Scrapbook Layout Design: Color Schemes

Color can be such a powerful element on your scrapbook pages. The color schemes that you choose for your pages help convey the message that you are trying to get across. Often scrapbookers have difficulty choosing which colors to use on their layouts. The colors you chose will say a lot about the overall feeling of your layout. Here are some examples of the type of feelings certain colors can produce in a viewer.


RED

    It symbolizes aggression and high energy. It is a warm color and in the western world, it is the symbol for passion and love. Red is also a color for warning and danger.


PINK

    It symbolizes tenderness and romance. Pink is very calming, and soothing. It is also known as a symbol for new birth.


ORANGE

    It symbolizes contentment and warmth. It is also a warm color and is most associated with the sun. It is also known to express fruitfulness and wholesomeness.


YELLOW

    It symbolizes light and playfulness. The color yellow can cause many different emotions, depending on which shade of yellow you chose. Lighter shades of yellow can express cheeriness, and joy. Darker versions can give a sense of being old, dingy, and dirty, which is great for gardening pages.


GREEN

    It symbolizes nature and vigor. Green provokes different feelings too, depending with the intensity of the color. Dark greens tend to represent heritage, sophistication, and prosperity. The lighter greens can be calming and quieting.


BLUE

    It symbolizes solitude and loyalty. Blue is cool, restful, and soothing. Blue is the most popular of all colors, male or female.


PURPLE

    It symbolizes sensitivity and romance. Purple is also well known for its artistic flair. It also represents loyalty.


BROWN

    It symbolizes wood and earth. Brown has an organic feel and can make things look worn and comfortable. It also stands for strength and credibility. Browns are also a great for heritage.


BLACK

    It symbolizes power and formality. It compliments any of the other colors, and tends to brighten whatever color it is matched with.


WHITE

    It symbolizes purity and innocence. White creates a refreshing, clean, cool feeling. When used with other colors, it gives the match a sense of being clean, and crisp.


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