The use of color to embed
meaning can have two approaches:
1 -As in Antiquity, for
2 - The symbolic
color signficado in the mind of the Middle Ages
is a basic framework of perception and some powerful brains conceptualized
about it. Newton was
the first within the scientific concept that prevails today
For practical use, the
scientific concept developed
by Thomas Young, which can be seen looking closely at the screen of
a TV, or watching a painter
mixing colors on his palette.
For a "comprehensive"
vision, I suggest reading the Wikipedia entry on the color
on perception properties.