Archive for the ‘Color Podz™’ Category
Babies do not cry and couples do not argue more in yellow rooms. My color bud and fellow Color Consultant, Beth Burns of Beyond White, tracked down a very interesting article that traces the source of some of the popular myths about the color yellow. That’s just one of the topics we tackle in the podcast about yellow – we discuss a whole lot more!
Through the exploration of color relationships, Johannes Itten was one of the first people to organize contrasts and identify them as harmonious color strategies. Itten’s Seven Color Contrasts:
- Contrast of Saturation
- Contrast of Light and Dark (value)
- Contrast of Extension
- Contrast of Complements
- Simultaneous Contrast
- Contrast of Hue
- Contrast of Warm and Cool
I mentioned in this post that I depend on color theory the way my seventh grade art teacher taught me to use it — as guidance and inspiration. In this podcast we discuss the origins of Color Theory and ask the question, “Why do we feel such a need to order and understand color?”
While many in the color and design social spheres are focusing on the new Nate Berkus show, I’m all a twitter about Seth Godin’s two most recent blog posts; one of which is a new book recommendation.
The Nate show (while I’m sure is cute and entertaining because he is cute and entertaining) doesn’t have huge potential to give you a return on your investment of time and attention. Like, exactly what do you think watching Nate’s show will *do* for you? Frankly, I’m confused by blogosphere’s fuss over Nate but much of what is popular in blogosphere confuses …
Louis Cheskin (1907-1981). Clinical psychologist and famous color researcher. Strategic use of color in branding and packaging — marketing in general — was a concept Cheskin catapulted forward.
Studying, implementing, experimenting, observing and then – lucky for us – reporting his findings and opinions in a prolific collection of books is how Cheskin established himself as a Color Expert.
As the night skies light up from fireworks, your head will be spinning with all the new ideas we share in this podcast to light up your home.
I’ll be honest, this is some heady stuff. You’re going to need some time to listen to the podcast and read over the charts and explanations provided.
If you’re a color consultant or designer, it’s a must listen/read. Trust me — it’s worth your time.
Online design is only as good as the online designer. Garbage in equals garbage out applies. There are secrets to managing color so online designs and virtual paint techniques accurately represent proposed color palettes. You’ll want to stay with us as we discuss why the new color apps from the paint manufacturers are more toy than tool.
Color Consultants vs. Interior Decorators / Designers – a potentially provocative and controversial topic. Maybe not all clients are looking to purchase a designer’s top-to-bottom “Signature Style”. Maybe a large percentage are simply seeking color advice; what they really want and need is a skilled eye to synthesize new and old elements.
What paint brands do professional color consultants use and recommend — and why? Diane S. emailed firstname.lastname@example.org and asked about paint brands. Here’s the scoop:
In this ColorPod post we identify about twenty different brands. You can listen in as we discuss the ups and downs of specifying mainstream brands as well as what it’s like to work with higher price-point luxury brands.
Differentiating violet from purple proves to be a bit of a challenge even for us! Kelly, Rachel, and I get together to discuss this intriguing range of colors in an effort to better understand where — or if — they reside on the visible spectrum. Purple is known as the perfect balance between red and blue. That nurtures many common color associations both positive and negative and extremely diverse from rock-and-roll royalty like Prince and Stevie Nicks to blue-haired older women and nursing homes.