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Andrew Klossner
Published: February 19, 2018

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Dominant Color Group: Secondary (40%)

Secondary colors: orange, green, violet

Temperature: 82% Cool Colors

Cool colors are violet-red, violet, blue-violet, blue, blue-green, green

Cool colors tend to evoke a more tranquil mood of calm and relaxation. They seem to fall back, or recede, from the viewer in comparison to warm colors.

Color Schemes

Complimentary

If you've picked a dominant color and you're looking to create contrast, pick a color directly across the wheel for a complementary scheme. The two colors will intensify each other for a lively, vibrant scheme.

Analogous

A group of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and a tertiary. Also called Dominance Harmony.

Color Psychology

Violet Psychology

Positive: unusual and individual, creative and inventive, psychic and intuitive, magical, humanitarian, selfless and unlimited, royalty, nobility, elegance, sophistication, luxury, mystery

Negative: immaturity, being impractical, cynical and aloof, pompous and arrogant, fraudulent and corrupt, delusions of grandeur and the social climber

Calm - used in anti-aging products

Eastern: wealth, privilege, sorrow, mourning
Brazil: death, mourning

Blue Violet Psychology

A tertiary color created by the combination of blue and violet.

Positive: integrity and sincerity, structure and regulations, highly responsible, idealism, obedience, highly intuitive, practical visionary, faithful, devotion to the truth and selflessness

Negative: being fanatical, judgmental, impractical, intolerant and inconsiderate, depressed, fearful, self-righteous, a conformist, addictive, bigoted and avoiding conflict.

Blue Psychology

Positive: loyalty, trust and integrity, tactful, reliability and responsibility, conservatism and perseverance, caring and concern, idealistic and orderly, authority, devotion and contemplation, peaceful and calm

Negative: being rigid, deceitful and spiteful, depressed and sad, too passive, self-righteous, superstitious and emotionally unstable, too conservative and old-fashioned, predictable and weak, unforgiving, aloof and frigid

Blue: Creates trust - used by financial institutions such as banks
Navy blue: Cheaper - selling to price-sensitive
Royal blue: Urgency - selling to impulse buyers

Eastern: immortality, life, feminine
Middle East: protection
Mexico: mourning

Yellow Psychology

Positive: optimism, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, fun, good-humored, confidence, originality, creativity, challenging, academic and analytical, wisdom and logic

Negative: being critical and judgmental, being overly analytical, being impatient and impulsive, being egotistical, pessimistic, an inferiority complex, spiteful, cowardly, deceitful, non-emotional and lacking compassion

Eastern: sacred, imperial, wisdom, male
Some Middle-East: mourning

Africa: high rank

France: jealousy

Greece: sadness

Black Psychology

Positive: protection and comfort, strong, contained, formal, sophisticated, seductive, mysterious, endings and beginnings

Negative: aloof, depressing and pessimistic, secretive and withholding, conservative and serious, power & control, sadness, negativity

Black was the overall favorite color for clothing, mainly chosen by females (40%) in one study. source

Fashion - Black is often used in fashion because of its slimming quality.

Marketing - In brand identity black is associated with being bold, formal, mysterious, or strong. Famous brands that implement black in their logos and marketing are Blackberry, Tiffany & Co., Apple, Disney, Nike, Gillette, Adidas, Sony, Ralph Lauren, and MTV. Besides being sleek, black is versatile and can be combined with any other color.

Eastern: wealth, health, boys, mystery, evil

In ancient Egypt, black represented life and rebirth

Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio, or Fibonacci Sequence, describes the perfectly symmetrical relationship between two proportions. Although not always used consciously in design, our brain subconsciously perceives structures following this formula as more intuitive or more attractive.

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