The color can bedescribed in terms of temperature. Color temperature helps to create deepness,movement, and mood. Warm colors are destructive and appear to advance, coolcolors are passive and seem to recede. The wrong temperature in one area maydisturb the balance in a piece, but correctly placed warm/cool contrast can addzing you need to your focal point.The spectrum containsboth warm and cool colors.
yellow, orange and red are generally warm and green,blue and violet are considered cool. This is the most easily recognizeddistinction in color temperature. but, color temperature is relative. A colorthat seems warm in one place may look cool in another. red-orange is thewarmest colors, so as you move away from it in either direction on the colorwheel, your colors will all seem cooler, until they reach blue-green, which isthe coolest color, then as you return from blue-green to red-orange, yourcolors appear warmer.Colors move from warmerto cooler. The top row starts with a cool red, but the temperature becomes evencooler as it moves lower blue, stopping at blue-violet.
That same blue-violetbegins the bottom row as the warmest color, moving toward a cool blue-green.The temperature turns slightly warmer as the last chip picks up some green onthe other side of the blue-green.As a group, earth colorsare cooler than spectral colors because they are low-intensity, grayed versionsof colors. But, there are still noticeable differences in color temperaturefrom one earth color to another.Observations on theresults of color on perceptions of area size and psychological response, notingthat cool colors like blue and green create the space additional quiet andincrease space, but warm colors like red, orange and yellow stimulation. additionally,folks exposed to red and yellow colors according to higher levels of tensionthan folks exposed to cool blue and green colors