Help me design a thermostat scale!
January 19, 2008 1:43 PM   Subscribe

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I'm trying to design a thermostat scale, but can't figure out the transition between the two ends.

One end: spangly purple flannel plaid.

Other end: straight bands of pink, vanilla & blue, in a thin veneer finish.

What should the centre of the scale be? How can I transition between the two ends? All suggestions welcome.
posted by UbuRoivas to Media & Arts (3 answers total)

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Maybe the plaid slowly unravels, with the vertical lines twisting/criss-crossing around the middle, transitioning into the bottom colors and ultimately becoming those straight lines?
posted by themadjuggler at 2:11 PM on January 19, 2008

Spangly purple plaid, and pink, vanilla and blue stripes? On a thermostat? What's wrong with blue on one end and red on the other?

(Note: Just in case the previous sentences don't make it abundantly clear, I'm not a designer.)
posted by box at 2:33 PM on January 19, 2008

Divide the two patterns with a diagonal white stripe. Make it as wide as it needs to be to distinctly separate the patterns.

But I'm with box. I don't understand from your descriptions which pattern is warm and which is cold, and they don't sound like the compliment each other. My overall impression is "yikes." Think usability first.
posted by hydrophonic at 3:16 PM on January 19, 2008

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