Colors and shapes


In the discussion about colors and shapes, several interesting insights were brought up by guests on the Tim Ferriss Show:

  1. Richard Turner's Perception of Color Spectrums: Richard Turner shares his unique perception of colors where he assigns geometric shapes and subconscious images to different color spectrums. In his explanation, the "red spectrum" consists of geometric shapes like circles, squares, triangles arranged in a grid-like fashion, implying a structured mental image. In contrast, the "blue spectrum" is described as artistic and random, akin to brushstrokes varying from royal blue to lime green, depicting a more fluid and dynamic mental landscape [


  2. Exploring the Power of Color: Gretchen Rubin discusses the emotional and cultural connections people have with colors, illustrating how distinctive colors evoke personal and historical narratives. She mentions how colors such as red and blue carry specific meanings and associations, which can deeply affect our experiences and perceptions [


  3. Subjective Experience of Color: In a discussion with Hamilton Morris, the conversation delves into how personal experiences and cultural background can influence our perceptions of color. They discuss the philosophical notion that while science can describe color as wavelengths, our personal experience of color is subjective and influenced by our perceptual apparatus [


These discussions reveal how colors and shapes not only affect visual aesthetics but also symbolize various psychological and cultural dimensions, playing a significant role in our interpretation of the world.