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Added by The Flagship on 17 Jan 2009 10:26
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Colours of the rainbow

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Do you ever get bored of organising your music collection in alphabetical order? Me too. Then why not try something different and organise them by virtue of the electromagnetic spectrum!?

It's such an exciting idea that I've started already! People put a lot of psychology into colours, so I've included examples of what these colours are supposed to represent. You can decide if that's what they were really going for with they chose such colours for an album... or not.


Wavelength: 750 - 610 nm
Complementary Colour: Blue
Emotions: Excitement, Stimulation, Appetite
Represents: Prostitution, Communism, Stop, Hell, Rage, Danger
Famous Red things! London Buses, poppies, blood, roses


Wavelength: 610 - 590 nm
Complementary Colour: Indigo
Emotions: Creativity, Socialising, Fun
Represents: Fire, flamboyance, flair, warning
Famous Orange things! Oranges, The Sun, Holland, Carrots


Wavelength: 590 - 570 nm
Complementary Colour: Violet
Emotions: Confidence, Stimulant
Represents: Cowardice, Caution, Warmth
Famous Yellow things! Bananas, Sulphur, Judas Iscariot


Wavelength: 570 - 500 nm
Complementary Colour: Red
Emotions: Balance, Harmony, Tolerance
Represents: Nature, Money, Sickness, Envy
Famous Green things! Chlorophyll, Emeralds, Libya,


Wavelength: 500 - 450 nm
Complementary Colour: Red
Emotions: Calm, Relaxing, Communication
Represents: Depression, Sadness, Water, Royalty, Capitalism, Males
Famous Blue things! The Sky, Whales, Police Sirens, Italy


Wavelength: 450 - 425 nm
Complementary Colour: Orange
Emotions: Sedative, Ethereal, Divinity
Represents: Spirituality, Aura,
Famous Indigo things! Dye...


Wavelength: 425 - 400 nm
Complementary Colour: Yellow
Emotions: Purifying, Dignity, Awareness
Represents: Luxury, Harmony
Famous Violet things! Violets, The end of the visible electromagnetic spectrum
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Posted: 9 years, 7 months ago at Jan 18 11:37
You were right but still.
Posted: 9 years, 7 months ago at Jan 21 0:54
awesome list, but my copy of Power in Numbers has the blue cover.
Posted: 9 years, 7 months ago at Jan 21 1:06
Hahaha, that certainly is nice, but it looks more grey to me!

Thanks for the comments guys.
Posted: 9 years, 5 months ago at Mar 14 15:37
wow! i used to organize my dvd collection by color! so nice!

very good idea! =]
Posted: 9 years, 4 months ago at Apr 1 23:30
Man, this be slamming.
Posted: 7 years, 6 months ago at Jan 26 14:48
nice work! very original, love it :D
Posted: 6 years ago at Aug 1 14:12
this must be one of the most beautiful, creative lists on listal!
Posted: 6 years ago at Aug 1 15:47
Cool!!! Any Ska/reggae album in it???

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