I’ve decided that much like Wordless Wednesday I’m going to add “Infographic Friday” to my blog. I’ve always been a big fan of them– They’re always thought provoking and generally they’re visually pleasing too. What’s not to love?
So, without further ado today’s infograph is called ‘the Psychology of Color’ and it was created by the awesome folks over at NowSourcing. They’re generous enough to not only allow you to share this image on your own site but they also allow you to download this awesome infograph in pdf format! How great is that? Be sure to check them out on Facebook and like them while you’re there.
Courtesy of NowSourcing, Inc
I’ve got to be honest, when I created this design for my website I put colors together that felt homey and comfortable. I didn’t reference any color charts, I just went with what felt right. I think color is important in a design but I also think it’s very important for you to go with what feels ‘right’.
Say you’re a coach and you really are leaning towards using colors like orange and red but then you review a color chart like this and it’s pointed out to you perhaps purples and blues maybe better colors.
I can tell you from experience, if you go with something you don’t love, especially for your website, you’re going to have a hard time promoting it. My previous site I was not excited about or proud of. I rarely shared the URL… but now, with my new design I have no problem sharing my URL, promoting my page via Twitter, Facebook or any other means. Do what feels right to you, break the color rules if you must!
P.S. If you’re waiting for the second part of the Photo Editing Series I’m hoping to work on it this weekend. My clients have been keepin’ me hoppin’ this week!