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3 Ways Color Can Transform Your Writing

“No single descriptive attribute can transform your writing as quickly as color.”

Colors and the feelings they evoke are deeply ingrained in our human psychology. Making use of color in your writing can not only paint a visual for your reader, it can stir emotions, create mental connections, foreshadow, and symbolize.

But what colors should you use in which situations? How can you best make use of color in your writing? Along with this link from Helping Writers Become Authors, here are some other resources that explain how certain colors affect our brains, as well as what cultural meanings colors have gained throughout the centuries.

If you’re more of a visual person, or want a quick reference guide to remind you of which colors mean what, here are A Whole Bunch of Color Infographics about color meaning and theory.

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