Originally Posted by Stitchawl
We all know that certain colors are considered warm and other cool. Yellows and light oranges are called warm colors while blues are called cold.
Yet, these are actually, in fact, misnomers. Why?
Yellows and light oranges are closer to the infrared part of the electro-magnetic spectrum. These are the frequencies emitted by hot objects and when adsorbed heat the object. Blues are toward the ultraviolet portion of the spectrum.