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Do you feel serenely calm when surrounded by green fields and blue skies? Have you ever wondered what the color red represents and why you feel slightly alarmed when staring at a stop sign? Those are just two of the many effects color has on the human psyche. It’s all part of a study referred to as the psychology of color.
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In the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton observed sunlight passing through a glass prism and how the light was reflected into various colors. He identified initially six wavelength shades: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. He later added indigo, according to Wikipedia.
How are you incorporating colors in psychology to create different meanings in marketing and advertising? Are you choosing the best colors possible for your brand, advertising, and marketing materials?
This color is commonly associated with royalty, wisdom, and respect in color psychology. It stimulates problem-solving as well as creativity. It is also seen frequently promoting beauty and anti-aging products.
Color meaning and the psychology of colors can powerfully impact people’s behavior and decision-making. People make subconscious judgments about a person, environment, or product within a few seconds or minutes. Color plays into this initial impression.
Color psychology studies how different colors determine human behavior.
Now that you are an expert at color psychology and color meanings, how do you go about using colors smartly in your business for marketing and advertising? In essence, color reflects the personality of your brand. Follow the steps in this brief tutorial to get started.
White is associated with feelings of cleanliness, purity, and safety. And it can be used to project an absence of color or neutrality. White space helps spark creativity since it can be perceived as an unaltered, clean slate. It may not be the best color for every business. But using white in mar...
Color can elevate one preference over another when making a purchase or following a call to action. Customers may feel that one choice is right, or better, simply because of their color preferences. Color meanings, and color preferences, make a huge difference in the world.
While technically not a color (it’s the absence of color because it absorbs light), we think of black as a hue. It is associated with authority, power, stability, confidence, and strength. Often a symbol of intelligence, it can become overwhelming if used too frequently. Black is tricky to use in...
Gray symbolizes feelings of practicality, old age, and solidarity. Too much gray can lead to feelings of nothingness and depression, however. Gray can be uninspiring if it is used too often.
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How do I describe my love for this book? It completely changed my view of marketing. He says it is "seeing what others see. Building tension. Aligning with tribes. Creating ideas that spread. It means doing the hard work of becoming driven by the market and working with (your part of) that market.” Seth Godin is indeed the Father of Modern Marketing.
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