“The Effect of Color” by PBS Arts: Off Book gives an in-depth look at color in our world and how it inspires us, provokes feelings and defines us in different time periods. To see a full list of the artists and photographers featured within this video, it is listed under the actual video on YouTube. We have previously written about PBS Arts: Off Books and their enlightening collection of educational videos.
Color is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. It intersects the worlds of art, psychology, culture, and more, creating meaning and influencing behavior every step of the way. Most fascinating are the choices we make, both subconsciously and consciously, to use color to impact each other and reflect our internal states. Whether in the micro-sense with the choice of an article of clothing, or the macro-sense where cultures on the whole embrace color trends at the scale of decades, color is a signifier of our motives and deepest feelings.