Use Color to Enhance

The use of color will evoke emotion and mood as much as anything other than the focal point item. Color has a language all its’ own. When used effectively and appropriately color will help you convey the message of your page.

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Start with the primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Then use coordinating colors–those that are made by mixing two primary colors: red + yellow = orange. Adding tertiary colors–mixing primary color with its two closest secondary colors. Other elements of color are tint and shade. Tint = color plus white; Shade = color plus black.

As stated above, color has a language of its own. Each color creates a mood or gives a feeling. The chart below is a sample list of the various meanings, moods and feelings each color can give. rgb3 150x150 Color Can Enhance Scrapbook Pages

RED – Aggressive, Fire, Love, Strong, Heavy, Passion, Energy, Power, Debt, Heat

BLUE – Sky, Water, Comfort, Loyalty, Security, Peace, Stability, Trust, Wisdom

GREEN – Money, Spring, Health, Nature, Friendly, Healing, Growth, Freshness

YELLOW – Brightness, Energy, Happiness, Cheerfulness, Caution, Creativity

ORANGE – Warmth, Sunshine, Joy, Excitement, Determination, Success, Energy

PURPLE – Power, Royalty, Religion, Sophistication, Luxury, Nobility, Spirituality

BROWN – Conservative, Nature, Aged, Organic, Earth, Stable, Outdoors, Eccentric

PINK – Youth, Soft, Warmth, Healthy, Feminine, Tender, Trusting

BLACK – Serious, Cold, Expansive, Classy, Demanding

GRAY – Somber, Distinctive, Business, Cold, Moody

WHITE – Purity, Clean, Simple, Virtuous, Light, Tender

For more information on selecting a color scheme for your page see our article on: “Choosing A Scrapbook Color Scheme.”

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