Three Ways of Seeing Color: from a florist, an art historian, and an art teacher

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From Bellingham Alive.

Just ask an artist: Color dictates how we perceive everything from interior spaces to the seasons and, of course, works of art. In the spirit of our annual home decor issue, we asked three creatives– a florist, an art historian, and an art teacher– about how they approach color in their own work, as well as how those principles can be applied to interior design.

Color theory studies the nature of colors, how we perceive them, and how to use them effectively. We often think of colors’ associations with emotions, like red and passion. Another important factor is how much a color or combination over- or under-stimulates our senses. Both extremes create negative responses, even physical stress. - Jimena Berzal de Dios, Professor of Art History, Western Washington University

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Top image courtesy of Emily Zimmerman.

Below: Professor of Art History Jimena Berzal De Dios

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Aug 11, 2022 3:25pm