Colour Fun

Moving Rings

To see the rings move, look at the ball in the middle of the rings and then while still looking at the ball, move back and forth in a rocking motion.

Moving rings illusion

The reason:

The yellow lines next to the darker blocks give the impression of perspective, making the lines seem closer together - or further apart.

The Stroop Effect

In the image below, you will see a selection of coloured words. The idea of this effect is to say the COLOUR of the word. You will find as you continue to say the colour of the words as you read them, you will slow down. This is because the brain takes a little more time to process conflicting information.

This is called the 'Stroop' effect named after J. Ridley Stroop in the 1930's.

After pressing start, a series of about 12 coloured words will appear after each other, see if you can keep up by saying the correct COLOUR of each word as it appears.

Colour Contrast

When a colour is placed on a darker background, it does seem to appears brighter. Try it below by using your mouse. Left click on one of the coloured squares and drag it over to black area.

Colour cube illusion

This is an amazing illusion using colour and tone to deceive the eye.

Take a CLOSE look at the cube below. Study the middle squares of each face of the cube, and decide if they are the same colour or tone as the other middle sqaures.

Once you have done this, move your mouse over one of the middle squares of the cube, and using you mouse, left click on it and whilst holding, drag it to another middle square of what you think is a similar colour. You should then see that both the middle squares are the same! - How strange is that!

Aspects of Colour

Each colour has a positive and negative aspect. Our resonance with particular colours can give us some interesting insights in to our emotions and attitudes.

In this flash clip, the seven colours of the spectrum are set out with a brief guide to their positive and negative attributes. Click on your colour choices and you may (or may not!) recognise some aspects of your personality... just press the start button.



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