Use of Colors in Painting | Architectural Drawing

Use of colors | Painting Techniques

Perception of color affects muscular tension, brain waves, heart rate, respiration, and other functions of the autonomic nervous system. Earlier, we discussed “Affect of Color Schemes on Human Behavior“.

Yellow – suicidal inclined persons use yellow

Red – A powerful and active color – warm

Green – A calming color

Blue – Cool, colourless clearly focussed on the eye

Dark colors – Masculine – clearly defines spaces

Tins – more friendly, pleasant, beautiful than darker

Grey – neutral color

All of the above depend upon material and texture and intensity of color

Color Charts
Color Charts

The use of Colors should be done as follows:

(Select a pallete of any 3 primary colors + white and Black)


  • Scarlet Lake
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cobalt Blue


  • Crimson
  • Yellow ochre
  • Pressian Blue