- by Victor Choo
Subang Jaya, Selangor

What do colours mean to you? Colours can express ones' feelings and it can also represent ones' sexual orientation. Colours can determine what type of person you are. Besides making a room look spacious, colours can also make you feel energised. That is what colours mean to me.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple stripes painted horizontally. What does it mean? It is a logo which represents the homosexuals. It is colourful because they feel happy as what they are. To them, everyone is the same but the majority of people disagree. Most people have the opinion that the homosexuals are the most discriminated group of people worldwide.

People these days could not accept them as normal human beings because it is against their religion, it makes no sense to them or maybe it is simply not right. Humans are humans forever being weird.

Colours to designers are really important, because urbanisation is happening everywhere. Empty lands are slowly disappearing due to human selfishness. Consequently, the younger generation have to live in a smaller house because there is just not enough land to accommodate the human population which is increasing every second. White can make a house look spacious compared to brown, which makes a house look smaller and stuffy. White is also a very common colour for wedding gown because it is just plain and beautiful. In hospitals, white represents cleanliness and efficiency of the medical staff.

Fluorescent colours are used in the dark to warn people that there is something in front. Bright colours energise people while dull colours make everyone feel unpleasant and boring. It is said that if the walls in a classroom are painted with bright colours, it makes the classroom a more interesting and stimulating place. That will definitely keep the children awake in class and, in turn, help them learn more effectively.

It is amazing how colours affect our daily lives. Without colours, the world would be a dull place to live in. In fact, it would be a sad and depressing place. I would not want the world to be colourless because colours certainly help to brighten up our days.