Color! I LOVE color.
Color can change the way you feel in an instant. It can make you happy, sad, calm, passionate, angry, powerful and so much more. I've spent a lot of time studying color theory because I find it fascinating and helpful in so many ways. Here's a quick list of the colors and the emotions they evoke:
Red- Dangerous, Passionate, Romantic
Orange - Confident, Friendly
Yellow - Energetic, Happy
Green - Fresh, Earthly
Blue - Secure, Loyal
Purple - Royal, Noble
Pink - Feminine, Playful
White - Innocence, Purity
Black - Formality, Mysterious
When my daughter was born I wanted her room to reflect two things I hope she learns from me so I painted it using color theory. (Photo above)
#1. Embrace being a girl! Pink it up! The world will tell you it's not politically correct. Don't listen. Pink is fabulous and it makes you feel like a woman.
#2. Surround yourself with fun, colorful people. Life is sometimes hard but if you surround yourself with the right people you'll always find a way to be happy.
Next time you pick a color - make sure you pick one that reflects what you are trying to say. In business, use colors that reflect the image you are trying to portray. It's not a coincidence that Mcdonald's colors are red and yellow. They want you to feel "passionate and happy" when you eat there.
2 ways great DESIGN can help you accomplish your goals this year and become anything you want.
1. DESIGN BUILDS CONFIDENCE - Looking good makes you feel good. Having awesome marketing materials and presentations gives you extra confidence in meetings, speeches and other professional settings.
2. DESIGN HELPS YOU STAND OUT - There is no denying we live in a visual society. Having professional imaging is the only way to compete in today's visually overstimulated world. Step up the way you look so you stand out among your competition.
Call blacktiestudio today - we can help you accomplish your professional goals this year. Happy 2016.
Sandy Murphy Richards is a designer from Cleveland, Ohio.