The most noticeable of all the elements of design is color.
Jamie Drake - House Beautiful
That's Design 101.
Some of you might wish to debate that, but I checked back in my textbooks.
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.
Mark Rothko poster - postershop.co.uk
Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln - House Beautiful
Want to make a statement?
Stand out from the crowd?
Use some color.
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.