Sunday, May 21, 2023

Connie Prince's Designer Tip May 2023




Over the next few months I'd love to dive into color theory a bit.  We will be taking a look at the different color families and what they mean.  

This month's color is BLUE!  Blue is a primary color & is the world's most popular color - in fact 35% off the world prefers the color blue over any other color.  Blue is considered a cool color which could be why we see it show up so often in winter designs!
Blue is often considered a color associated with sadness or melancholy. I was curious as to why and a little research takes us back to Green Mythology where blue was associated with rain.  The mythical God Zeus would make it storm when he was angry and would make it rain when he felt sad or hurt.  Interesting!

Light blues can leave us feeling hopeful and refreshed while darker hues have a more serious tone.  Blue is often associated with spirituality and plays an important role in religions such as Judaism.  

For my personally, it makes me think of the sky and water.  I love blue!

Here are a few layouts showcasing different shades of blue.

Layouts created with PaintChips Cobalt Blue

 Created using PaintChips Cerulean Blue


How will you use blue this month in a layout?  
Share your results in the comments, if you'd like!

Connie Prince

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