This is René Magritte's The Human Condition
(1935), which inspired my color combination. The silhouette of the painting on the easel reminds me of a smartphone screen. Besides, blue's my favorite color.
Originally, I considered the royal blue back with a black front and metallic yellow accents. However, I attend USC, and that blue/yellow combination resembles our rival school UCLA's colors
far too closely. So, I used a darker blue and opted for orange accents.
Back Color: Navy
Front Color: Black
Accent Color: Metallic Orange
Signature (engraving): Alive
Storage: 32GB if possible
Power On Message: Fight On!
I'm not a very talented Photoshopper so I couldn't make my own mockup, but I watched a couple Motomaker hands-on videos to imagine what my color choices would look like, and I'm very pleased.
What else? The engraving's related to the name of the painting, but it's also a off-hand Daft Punk reference (they're my favorite musical artist). The power on message, "Fight On!", is the battle cry for my university. And I found the wallpaper in Marques Brownlee's excellent Moto X review
earlier today. I loved the angles in the color stripes and could see the wallpaper going well with my chosen color scheme.
I really wanted a phone with lots of personal meaning to me, which is why I've been holding out for the Moto X since my GNexus went down in May. I went from that Galaxy Nexus on Sprint to an Alcatel 510a
from AT&T, back to the days of numeric typing (whoopie!). So yeah, maybe I have put a bit too much thought into designing my phone, but I've been deprived and I can't wait to have another Android in my hands again.
Best part: this color scheme will match my watch perfectly: