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Psychology of Colors

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Colors speak volumes and your going through this
content confirms that you are aware of the emotive
power of color. Colors...
Stanford Web Credibility Research in one of its
publications mentioned that about 46% people
determine the worth of a webs...
Properties of Color
• Hue : Hue simply means name for the color. It helps
assign a certain color to a main hue
• Value : V...
Do you feel anxious in a red room? Does the color purple make you feel calm
and assured? Graphic design artists and interi...
Psychology of Color
• Colors have a unique emotive power and they evoke
specific emotional responses (personal or universa...
Psychological primary colors
There are four psychological primary colors:
•Red
•Blue
•Yellow
•Green
They relate respectively to:
•The body
•The mind
•The emotions
•The essential balance between these
three
Eleven basic colors:
Properties & Associations
(personal and cultural)
Red
RED. Physical
Positive: Physical courage, strength, warmth, energy,
stimulation, masculinity, excitement.
Negative: De...
Blue
BLUE. Intellectual
Positive: Intelligence, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty,
logic, coolness, calm.
Negative: Coldne...
Yellow
YELLOW. Emotional
Positive: Optimism, confidence, self-esteem,
extraversion, emotional strength, friendliness.
Nega...
Green
GREEN. Balance
Positive: Harmony, balance, refreshment, restoration, 
reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibr...
Violet
VIOLET. Spiritual
Positive: Spirituality, containment, vision, luxury, 
authenticity, truth, quality. 
Negative: In...
Orange
ORANGE. Positive: Comfort, food, warmth, 
sensuality, passion, abundance, fun. 
Negative: Deprivation, frustration,...
Pink
PINK.  Positive: Warmth, femininity, love, 
sexuality. 
Negative: Inhibition, emotional claustrophobia, 
emasculation...
Grey
GREY
Positive: Psychological neutrality. 
Negative: Lack of confidence, dampness, depression.
Black
BLACK
Positive: Sophistication, glamour, security, efficiency, 
substance. 
Negative: Oppression, coldness, menace.
...
White
WHITE. Positive: Hygiene, clarity, purity, simplicity,
sophistication, efficiency.
Negative: Sterility, coldness, ba...
Brown
BROWN
Positive: Seriousness, warmth, nature, reliability,
support.
Negative: Lack of humor, heaviness, lack of
sophi...
Selecting Color
Take care of:
•Cultural Color Associations
•The profile of the audience and its color
preference
•The char...
References:
• http://credibility.stanford.edu/
• http://www.colour-affects.co.uk/
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  1. 1. Graphic Designing - Psychology of Colors TheTemplateWizard www.TheTemplateWizard.com
  2. 2. Colors speak volumes and your going through this content confirms that you are aware of the emotive power of color. Colors are capable of communicating meaning, triggering emotional associations, eliciting evocative memories buried in our subconscious minds. Colors can persuade or dissuade according to your efforts.
  3. 3. Stanford Web Credibility Research in one of its publications mentioned that about 46% people determine the worth of a website on the basis of its overall visual appeal! Suggestive, isn’t it!
  4. 4. Properties of Color • Hue : Hue simply means name for the color. It helps assign a certain color to a main hue • Value : Value is nothing but the relative degree of lightness and darkness of a given hue. • Intensity or Saturation- purity and brightness
  5. 5. Do you feel anxious in a red room? Does the color purple make you feel calm and assured? Graphic design artists and interior designers have long understood the amazing effect of colors and how they can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions. Color is a powerful communication tool and can be used to trigger action, influence mood and cause physiological reactions. 
  6. 6. Psychology of Color • Colors have a unique emotive power and they evoke specific emotional responses (personal or universal) • Warm colors – Stimulate • Cool colors - Relax
  7. 7. Psychological primary colors There are four psychological primary colors: •Red •Blue •Yellow •Green
  8. 8. They relate respectively to: •The body •The mind •The emotions •The essential balance between these three
  9. 9. Eleven basic colors: Properties & Associations (personal and cultural)
  10. 10. Red RED. Physical Positive: Physical courage, strength, warmth, energy, stimulation, masculinity, excitement. Negative: Defiance, aggression. Example- sports car
  11. 11. Blue BLUE. Intellectual Positive: Intelligence, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, calm. Negative: Coldness, aloofness, lack of emotion. Example- blue suit
  12. 12. Yellow YELLOW. Emotional Positive: Optimism, confidence, self-esteem, extraversion, emotional strength, friendliness. Negative: Irrationality, fear, depression, anxiety, suicide. Example- medicine packaging
  13. 13. Green GREEN. Balance Positive: Harmony, balance, refreshment, restoration,  reassurance, environmental awareness, equilibrium,  peace.  Negative: Stagnation, blandness, enervation. Example- green salad
  14. 14. Violet VIOLET. Spiritual Positive: Spirituality, containment, vision, luxury,  authenticity, truth, quality.  Negative: Introversion. Example- TheTemplateWizard logo
  15. 15. Orange ORANGE. Positive: Comfort, food, warmth,  sensuality, passion, abundance, fun.  Negative: Deprivation, frustration, immaturity. Example- health drink
  16. 16. Pink PINK.  Positive: Warmth, femininity, love,  sexuality.  Negative: Inhibition, emotional claustrophobia,  emasculation. Example- female friendly
  17. 17. Grey GREY Positive: Psychological neutrality.  Negative: Lack of confidence, dampness, depression.
  18. 18. Black BLACK Positive: Sophistication, glamour, security, efficiency,  substance.  Negative: Oppression, coldness, menace. Example- black coat
  19. 19. White WHITE. Positive: Hygiene, clarity, purity, simplicity, sophistication, efficiency. Negative: Sterility, coldness, barriers, elitism. Example- wedding dress
  20. 20. Brown BROWN Positive: Seriousness, warmth, nature, reliability, support. Negative: Lack of humor, heaviness, lack of sophistication. Example- retro brick wall
  21. 21. Selecting Color Take care of: •Cultural Color Associations •The profile of the audience and its color preference •The character and personality of the organization presented •The designers personal relationship to the color
  22. 22. References: • http://credibility.stanford.edu/ • http://www.colour-affects.co.uk/
  23. 23. About TheTemplateWizard TheTemplateWizard, your one-stop shop for all your presentation needs! With our free and premium editable PowerPoint templates, you will find your perfect background to express yourself with the help of a couple of clicks. Do check our premium design library for professional graphic design templates! www.TheTemplateWizard.com
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