Color, A Powerful Element of Design

The most noticeable of all the elements of design is color. 

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Jamie Drake - House Beautiful

That's Design 101.

Some of you might wish to debate that, but I checked back in my textbooks. 

Yep,

it's color.

Because one of the first things your eye recognizes when you look at something, whether it's a piece of art, signage, fashion, an interior, anything visual....is color.

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Mark Rothko poster - postershop.co.uk

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Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln - House Beautiful

Want to make a statement?

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Stand out from the crowd?

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Use some color.

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Jonathan Berger - House Beautiful

My marketing/website designer and I have been in many discussions about the look of my new site.  He's a fan of various colors.  I can see his point.....especially after my bit of research.  However, I want my work's images to be the first thing someone notices on my site, not the copy, or the sidebar. 

Sooooooo, am I right???

We'll see.  I'm not sure who's going to win this one yet. 

Discussion Continued...