Color psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior. Colors can cause certain emotional reactions, and even influence perceptions that are not necessarily conscious. Color psychology is used all around us, taking its cues from nature, and should be considered in marketing and branding. The following are just some common color associations.
- Blue – calm, tranquil, refreshing, stable, responsible, peaceful, relaxing, sad
- Green – environmental, healthy, lucky, growth, finances, harmony, soothing, renewal
- Purple – royal, luxurious, intriguing, magical, mysterious, military honor, wealth, spiritual
- Red – passionate, high energy, love, warmth, fire, war, anger, danger, confidence
- Orange – young, affordable, vitality, friendly, humorous, seasonal
- Yellow – energizing, happy, caution, youthful, playful, cheerful, friendly
- Pink – fun, feminine, upbeat, sweet, delicate, romantic, peaceful
- Gray – neutral, professional, efficient, formal, corporate
- Black – luxurious, powerful, formal, elegant, darkness, mysterious, sexual, creepy
- White – clean, pure, blank, simple, honorable, peaceful, bland, cold, young
- Brown – reliable, old-fashioned, earthy, masculine, natural, dependable, warm
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What is Typography?
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What is Brand Consistency and Why is it Important?
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Do You Need a Social Media Presence?
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A Brand Refresh fit for a (Burger) King
Not too long ago, Burger King underwent a major brand refresh not too long ago! They hadn’t rebranded since 1999, and this new rebrand feels super fresh and juicy. At first glance, some may think they simply returned to their most successful old logos, of which appeared in 1969 and 1994 – but it’s so…