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.



adj 1: characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom; "gloomy at
the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy
predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of
the economy"; "the darkening mood" [syn: grim, darkening]
2: depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy
streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens;
"drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy
tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of
death"- B.A.Williams [syn: dingy, dismal, drab, drear,
dreary, sorry]
3: depressingly dark; "the gloomy forest"; "the glooming
interior of an old inn"; "`gloomful' is archaic" [syn: glooming,
4: causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom; "a gloomy
outlook"; "gloomy news" [syn: depressing, depressive,
5: reflecting gloom; "gloomy faces" [syn: glum, long-faced]
6: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
"a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate
winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of
November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn:
blue, dark, depressing, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting,
[also: gloomiest, gloomier]
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