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Different colors can bring about many different feelings in people.
Many people associate colors with moods and feelings in their lives.
Fortunately, many of these associations are common, and can be drawn
upon by the lighting designer to set a mood for a scene. Much of the
effect is subliminal, and somewhat subjective, but it is still an
effective technique. Table 5.22 lists several common color
associations. This makes a good starting point for determining what
colors to use in a lighting design, based upon the tones of the piece
Table of common colors and common associations. It should be noted
that many of these have a bias towards Western culture.