Pretty in Pink Part 4
4th edition — by Patrick McNeil — Mar. 27, 2007
The Design Element
I can't believe it has been almost a full year since the last update of Pink. How is that possible? How is it possible for me to have been writing about this stuff long enough to have a year between editions? Time flies. The style hasn't changed to much, except in one regard. You do start to see a few more "serious" usages of pink.
is perhaps the most business like of all these sites. They offer a service which enables you to publish to your blog via email. Certainly this is not the most serious of topics, but all the same, it is a small business. The usage of pink helps to make it a bit more fun, because lets face it, email to blog posting isn't exactly a thrilling topic.
So perhaps that is the lesson in pink. A color typically reserved for cute little girls. Combined with the right pallet pink can create a very professional, hip, and enticing design. Consider if BlogMailr
were done with all blues, the standard exceedingly diplomatic color. How dull and boring would that be. Not to mention forgettable. As always I have to remind myself that color is a fundamental part of a design and really sets the mood. Choose wisely.
Connotations of pink: Passion, romance, love, innocence,
soothing, relaxing, fresh, sensuous, restful, tranquilizing, marriage, healthy,
happy, sweet, nice, playful, good health, life, sexuality, purity, gratitude,
appreciation, feminine, fun, free.
Genopal (Color pallet creation software)
COLOURlovers (Excellent color pallet collections)
Kuler - pallet builder from Adobe /
best tool I have found for easily creating beautiful color pallets)
Great color browsing resource (Named colors, by hue, etc)
Blender (On MeyerWeb)
Color In Motion
Color Schemer Online v2
Color Schemer Gallery