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Infographic: What Colors Should You Use?

Infographic: What Colors Should You Use? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Infographic: What Colors Should You Use?

‘The Psychology of Color’ explores what colors should and should not be used in interiors, and why certain colors are used in advertising.

According to the infographic, offices should be painted blue, as it is the “most productive color”. Living rooms should be painted lavender, to calm the nerves and offer relaxation. Yellow increases metabolism, and gives you energy.

The infographic also states that the color red: “evokes strong emotion, encourages appetite, passion or intensity”.

Black, white, silver and gold colors are often used for luxury items (Chanel, Prada, Michael Kors)—to enhance the feeling of sophistication...


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Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
We get a lot of infographic pitches. Almost all of them suck. Why?

Because while they may well be "information plus graphics," they often lack what designer Francesco Franchi calls "infographic thinking." This isn’t just "how to make some numbers and vector graphics look clever together." It’s a narrative language--it’s "representation plus interpretation to develop an idea," to quote Franchi. He’s the art director of IL (Intelligence in Lifestyle), the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, one of Italy’s top financial newspapers, and if you look at his work, you quickly get the sense that he knows what the #*(@ he’s talking about. He lays out his thoughts on "infographic thinking" in this video podcast from Gestalten...


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