“Blue”. This color is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn’t like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue exhibits an inner security and confidence.
It is a color that seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation.
It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order - we certainly feel a sense of calm if we lie on our backs and look into a bright blue cloudless sky. It slows the metabolism. The paler the blue the more freedom we feel. The color blue is idealistic, enhancing self-expression and our ability to communicate our needs and wants. It inspires higher ideals. Blue is conservative and predictable, a safe and non-threatening color, and the most universally liked color of all.
“Black and White”. Black and white has for long been considered the best representational form for employing this claim to realism.
Monochrome was perceived to refrain itself from trying to interfere by coloring the footage, and thus became connected with offering a more realistic portrayal of the photographed material. This status was reflected and reinforced by the commonness of the representational form in genres which were dependent on a certain degree of realism. For example, war films, as well as documentaries were often photographed in black-and-white. Using only black and white is a way to order and simplify what to see in the world, translating a range of colors and hues into simple and clear values.
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