2/26/2007

Color combos

Some color combinations strike a chord with me. Of course, as taught in my color theory classes in art school, all colors evoke some type of mood or emotion. Light blues often convey a feeling of calm. Yellows and oranges are cheerful and bright. Reds gain attention quickly - and depending on the specific hue of that red can either create feelings of anger or strength.

However, while single colors do have specific emotions tied to them, I think so do color combinations. Have you ever looked at something and thought "Wow, I love those colors!!!"? I do all the time. I am so inspired by color. I've recently seen a couple of layouts that I have fallen in love with that use this color combo - a deep rich red and a robin's egg/turqouise blue-ish color. It's an unlikely combination and maybe that's why I love it so much.

What's your favorite color combination?

8 comments:

Vikki said...

I really love the Pinks/Browns and the blues/browns, I like pink/black as well.

BabeCaddy said...

I'm really loving the lime greens and blues right now....

Jerri junque said...

My personal color choice is RED! But I never pass on a black and white page, adding aqua or pink.

Chris said...

I would have to say chocolate brown adn teal

Jenney said...

Yeah!! So glad you're blogging again! I know you're super super busy!

My fav color combo right now is blue and brown. Seems like a lot of sb companies are doing papers in that combo!

Ally said...

I'm a green and blue girl myself!

Jeanette said...

Green with just about anything... but I'm really lovin' those green & brown combos these days, and I'm not opposed to having a little bit of blue thrown in here & there.

Shannon Bieger said...

Oooh, I'm so with you on this. I'm a blue/red girl too. My favorite combos are a deep red and a powder blue like this layout:

http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=77936&ppuser=3

A deep aqua/red combo like this layout:

http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=70331&cat=all&ppuser=3

Or teal and fuschia like this one:

http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=81722&ppuser=3