Color Me Successful
First of all, think about the perception people have when they see what we came up with in a webpage or backdrop or TV promo, the first time they see it. What does it say to them? What are they going to get out of our presentation as it begins to unfold? Are they excited? Maybe impressed by the color movements or contrasts? Perhaps they get relaxed and satisfied to just look at it and feel good? Might even just fall asleep... LOL
Our understanding of color meanings in our backdrops, presentations and websites is essential when we're establishing a professional looking project.
Color psychology affects everyone's lives in so many ways, yet we often don't realize the impact of our color choices on our website colors, on our pages, fonts, buttons, banners, backdrops and lightening.
Think about it - color has a powerful subconscious effect on every part of people's lives, without even saying a word; there is like, an understanding of color meanings in most of our daily encounters. It gives us an invaluable tool to get the best response for our promotion and dawah efforts - and ultimately to create a something that will deliver our message - LOUD & CLEAR.
In applying the information about color meanings in these projects to enhance own profile and appearance, we shouldn't use one color entirely by itself; it's always best to use a complementary color(s) with your main choices because over-use of any one particular color negates the effect and usually has the opposite effect.
Usually there's more than one option for color combinations to assist us in these projects. We don't have to choose just any color especially if we don't like or relate to it. Or we may use a disliked color in a very small amount just to get the response we want from your viewers. Take for example, we might use just a very tiny amount of a bright share of vermillion with yellow highlight to indicate the passion or energy for a particular concept or as a call to action button on a website.
Anyway, enough of my philosophy on the effects of colors on our viewers and visitors. Just check out the following info about each of these colors and then decide what you think is the best choice for what we are trying to say for each project or page on a site.
Meaning of Red in Projects
Red is a physical color which calls for action to be taken. Its high energy and strength draws attention to itself and demands to be noticed
Orange in Projects
Orange is a color of adventure (I love adventure, don't you?) Inspiring and it creates enthusiasm, optimism and sociable - It's saying, "You Can DO IT!"
Yellow in Projects
Yellow against a dark background illuminates and uplifts - It stimulates the analytical process and helps bring mental clarity.
Green in Projects
Green is all about nature, health and healing. Balancing emotions, it relaxes and inspires compassionate feelings.
Turquoise in Projects
Turquoise balances, recharges and brings out emotions and inspires good communication skills and self expression.
Blue in Projects
Blue is the safest color for use in nearly every application. It implies honesty, trust and dependability.
Indigo in Projects
Indigo is a very strong, powerful color conveying integrity and sincerity. It's about organization, structure and strong habits.
Purple in Projects
Purple implies wealth, quality, fantasy and creativity. This one works well with a lot of other colors.
Magenta in Projects
Magenta is very practical, yet a spiritual color. It's compassionate, kind and encourages a balanced outlook based on logic and common sense.
Pink in Projects
Pink inspires compassion and nurturing. It's a non-threatening color, most often found in feminine directed projects.
Gold in Projects
Gold is naturally associated with value, luxury and prestige. This color also gives an air of wisdom, beauty and even generosity.
Silver in Projects
Silver is a modern, upbeat sophisticated color, calms the mood, at the same time is uplifting, with just a degree of mystery about it.
Black in Projects
Black is the color of power and authority. But used in excess, it gets to be intimidating and unfriendly.
White in Projects
White contrasts darkness or it's a blank canvas just waiting for creative stimulation. It also mplies efficiency and simplicity, fairness and order.
Gray in Projects
Gray is neutral and conservative but it does imply security and reliability. Gray can create a great background for other colors.
Brown in Projects
Brown is a strong, reassuring color - it comforts, assures and is reliable. It works well in projects promoting down-to-earth or outdoor scenes or activities.
I suggest we refer to this color chart when ever we start anything new or update some of the old stuff, especially for fund raising projects, or to promote books, other websites, videos, scenery, backdrops and get all our people actively involved in understanding the importance of using the right colors in the right amount on the right projects - AT THE RIGHT TIME.
Focus on "motivator" colors and what makes people trust us while at the same time, jumping up and down with excitement for the next exciting project.
Keep up the good work guys, and as always make dua for us, inshallah.
Jazakallah khair was salam alaykum,