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High Key Low Key Color

Every design project is a balancing act. Designers must manage an array of elements – composition, color, lighting, function, shape, and texture – in order to create a cohesive, compelling space. Whether you’re tackling a small scale room remodel or you’re designing an eye-catching poster, one of the biggest challenges both professional and amateur designers face is pulling all the elements together in a way that feels complete and creates an appropriate atmosphere.

Color is frequently a hard-to-manage element, as its very nature resists accurate description, and its perception varies from person to person. Understanding a little color theory can help designers make the transition from adequate to outstanding, and mastering the use of high key and low key color is one of the best ways to get started. Gray Scale High Key Low Key

A low key scheme contains a range of dark value colors; high key contains a range of light value colors. [Read more…]

Color Therapy Month

Founded by Aura House School of Therapy, Color Therapy Month was developed in 2011 as a time to celebrate the healing powers of color. In a month where spring blooms are just beginning to poke through the ground, March’s vibrant greens, pops of yellows, subtle pinks and reds are all reminders that winter is finally dwindling and warmth is on the horizon. Color Therapy Month recognizes the power color has to revive, renew and replenish our energy.

Celebrate Color Therapy Month

Graphic: Kate Smith

Color Therapy has been around for thousands of years, used as an energy healing method. A color therapist uses light and color in the form of tools, visualization or verbalizations to balance the energy in certain areas of our bodies that are lacking in “vibrance”.

Whether you have ever visited a color therapist or perhaps never even heard of it, we are all practicing some level of color therapy daily. [Read more…]

Sharpie Markers Giveaway

The Winner of the Giveaway is…

Marvin Miller. This month’s giveaway was a set of 24 Sharpie markers that could inspire anyone to be more creative with color. Is there anyone that doesn’t love the bold line of a Sharpie? How about bold lines in 24 different colors?

This set includes 24 Sharpie markers-1 each of: black, red, blue, green, yellow, brown, purple, almond, boysenberry, navy, pink lemonade, slate gray, magenta, tangerine, sky, mint, peach, lilac, pink, orange, turquoise, lime, berry and aqua. With these in hand you’ll be ready to unleash your creativity on any surface.

Congratulations Marvin! Enjoy writing and drawing with all 24 Sharpie markers.

Sharpie Marker Giveaway


In each of my monthly newsletters I offer a giveaway that is announced ONLY TO MY WONDERFUL NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS. The giveaway is not be posted anywhere else. In order to be eligible to enter you need to be a current subscriber and not have won a Sensational Color giveaway in the prior 12 months. [Read more…]

A Glimpse Into The Meaning, Symbolism & Psychology of Color

Meaning, Symbolism & Psychology of Color

The psychology of colors has a profound impact on the choices you make consciously, unconsciously and subconsciously based on your instantaneous reaction to color. It Below is a quick look at general responses to colors based on research, historical significance of color, and word association studies. Different cultures react to colors differently, and this brief overview focuses on the responses of people in the Western Hemisphere. [Read more…]

All About the Color GREEN

All About the Color GREEN

Green with envy.

Love is evergreen.

“It’s not easy being green.”

Green is everywhere. It’s the most common color in the natural world, and it’s second only to blue as the most common favorite color.   It’s the color we associate with money, the environment, and aliens, and it’s the color of revitalization and rebirth.

Let’s break down our understanding about the color green. [Read more…]

All About the Color BLUE

All About the Color BLUE

Blue is the overwhelming “favorite color.” Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. Blue is the least “gender specific” color, having equal appeal to both men and women.

The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming. However, not all blues are serene and sedate. Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic — an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. Some shades or the overuse of blue may come across as cold or uncaring.

Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. [Read more…]

All About The Color PURPLE

All About the Color PURPLE

Purple embodies the balance of red’s stimulation and blue’s calm. This dichotomy can cause unrest or uneasiness unless the undertone is clearly defined, at which point the purple takes on the characteristics of its undertone. With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls. [Read more…]

Color Of The Year 2015 – Five Takes On Color Trends

Color of the Year 2015 - 5 Takes On Color TrendsEach year some of us celebrate the new year by looking back over events of the year just past. Others ring in the new year with a commitment to a healthier diet, regular workout routine and a new pair of yoga pants. For companies that sells color “out with the old in with the new” is marked by announcing a color of the year.

In 1990 Pantone, the global color matching company, announced their first color of the year and since then many other companies have followed suit. The color of the year represents the hue that the color gurus at each company feel will influence design over the next 12 months. So with so many different colors being named what color is the real color of the year? The answer lies in how you plan to use the color.

Here is a look at the color of the year as predicted by five top color companies [Read more…]

All About the Color PINK

All About the Color PINK

Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman’s cheeks. It’s not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite.

Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood. [Read more…]

All About the Color RED

All About the Color RED

Red has more personal associations than any other color. Recognized as a stimulant, red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element. [Read more…]