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I am working on choosing background color for a large educational web application containing more than 100 variety of web pages. Since the application involves several features i don't want to keep single back ground for th entire application, instead would keep different back ground colors and web components color for different featuresHomePage. Currently I am looking at lighter colors for the backgrounds but facing difficulty in choosing colors for smaller components like buttons. Different color schemes for different features(relative coloring of backgrounds and components). Basic Features are as follows.

  1. Question Answer Section
  2. File access/upload section
  3. Blog Post Section
  4. Time Table Section
  5. Note making Section
  6. Login/Register Section
  7. Home Page
  8. Events Section
  9. Exams and Results
  10. Departmental Notice section and many more pages

Also the above page types are used by students, faculty, department, management belonging to an institute on regular basis.

Please suggest best colors for each category. Thanks in Advance.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by DA01, Matt Obee, JonW Nov 4 '13 at 10:43

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

At best, this is a Graphic Design question--not UX. But even then, it's just way too broad. To stick with a UX angle, I'd first ask you why you feel a need to use different background colors throughout the site. What is the benefit to the user? – DA01 Nov 4 '13 at 5:57
As it's worded you're just asking us to provide you a style guide for each section of the website. That's not a UX question and there is no correct answer. You could rephrase the question to ask whether or not it is a good idea to have different sections of the site in unique colourschemes, so you can Edit the question if that's what you mean, but asking us to come up with a colour for the 'Exams and Results' section along with all the others isn't a constructive question as there's no correct answer - it all depends on your branding, style guide, business objectives etc. – JonW Nov 4 '13 at 10:45
@DA01 different background colors per listed feature to give the sense that user is in X feature. – Shiv Nov 4 '13 at 16:25
@shiv I don't know that your users would see a connection and, if they did, what value that would be to them. It's something you are going to have to weight the pros and cons of. The big con to me is that you somehow have to come up with a consistent branding system that works well with 10 different colors. That could be a challenge. – DA01 Nov 4 '13 at 16:51