Sunday, July 10, 2011

Color and Mood...PPPC #7

As paper crafters, one of the easiest "tools" we have when completing our projects is color.  Color is all around us and what choices we make help to convey the message we are sending in our projects.  Believe it or not, there is "science" behind color theory.  There has been a great deal of research into how color effects our mood and emotions.  Cool colors like greens, blues and purples (think water and pastures) give us the feeling of calm.  Warm colors, such as reds, yellows and oranges (think fire) portray the feeling of excitement and stimulate our senses.  When designing your next project, think about what you are trying to express in your creation.

To demonstrate this, I have created 2 cards....exactly the same but done in different totally different in warm colors and one in cool colors.
Look at both do you perceive the one done in Sunset and Black versus the one done in Lilac Mist and Chocolate Brown?  One of the great things about color is that there is no right or wrong answers.  Color is personal preference, but, remember the theory behind how warm and cool colors effect the mood of your projects.  Everyone has a favorite color.  Again, there is no right or wrong answer, but when asked 75% of us will say that a cool color is our favorite.  This is because people naturally seek calm and tranquility that a cool color evokes.  Can you guess what my favorite color is???  :o) 

So, the PPPC this time is to make a project that is either done in warm or cool colors.  If you prefer cool colors, you should make a card using warm colors.  If you gravitate to warm colors, make a card done in cool colors.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates and as time goes on, I will share more insight into color use.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Annette_Marlow said...

Oh Ms. Cindy... I've got smoke coming out of my ears... my brain is in over drive lol... This may be my last challenge until I get to our new destination... Deeply saddened by this thought but I will try to complete on for this challenge!