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: used of physical heat; having a high or higher than
desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or
causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove";
"hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room";
"she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead" [ant: cold]
2: characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement;
very intense; "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot
engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging
torrent" [syn: raging]
3: extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked
by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or
enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new
book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument" [ant: cold]
4: (color) bold and intense; "hot pink"
5: sexually excited or exciting; "was hot for her"; "hot pants"
6: recently stolen or smuggled; "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"
7: very fast; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start";
"in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive" [syn: blistering,
8: wanted by the police; "a hot suspect"
9: performed or performing with unusually great skill and
daring and energy; "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"
10: having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers;
"gingery Chinese food"; "hot peppers"; "hot curry"; "corn
chips with peppery salsa"; "spicy tomato sauce" [syn: gingery,
peppery, spicy]
11: very popular or successful; "one of the hot young talents";
"cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"
12: very unpleasant or even dangerous; "make it hot for him";
"in the hot seat"; "in hot water"
13: newest or most recent; "news hot off the press"; "red-hot
information" [syn: red-hot]
14: having or bringing unusually good luck; "hot at craps"; "the
dice are hot tonight"
15: very good; often used in the negative; "he's hot at math but
not so hot at history"
16: newly made; "a hot scent"
17: capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports
18: having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; "hot for
19: of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you're getting
warm"; "hot on the trail" [syn: warm]
20: having or dealing with dangerously high levels of
radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
21: charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live
wire" [syn: live]
22: marked by excited activity; "a hot week on the stock market"
[also: hottest, hotter]
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