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Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing
Editor's Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list. Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind; blue is the color Mark can see the best. Not highly scientific, right? So how do colors really affect us, and what is the science of colors in marketing, really? First: Can you recognize the online brands just based on color? Before we dive into the research, here are some awesome experiments that show you how powerful color alone really is. Example 1 (easy): Example 2 (easy): Example 3 (medium): Example 4 (hard): These awesome examples from YouTube designer Marc Hemeon, I think, show the real power of color more than any study could. How many were you able to guess? Which colors trigger which feeling for us? Being completely conscious about what color triggers us to think in which way isn’t always obvious. Black: Green: Blue: So how did that experiment turn out?

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Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color Color in design is very subjective. What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in somone else. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to cultural background. Color theory is a science in itself. Color Trend: Neon by COLOURlovers Are the 80s really back? It seems like neon is all over the place these days, and I'm loving the bright and bold colors as we approach summer. Check out these awesome neon color inspirations: For your inspiration check out these colorful palettes: Featured Image Source

Color Symbolism Chart As was mentioned in Color Therapy, Color Meanings & Symbolism, and Color Psychology we’ve created a variety of Color Symbolism & Meanings Charts. The first color symbolism chart combines 6 of the most common colors, what they symbolize, and common meanings. We’ve also created individual color meanings charts based on those six colors. Feel free to link to this page or the charts, just follow the directions below. We also have art & art therapy badges in a variety of sizes and colors. 15 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization Data Visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form. Good data visualization should appear as if it is a work of art. This intrigues the viewer and draws them in so that they can further investigate the data and info that the graphic represents. In this post there are 15 stunning examples of Data Visualization that are true works of art. Click on the title or image for a larger view of each visualization.

Whimsical Watercolor Portraits by COLOURlovers Watercolors afford artists the ability to create whimsical portraits, where colors blend together and give the painting increased depth. I believe watercolor art is a powerful way to express emotions, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. These watercolor portraits have a certain strength to them that shines beyond the paper. The Psychology Of Colour COLORING YOUR WORLD: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR (SOURCE: CLICK TO VIEW ARTICLE Many people might not realize that the color of their walls may be greatly affecting their mood. Color has very strong ties to how a person feels and it is important to know a few basics about the psychology of color.Even if you are not that interested in other aspects of design, you should pay attention to color because it can have the biggest impact. You may have noticed that fast food restaurants (think McDonald’s) use very vivid colors of yellow, orange and red in their décor and logo. This color selection is not just because of the association with ketchup and mustard but because some studies say that the color red increases hunger. However, the main reason behind these bright colors is because these colors irritate people, causing customers to grab their food and go (hence the term, “fast food”).

Color Me A Dinosaur – The History Of Crayola Crayons, Charted First, Pluto got a demotion. Then, surfing the FM dial, I heard a Styx song on the oldies station. And just yesterday, park-side, a nanny chided me: “Star fish? No, kids call those sea stars nowadays.” Oh, really? Denial worked for a while, but honesty’s time had come.

HTML color codes and names HTML color codes are hexadecimal triplets representing the colors red, green, and blue (#RRGGBB). For example, in the color red, the color code is #FF0000, which is '255' red, '0' green, and '0' blue. These color codes can be used to change the color of the background, text, and tables on a web page. Major hexadecimal color codes Color Psychology of Logo Design by COLOURlovers Anything related to color and psychology tends to fascinate me. Why do certain colors have certain meanings? Why do certain companies choose certain colors to represent their brand? Meaning of Colors in Color Psychology The meaning of colors can vary depending on culture and circumstances. Each color has many aspects to it but you can easily learn the language of color by understanding a few simple concepts which I will teach you here. Non-verbal Communication

The Color Strata – Color Names, Common And Less So, Compared I’m an incorrigible data hound. So, once the tempting aroma of XKCD’s color name survey results tickled my nose, I had no choice – but to run to the dining room, stand up on my hind legs, and yank that statistical top sirloin off the table. Om nom nom yum yum yum! For those unfamiliar, XKCD is the popular webcomic, and on its sister blog, author Randall Munroe announced his survey as follows: I’d like your help for a color name survey!

His And Hers Colors – Men, Women, And Two Thousand Color Names Picture a happy couple – let’s call them Dick and Jane – out furniture shopping. They happen upon a comfy couch with pink upholstery, and Jane wants to buy it. Whether that puppy glides out the front door, or lingers on the showroom floor, could depend upon the words she uses to describe it. What Colors Mean We live in a colorful world. In many countries, colors represent various holidays; they are also used to express feelings and enliven language. Find your favorite color and see what it means around the world. For the ancient Romans, a red flag was a signal for battle. Because of its visibility, stop signs, stoplights, brake lights, and fire equipment are all painted red.

Information visualization Graphic representation of a minute fraction of the WWW, demonstrating hyperlinks Information visualization or information visualisation is the study of (interactive) visual representations of abstract data to reinforce human cognition. The abstract data include both numerical and non-numerical data, such as text and geographic information. However, information visualization differs from scientific visualization: "it’s infovis [information visualization] when the spatial representation is chosen, and it’s scivis [scientific visualization] when the spatial representation is given".[1] Overview[edit] Partial map of the Internet early 2005, each line represents two IP addresses, and some delay between those two nodes.