What is Cymbolism?

Color is the ultimate tool a designer has at his or her disposal to communicate feeling and mood.

Cymbolism is a tool that attempts to quantify the association between colors and words, making it simple for designers to choose the best colors for the desired emotional effect.

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n 1: a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; "the
value assigned was 16 milliseconds"
2: the quality (positive or negative) that renders something
desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of
dubious value in the modern world"
3: the amount (of money or goods or services) that is
considered to be a fair equivalent for something else; "he
tried to estimate the value of the produce at normal
prices" [syn: economic value]
4: relative darkness or lightness of a color; "I establish the
colors and principal values by organizing the painting
into three values--dark, medium...and light"-Joe Hing Lowe
5: (music) the relative duration of a musical note [syn: time
value, note value]
6: an ideal accepted by some individual or group; "he has
old-fashioned values"
v 1: fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the
jewelry and art work in the estate"
2: hold dear; "I prize these old photographs" [syn: prize, treasure,
3: regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We
prize his creativity" [syn: respect, esteem, prize,
prise] [ant: disrespect, disrespect]
4: place a value on; judge the worth of something; "I will have
the family jewels appraised by a professional" [syn: measure,
evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise]
5: estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to
become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the
Romans" [syn: rate]

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