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: lacking in hardness relatively or comparatively [ant: hard]
2: metaphorically soft; "my father is a soft touch"; "soft
light"; "a soft rain"; "a soft Southern drawl"; "soft
brown eyes"; "a soft glance" [ant: hard]
3: of sound; relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft
music" [ant: loud]
4: easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin" [syn: delicate]
5: used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the
piano passages in the composition" [syn: piano] [ant: forte]
6: used of beverages; not containing alcohol; "nonalcoholic
beverages"; "soft drinks" [syn: nonalcoholic] [ant: alcoholic]
7: of speech sounds; characterized by a hissing or hushing
sound (as `s' and `sh') [ant: hard]
8: tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their
children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak";
"too soft on the children" [syn: indulgent, lax, lenient]
9: having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle
rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at
the window" [syn: easy, gentle]
10: not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and
without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "a soft job" [syn:
adv : in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; "just wanted to
take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard) [syn: easy]
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