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Understanding Colour Psychology
Understanding colour psychology is essential if you want to improve brand awareness. Today, packaging is one of the most popular ways to market your brand and if you are using the right combination of colours then you can easily influence the buying decision of consumers. In the recent years, we have noticed that companies are giving more attention to product packaging. Companies are investing in packaging designs to make their product stand out. We relate different colours to different things and that’s why understanding the message a colour conveys is very important. For example green colour is often associated with the eco friendly products likewise blue colour is associate with tech industry. If we look at the logos of popular brands we will see that the colour selection is done as per the product or service they offer.
Packaging is very important to protect the products from any physical damage during transit. Packaging should be durable, eco friendly and attractive. Ecommerce industry is growing at a rapid pace and as we can see companies try different methods to influence the mind of buyers. Now, if we look at it closely we see that they are focusing more on product presentation. Customers can’t feel your product if they are buying online but to make them buy your product and to make them think what you want them to think can only be achieved through packaging. Simple packaging is not going to help you here. You need to be creative and if you know what colour will attract your customers; you can create a pleasurable buying experience.
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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY
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93% VISUAL factors are most important to consumers when purchasing a product.
Colour increases brand recognition by 80%.
85% of consumers feel that colour is the primary factor when choosing a product.
Within 90 seconds a person will make a subconscious judgement about a person, product, or environment.
62% – 90% of that judgement is based on colour alone.
When picking a colour for your retail packaging it’s most important to support the personality you want to portray or the emotion you want to evoke. Start here with our colour guide!
HIGH GLOSS PAPER SHOPPERS
Used to stimulate appetite in the food industry.
Used for impulse shoppers/creates urgency.
High visibility-used to draw attention to critical elements.
Used to convey confidence and energy.
TERRACOTTA VARNISH STRIPE SHOPPERS
Used to communicate fun & playfulness.
Used to stimulate mental activity.
Bright shades are more aggressive and create a call to action.
Lighter shades can appeal to an upscale market.
DASHING DAISIES COLLECTION
Used to communicate optimism & positivity.
Used to stimulate creative thought & energy.
Bright shades used to grab the attention of consumers.
Used to signify fun & happiness.
VARNISH STRIPE SHOPPERS
The easiest colour for the eyes to process.
Used to create relaxing environments in stores.
Used to communicate eco-consciousness.
BLOOMING BEAUTY COLLECTION
The most popular choice for a brand colour.
Suggests precision in high-tech products.
Linked to consciousness and intellect; a calming colour.
Darker shades communicate a message of stability & inspire trust.
It is perceived differently depending on age/gender.
Liked b y creative types.
Balances red’s stimulation and blue’s calm; purple can take the characteristics of these undertones.
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Used to show wholesomeness and dependability.
Used in place of black to add warmth to a colour scheme.
Can be combined with green to promote earth-friendly ideals.
BOOKMAN BLACK SHOPPERS
Used to show a brand’s authority in the marketplace.
Used to show sophistication & timelessness.
Used with brighter colours it can add formality & depth.
Paired with other power colours (red/orange/yellow) it becomes more aggressive.
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Used to suggest simplicity in high-tech products.
In the food industry it is used for low-fat foods.
Can add strength or sophistication without the negativity associated with black.