The Psychology of Color for Blog Designs #Infographic via @NowSourcing

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I recently found this wonderful Infographic by NowSourcing, Inc on StumbleUpon and thought what great timing as I am trying to choose colors for my blog.  I love color and would love that my blog expresses that part of me too.  Lady Jane Designs a.k.a. Sara from Swoon Media has been wonderful to work with and is currently working on my header design.

Two complementary colors of the color wheel are what I am leaning toward.  So after looking at the following Infographic I realized that the two colors I was considering were opposite on the color wheel and would be perfect together.

It was also interesting to me how companies are using color for their advertising and possibly the reason behind their choices.  Warning to new moms, although yellow is a cheery color it can increase the cries from your little one!

Which colors are you drawn to?

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 The Psychology of Color for Blog Designs #Infographic via @NowSourcing Lisa Ladrido (88 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Personal Development, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family, Health and Wellness. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 7 furry four legged children!

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23 comments for “The Psychology of Color for Blog Designs #Infographic via @NowSourcing

  1. Mompreneur Mogul
    April 27, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Advertisers have been taking advantage of colors and are responses for a long time. Kudos to you for checking it out :) I’ll be adding some soon too – fun

  2. Gerry
    April 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    I use orange for one of my brands (it IS about exciting things) and blue for the other (it’s not a noisy brand but a quiet, professional one. So looks like I’m okay.

  3. April 29, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    Thanks so much for featuring our psychology of color infographic, Lisa! Glad you found it inspiring.

  4. April 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Very interesting! I was curious to see how my pink-heavy blog was analyzed, and it’s a pretty good message!
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  5. May 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    I recently changed the colors on my blog; not so much to find a color that would attract people to the blog as much as to find a color that reflected the name change. I love the way your site has turned out! So very pretty yet functional, easy to maneuver and pleasing to the eye. Maybe your friend Sarah from Swoon Media could give me some advice?
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  6. May 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    I was aware that colors had such effects but never associated that with my blog. I sort of just went with colors I liked and felt fit the vibe. Thanks!
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  7. October 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    I initially did the same TerriAnn. The same with decorating my home, it is a personal choice. However, I can see how you could use color to be pleasing to more people.
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