Friday, August 29, 2008

Better than Autumn Leaves?

Here’s an environmental delight for the eyes and maybe an itinerary for a colorful vacation:

The 25 Most Colorful Lakes on Earth

It includes photos and information about:
1. Turquoise and Blue Lakes
2. Green and Yellow Lakes
3. Purple and Red Lakes
4. Sunset Lakes

A special message from Color Matters:
Coming in mid September, a new eBook - “Color Matters for the Home"

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Blinded by Red?

As the world watches the Olympics, it’s red that catches our eye. Not only is red making a permanent imprint on our brain as THE color (and presence) of China . . . but . . . now we can wonder if red may be contributing to higher scores. In other words, “Are the judges under the influence of red?”

On August 15, 2008, German scientists released a study that found that "Competitors dressed in red are awarded more points than competitors dressed in blue, even when their performance is identical." The research also found that red actually seems to intimidate players on opposite teams, instead of boosting the performance of athletes.

Many believe that several China's gymnasts are too young for the Olympics (and therefore illegal), but maybe the real competitive edge comes from the color red.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

When does a color create a “design abomination”?

Centro owners on AT&T had been forced to accept a garish lime green dial pad on the “Glacial White” smartphones. It really makes you wonder how something this ugly could have ever been designed as the default color. Personal preference is one thing, but a lime green (aka chartreuse) keypad is a design abomination. The good news is that AT&T launched a new color scheme and an electric blue Centro is now available.