Use colour to create mood 

Warm colours

Warm colours (reds, oranges, and yellows) can evoke happiness and warmth.

 Camp fire, Norm Heke, 2009.
Camp fire, Norm Heke, 2009.

See how Brake uses warm colours in these two images:

 

 
'Offerings to the unknown dead, Kyoto' [Toshi Satow offering a candle]. Taken for a series on Japan for 'Life' 1964, Brake, Brian (1927–1988), Kyoto. Gift of Wai Man Lau, 2010. Te Papa
'Offerings to the unknown dead, Kyoto' [Toshi Satow offering a candle]. Taken for a series on Japan for 'Life' 1964, Brake, Brian (1927–1988), Kyoto. Gift of Wai Man Lau, 2010. Te Papa
 
Bangkok circa 1968, Brake, Brian (1927–1988), Bangkok. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa
Bangkok circa 1968, Brake, Brian (1927–1988), Bangkok. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

Cool colours

Cool colours (greens, blues, and purples) can have the opposite effect.

 Ferry, Norm Heke, 2009.
Ferry, Norm Heke, 2009.

See how Brake uses cool colours in these two images:

 

 
Milford Sound, Fiordland. Taken for 'New Zealand, gift of the sea' (1963) 1960, Brake, Brian (1927–1988), Milford Sound. Gift of Wai Man Lau, 2010. Te Papa
Milford Sound, Fiordland. Taken for 'New Zealand, gift of the sea' (1963) 1960, Brake, Brian (1927–1988), Milford Sound. Gift of Wai Man Lau, 2010. Te Papa
 
China Brake, Brian (1927–1988). Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa
China Brake, Brian (1927–1988). Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa