color, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Every normal eye sees and enjoys color. Some colors attract the eye more than others. Color affects the emotions of some in much the same way as music. It has the power to change the mood. A love for color can be developed, and the extent to which it is developed depends on the training. Civilization has done much to develop the color sense. Barbaric people are fond of bright, intense, pure color. Pure color is hard to use and is unattractive unless its use is understood. The use of good color combinations reveals cultivation and taste. Appreciation of color takes study and observation with practice in combining colors. Nature is a wonderful source for suggestions. A study of good paintings and of old embroideries may also serve as an inspiration to the person interested in color. Magazines offer a possibility within the reach of everyone. A study of the colors used will reveal some important facts. Certain advertisements attract attention but hold it only momentarily. Others have the power to hold the attention because of the loveliness of the color.
Andrews, Anita, "Colors to Choose" (1929). SDSU Extension Circulars. 281.