Color Meanings

https://pungohs.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/colormeaning.pdf

Color Meanings

Objective: Colors have meaning/symbolism. This knowledge can be beneficial both personally and professionally.

Use of: Google Docs, Websites

Intended Outcome: Knowledge of associated meanings related to color, career impact, career discovery, personal growth

Follow Up: Students will be more concise when designing future projects.

Select All (Ctrl+A) and Copy this worksheet to a new Google Docs.  Once copied, fill out and then share your results with me (pungohs@gmail.com).

What is your favorite color? Explain why.

1.   Identify colors and their associated meanings.

Black
Blue
Brown
Green
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow

2.  Make a table to show groups and advantages of each color group. Cool Colors

Colors in group Advantages

Warm Colors

Colors in group Advantages

Mixed Cool/Warm Colors

Colors in group Advantages

Neutral Colors

Colors in group Advantages

3.   How can knowing the color wheel be beneficial?

Classification Beneficial Usage
Complementary Colors
Adjacent Colors

4.    Imagine that you were a designer, does it matter which color you use if you had different demographics you were planning to target?

Demographic Colors to use
Youth
Elderly
Professionals
Female
Male

5.   Do some research to evaluate how businesses have used this knowledge to promote themselves.

Business Name How they have used color?

6.   Imagine that you were a graphic designer, state two ways how this knowledge helps them?

Example Support

7.  Imagine that you were an interior designer, state two ways how this knowledge helps them?

Example Support

8.   Imagine that you were a fashion designer, state two ways how this knowledge helps them?

Example Support

9. Find at least one other career where knowing meanings of colors is important.

Career How is knowledge helpful?

10. Do you know that there is a correlation between colors and your potential career? Take the  quiz.

http://deweytest.deweycolorsystem.com/colorprofile/en-US/

When completed, fill in table by listing the first category and give me your thoughts on whether or not you agree with the findings.

Occupational Category Your Thoughts

11. Now that you know a little about color, tell me a color you would wear to an interview and why.

Color to Wear Your Thoughts

12. Take the color quiz and give me your results. http://desktoppub.about.com/library/quizzes/blcolormatching.htm

Your Results
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