Color Emotion Guide
Logo designers have several puzzles to solve when presented with a new logo design project. One of the main considerations that a designer must deal with is to understand what it is that the client wants to achieve with the logo design. If you arrived at this page looking to order a logo design for your business, please click here.
Example of everyday brands using color to their advantage
The designer asks the client a series of questions that illicit answers helping to bring the parts of the puzzle together. A typical question might be “What qualities does your business want to be known for?” The answer might be for a doctor for instance, “I want to be known as someone you can trust”. So the question and answer begs: How does the designer portray trust in the logo design?
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Scientists have been studying the way we react to colors for many years. Certain colors make us feel a certain way about something. As long as the designer knows what these colors and emotions are, the designer can use that information to help present the business in the right way. These are not hard and fast rules but smart designers use the information to their clients advantage.
This fun infographic lays out the emotions and qualities that well known brands like to be known for. The color psychology is only one part of the puzzle but I think you will agree it is a very important part of it.
Before you commission a logo designer for your new logo design, make sure they have a good understanding of the psychology of color. It´s so easy to fall into the trap of portraying the wrong qualities and sending out the wrong message if the colors don´t work. That mistake could cost you a lot of money in re-branding, just a short time down the line.