Home / Blogs / Color is not just for pictures.

Karen Lombardo

Clear and compelling messaging makes the difference when communicating who you are and what you offer. Words on paper, on a website, or on the vows you speak on your wedding day represent your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Your message comes alive and delivers with intent.

It is more than just words on paper and images on the internet. It is personal. I hope you enjoy the blog posts and learn more about the written word and how it can best speak for you and your business.


This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Blog / Branding Services / Imagery / marketing ideas / putanotherwayllc / Website Content

Color is not just for pictures.

Apr 30, 2019

Often times in marketing, the graphic people get all the glory. I am ok with that. They are very talented, and I envy what they can create to stir feelings within us. Their work is beautiful, inspiring, colorful and you can just look at it and imagine….

Well, we wordsmiths like to think we can do that too.

In 1970, the band, Chicago, wrote a beautiful song entitled “Colour My World” and yes, that is the correct spelling. According to the website, Song Facts:

This was written by Chicago’s trombone player, James Pankow, and sung by Terry Kath. After Kath’s death in 1978, the band did not play the song for several years, eventually bringing It back with Bill Champlin on vocals when he joined in 1981. The song remained a concert favorite and was later sung live by Robert Lamm.

In our interview with James Pankow, he explained: “I titled it ‘Colour My World’ because it affected a lyric that again mirrors the emotion of love. In this case, I used the emotion of love and description as a Technicolor movie that takes places in my heart. It colors, it gives color and vivid definition to my life, like bringing this emotion to it.”

Hmm, a lyric aroused emotion and vivid definition. He felt it in his heart and wrote it. No image was needed to understand what he was feeling.

Think of the songs that when you hear them, they make you laugh, or cry or just feel. Yes, I do cry when I read anything by Nicholas Sparks.

The moral of this story?

Words and content can be just as beautiful and inspiring as an color image if you are not afraid to embrace it. The next time you are writing about your product or service, step out of that box and think about how you feel about them and translate that feeling into words.

Need help? I bet you we can! Spend 15 minutes with us and we can gather your thoughts, feelings, and descriptions and together we will make them sing.

Related Posts

Six Tidbits of Advice for College Graduates

Six Tidbits of Advice for College Graduates

As a resume writer, I find May and June particularly busy. Whether because of my experience, role as a mom, or profession, I am asked for advice with almost every resume I write. I do not consider myself a wise old sage, but I have been around the track a few times,...

Why You Need to Write Your Own Cover Letter

Why You Need to Write Your Own Cover Letter

After putting your time and energy into compiling a solid résumé and tweaking your LinkedIn page, it can be tempting to skip the cover letter and get on with submitting your application. After all, most people don’t even look at cover letters anymore, right? Wrong....

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *