Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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November 18, 2014

The Gift of Color Vision

There is a rare condition that’s not fatal, but many artists would kill to have it. It is called tetrachomacy. As an impressionist #painter, this physical ‘disorder’ is a rare gift that produces extraordinary works of art. This woman believes she can help science professionals understand and someday cure.

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November 14, 2014

Color of the Year, 2015

Have you noticed that certain colors are trendy? What will the ‘It’ color be for 2015? In 2015, homeowners are expected to favor vibrant, expressive hues that represent their hopes and dreams. Growth of global connections may impact our decor decisions, encouraging us to adopt colors of natural surroundings.

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November 12, 2014

Can Changing Your Diet Alter Eye, Skin Color?

Some people are claiming that over time, their eye and skin color change. How can this be? A running joke says snacking on too many carrot sticks will turn your skin orange. Is there merit behind this myth? Isabel Marant, the French fashion designer, says that she drinks carrot juice to give her skin a healthy tan glow.

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October 29, 2014

The Evolution of Crayola Crayon Colors

Today, there are over 120 Crayola crayon colors. A far cry from the 8 colors Binney & Smith first presented in 1903. Color seems to be one of life’s constants. Crayola might agree; their colorful crayons don’t change, they multiply. Crayola might have 330 shades by 2050. Therefore, it is safe to say “…Crayola’s gonna need a bigger box.

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September 19, 2014

The Colors of Fall: 5 Shades for a Stylish Season

Most of the time, traditional colors of fall include burnt oranges, rusty browns and deep reds. Designers have opted for a diverse, playful palette.

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August 20, 2014

Color Your Home, Change Your Mood

Many people view their homes as sanctuaries. What do you consider your home? Does your interior design reflect the mood you want to set when in this unique environment?

If you want your home to be a sanctuary, it begins with incorporating colors that can influence your mood and the moods of others.

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April 18, 2014

Color Symbolism in Medieval Christian Art

During the Middle Ages, color and light became important mediums for artistic expression. Color in particular was a vehicle for illustrating a higher reality, so shading was discouraged in favor of pure color. On canvas, human skin was not flesh-colored, but a pearly and ethereal white. Blood was a life-rich red, and skies and lakes were more cerulean than blue. Mixing paint became an art form in itself, as artists tried to reproduce the desired hues as clearly as possible.

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April 15, 2014

Colors of Cancun

Why are the colors of Cancun so enchanting? Some say, aside from beautiful sunsets and white sandy beaches, that Cancun is mainly water and jungle. Even though many visitors only see the tips of textured greens that exist in the jungle, they note how the shade of the jungle is a sharp contrast from the brilliant exposure of the ocean.

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April 11, 2014

Colorful Flowers to Plant this Spring

Flowers come in all shapes and sizes, literally. From sunflowers, which can grow beyond 12 feet tall to trailing calibrachoas, which are best hung, you will be able to choose the perfect flowers to make your scenery complete. There are no wrong flowers to pick when planning a garden, but there are some colorful choices Segmation is excited to see this season.

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April 7, 2014

Red Artwork is Worth Fortunes

The color red is loud. It makes statements and sends signals. But the impact it has on the world of contemporary art goes beyond trendsetting. People are trading their fortunes for predominately red artwork.

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July 16, 2013

Do Men and Women See Colors Differently?

Have you ever wondered if men and women have visual differences? After all, we don’t always see eye to eye.

Now you can put curiosity to rest; one study shows people of opposing genders disagree on hues. This means men and women experience different color perspectives.

Nevertheless, with new information comes new questions like, why? What causes this inconsistency? www.segmation.com

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June 6, 2013

How Well Do You Know The Color Wheel?

The color wheel is a tool used to identify relationships between colors. Also known as a color circle, the most popular organization of this artistic device includes primary, secondary, and...

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May 24, 2013

Who Creates Color Trends?

The color wheel remains constant while color trends come and go. Each season brings new popular shades that brighten clothing choices and dominate home décor options.

It may surprise you to know that the latest color trends don’t happen by accident; professional color experts are responsible for choosing the hottest (and coolest) shades for every season.

Often referred to as “color forecasters,” these individuals combine knowledge of design, sociology, and luck to predict the season’s freshest trends.

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May 20, 2013

Choosing a Color for Your Business Brand

When it comes to business brands, color is extremely important. This is because certain hues can increase positive feelings, whereas other shades can cause a consumer to feel overwhelmed. The right color will help you grow your business.

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May 3, 2013

Office Paint Colors and Effective Employees

Rather than simply going with drab gray or off white, office paint colors ought to be chosen to compliment company culture, office décor, and the business brand. When trying to create a productive ambiance, picking the right wall color is of high importance.

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