Musician Portrait Spotlight | Emma Arnold
How Bold Colors Amplify Your Music Brand
What Color is Your Music?
It all started with a pink guitar.
Emma Sydney Arnold is exactly as young as she looks in her musician portraits, but she’s been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 10 years old. Since then , she’s developed a love for indie pop, a tendency to write songs while driving, and reputation for being precisely the kind of girl you want to meet at a local open-mic night.
Raised in Naples, Florida, Emma can be found playing acoustic solo sets in local bars and venues around SWFL. Her style is influenced by soft pop and alt rock. When she first contacted me for her musician portraits, we built on that pink guitar theme to create photos that fit her musical style and stage presence.
Bold colors like pink, blue, and yellow signify strength, energy, creativity, and spontaneity. Each type of music evokes emotions that can be represented in color. Choosing the right colors for your band photos or musician portrait will help you get your music’s message across to your audience before they even hear you play!
Choosing the Right Colors of Band Photos
If you hate music like Avenged Sevenfold, you might love Emma Arnold.
There is nothing pretentious, vague, angry, or obscure about Emma. She’s an open book, typically found with her nose in a book. Whether reading sci-fi novels or jotting down lyrics in her journal, Emma’s love for the written word is crystal clear.
Sometimes, songs take years to come to fruition. Emma is not one to rush a good thing and she’s learned to really take her time when putting together the lyrics and melodies that are born in the mind and live in her journals. But once she has a solid idea, she runs with it and debuts it to an audience as soon as possible!
Similarly, her color palette is simple, cohesive, and confident. Colors not only evoke emotions. Like all visual media, the colors you choose to represent your music brand will cause people to make snap judgements about your music. Color leaves an impression, whether positive or negative.
Pink is a color the represents sweetness, innocence, and child-like silliness. Pairing it with bright blues, yellows, teals, and purples can add to the messaging that the artist is fun, uninhibited, and youthful.
So how can you figure out what colors best fit your style of music when creating your band photos? You can do research on color theory and think about what feelings, messages, and styles you want your music to evoke. Or book a session with me and we’ll figure it out together!