Can You Identify These 12 Brands By Their Trademarked Colours Alone?

Colour can be one of the most important elements of branding.

For instance, Ford’s blue gives people a sense of comfort and stability, while Barbie’s bright pink evokes femininity and warmth.

As a result, many brands have trademarked their recognisable colours to protect the signature shades that help form their identity in the marketplace.

For instance, Coca-Cola has its iconic red and white scheme protected. Plenty of other companies have single shades of colour trademarked, which are crucial to how brands create their marketing, packaging, uniforms, and in-store design.

We wanted to see just how successful these companies have been at getting people to associate their brands with their trademark colour.

Can you name the company based on its trademark shade?

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Hint: Shipping

Hint: Luxury

Hint: Telecommunications

Hint: Office supplies

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Hint: Personal finance

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H&R Block has its green square trademarked to prevent other companies from using it to sell tax preparation software.

Hint: Machinery

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Hint: Shoes

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Shoe designer Christian Louboutin won a court ruling in 2012 that prevents rivals from copying his distinctive red soles.

Hint: Retail

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Hint: Drinks

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The green used in Starbucks' logo is part of one of the coffee giant's trademarks.

Hint: Home supplies

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Hint: Pharmaceuticals

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Hint: Beverage

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