I'm currently implementing some design changes to a web application. Currently, the application uses default browser buttons for everything, but I've now been supplied with a number of custom button styles to use. The main colour scheme of the web app is red, grey and white.
I've been reading many of the discussions on colour scheme here, and I've come to some initial conclusions about the design:
- Red buttons for 'negative' actions, such as Delete, Remove and Cancel
- Green buttons for 'positive' actions, such as Confirm, Select
I'm mainly stuck on what to use for things such as 'Add New' and 'Edit', plus some other supplementary buttons such as 'Export' and 'Search'.
I'm fairly new to UX things, I'm mainly a programmer, but I've been reading up and I really want to get this right and make an awesome interface!
Should I limit myself to a small number of colours, for example, red, green, then blue for everything else, or should I expand wider and consider using more?