If you know anything about me at all, you know how much I love color. It is one of my favorite things – right up there with my family and cheese (mmm… cheese). So it’s no wonder that adding color to a project is my favorite part of the process. It’s also a crucial part of the process because it can totally change the feeling and appeal of a brand or website. There are literally college courses (I took many!), books and a ton of in-depth resources devoted to the study of color and color psychology. But since you are probably not a #colornerd like me, I have broken down how to work with your color palette without having to dive deep into all that is Color Psychology.
Quick and Dirty Color Psychology
Whether you realize it or not, colors evoke emotions, feelings, and memories, and you can utilize this to create a brand or business presence that works to attract your dream client or customer. But since this can quickly become a rabbit hole of color-nerdiness, I have laid out the Quick and Dirty Guide to Color Psychology above. This little chart will show you how you can apply this knowledge to your logo, branding, website and anything else that incorporates color. Feel free to click the image to download a PDF version for yourself to reference in your future projects.
As John Ruskin said, “The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” And I couldn’t agree more. 😉