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: having desirable or positive qualities especially those
suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the
hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good
she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for
cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table";
"a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior
paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the
office" [ant: bad]
2: having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure";
"gives good measure"; "a good mile from here" [syn: full]
3: morally admirable [ant: evil]
4: deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies
give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" [syn: estimable,
honorable, respectable]
5: promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation
agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial
effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good
for her" [syn: beneficial]
6: superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine
student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good
weather for the parade" [syn: fine]
7: agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good
8: of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just
cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the
nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass [syn: just,
upright, virtuous]
9: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept
in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a
good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient
engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer";
"the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" [syn: adept,
expert, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful]
10: thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good
11: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good
friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
[syn: dear, near]
12: having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the
welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile";
"a benevolent nature" [syn: benevolent] [ant: malevolent]
13: financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure
investment" [syn: dependable, safe, secure]
14: most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good
time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the
time is ripe for great sociological changes" [syn: right,
15: resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there";
"it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw
you"; "all's well that ends well" [syn: well(p)]
16: exerting force or influence; "the law is effective
immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law
is already in effect (or in force)" [syn: effective, in
effect(p), in force(p)]
17: feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good"
[syn: good(p)]
18: capable of pleasing; "good looks"
19: appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book" [syn:
20: in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have
one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" [syn: sound]
21: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to
health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good
night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"
[syn: beneficial, salutary]
22: not forged; "a good dollar bill"
23: not left to spoil; "the meat is still good" [syn: unspoiled,
24: generally admired; "good taste"
n 1: benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
2: moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be
found in people" [syn: goodness] [ant: evil, evil]
3: that which is good or valuable or useful; "weigh the good
against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are
happiness and self-realization" [syn: goodness] [ant: bad,
adv 1: (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or
satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a
nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the
children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party
went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis";
"a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty
good" [syn: well] [ant: ill]
2: in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used
informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated";
"we beat him good" [syn: thoroughly, soundly]
[also: better, best]
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