mystery, and charm.