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As a result of our research, we have made this lexicon based on general chromatic effects of colors on people, with a minimal reliance on idioms, as described by Goethe and viewed and described from a painter’s point of view, so why we use “Fire”, “Nature”, and “Ice” instead of “Minus”, “Neutral”, and “Plus” as Goethe partly does and as some might wrongly do. The advantage of describing these colors as a painter, as mentioned earlier, is that there are no pluses nor minuses: only shades, lights, and hues, desaturated from diminishing meaning, and which create raw meaningful individual pictures in the mind.
⬤ Red, Fire. Passionate: Hot, ardent, spirited, energetic, intense, artistic and perhaps too much at times (passionate, jealous, angry, cranky, upset, uncomfortable, over excited, stressed-out, very talkative, pushing boundaries too much, over silly, kinaesthetic, community-oriented, easy to see or noticed, etc…) In other words, all the connotations/synonyms, semantic related to the fire/hot/blood/life/red.
⬤ Green, Nature. Temperate: mild, grounded and somewhat Cartesian (balanced, grounded, happy, content, interested, perfectionist, linguistic, curious, motivated, monotone, pressured, stressed, etc…).. In other words, all the connotations/synonyms, semantic related to the tree/earth/nature/green.
⬤ Blue, Ice. Tranquil: cold, cool, calm, chill, sensitive, relaxed, laid-back, easy, careful, complaisant, compassionate, patient, artistic and perhaps too inactive at times (sad, nostalgic, melancholic, tired, exhausted, bored, lazy, dreamy, sleepy, emotional, anxious, resentment, quiet, tired, sleepy, passive, shy, etc…) In other words, all the connotations/synonyms, semantic related to the ice/cold/water/blue.
⬤ Pastel chromatic results indicate a homogenization of the three colors with similar results. There will always be a more dominant chromatic result though (either pink, light green, blue-sky).
◯ White indicates that Red, Green, and Blue are even.
⬤ Black and grey indicate an out-of-scope spectrum.
A blended chromatic unit value resulting from an assessment based on a relatively long period of time, or based after and extended and thorough assessment, for many different subjects and on different levels of learning with only one color without secondary or tertiary complementary color or extremely little, might reveal possible particular high level of accomplishment, strong temperament, excess, perfection, and/or hypothetical borderline syndrome/disorder (once more, it is not bad or good). It is also imaginable that different combinations of colors, thus a predefined range of hexadecimal values (HTML colors) or one specific color, tend to reveal certain other specific and measurable conscious or unconscious cognitive and/or social-emotional tendencies too, such as taking risks and protective factors, biological factors, empathy quotient (EQ) and systematizing quotient (SQ); yet, such affirmation and study will require further observation and research.
To conclude, we can thus say that the basic and simplified interpretation of each primary color is to be given and interpreted as follows: Blue/Ice means “tranquil”, Green/Nature “temperate”, and Red/Fire “passionate.”
See “Theory of colours” by Goethe
Lexicon still requires to be defined further
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