Depicting Happiness with Color

Posted by Jemsy & Jour Jour's Mommy on 7/21/2011 to Design Tidbits
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Dear Lovers of Color,
"Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination."  ~ Robert Fulghum
Color is amazing.  At a moments glance and in the blink of an eye, a sour face can turn upside down.  That's the beauty of color.  And what's even more magical is how a palette vision can set the tone for any occasion.  Whether its your kids birthday party invite or a fabulous banner for a grownup party or maybe just company-branded print design, choosing the perfect color scheme is important. 
Here are a few tried and true suggestions for color combinations that are complimentary...all year round:
Anytime Colors:
  • Orange & Gray
  • Blush Pink & Gold - symbolic of softness and royalty
  • Red & White
  • Ecru with Black, Navy or Brown
  • Royal Purple & Cream
  • Slate Blue & Silver - conservative and sophisticated essence
  • Monochromatic Color Schemes - white paired with any color is modern, sophisticated and chic
What colors depict your happiness?
Write more, type less & be creative,

Founder & Creative
P.S.  Isn't that quote absolutely delightful?  It's one of my favs.  :o)


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