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 a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or
irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop";
"smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as
a mirror" [ant: rough]
2: smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of
sophistication; "he was too politic to quarrel with so
important a personage"; "the hostess averted a
confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change
of subject"; "the manager pacified the customer with a
smooth apology for the error"; "affable, suave, moderate
men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra
Pound [syn: politic, suave]
3: of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth
[ant: rough]
4: not marked with wrinkles; "unwrinkled cheeks" [syn: unwrinkled]
5: smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth
stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of
a ballerina"; "liquid prose" [syn: flowing, fluent, fluid,
6: without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a
legato passage" [syn: legato] [ant: staccato]
7: without chinks or crannies [syn: uncrannied] [ant: crannied]
8: lacking obstructions or difficulties; "the bill's path
through the legislature was smooth and orderly"
n : the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"
v 1: make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the
surface of the wood" [syn: smoothen] [ant: roughen]
2: (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please";
"polish my shoes" [syn: polish, smoothen, shine]
3: free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace
negociations" [syn: smooth out]
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