The colorful company: Effects of brand logo colorfulness on consumer judgments

Jiaqi Song, Fei Xu, Yuwei Jiang

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This study examines the impact of brand logo colorfulness on consumer judgments toward a brand and its products. Four experiments demonstrate that the colorfulness of a brand logo affects consumers' perception of the product variety offered by the brand. When consumers feel that a brand logo is colorful, they tend to infer that the brand offers a high variety of product options to its customers. Driven by the perception of product variety, logo colorfulness has downstream consequences on consumer attitudes, an effect that can be moderated by brand positioning. Together, this study introduces the effects of logo colorfulness on consumer judgments, contributes to the psychological literature on color and variety, and bears important practical implications regarding how designers and marketers can practically determine a brand logo that best serves the brand image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1610-1620
Number of pages11
JournalPsychology and Marketing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • brand image
  • color
  • consumer judgments
  • logo colorfulness
  • logo design
  • product variety
  • visual marketing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Marketing

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