the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue and others

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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

I have a big website with some forms. There are four background-colours for the form components. One of them is pink/red. Here the image and the error message: I can't change the form ...
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How to choose the background color of video monitoring interface

Recently, I am working on the UI of video monitoring system, and it include images, table, infographic, and etc. I am really hesitated how to choose background color. Many days ago, many good guys ...
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Order status indicator color [closed]

I am creating an android app from which user can order goods. I am using an price tag with various colors to indicate the order status. The statuses are OPEN - Immediate status after ordering, ...
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Color for (error)messages in forms

I've read some questions and answers on a few websites, including this one but it doesn't seem to answer what I'm looking for, which is: What are (generally speaking) the best colors to show both ...
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What are the go-to control colours, besides Red, Green and Blue? [closed]

When I, for whatever reason, think about most distinctive colors, the first ones that I'd use are the red, green and blue. But which ones should I use if I need more than three? An example I could ...
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Blue text - link?

Quick question! Is it OK to use blue text color if the text is not a link? Example: Would you assume that the blue text is a clickable link?
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PDF: What text color should I use for entered information?

I have several PDF documents that I'm working on that are digitally signed. They include both sigantures and text. I've recently noticed IRS documents that are now using "blue" text for entered ...
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Should Elmo be yellow instead of red? [closed]

Looking at the meanings of the colors, shouldn't Elmo be yellow instead of red? Meaning of the color yellow Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, ...
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Is it OK for a material designed app to have list highlight color different from accent color

Currently, I'm using blue as accent color in my material designed app. I was wondering, from UI & UX perspective, is it OK for me to use light orange color, as list highlight color? Or, ...
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See best distance and worst distance at a glance

I need to show the shortest distance among other distances on a map for a given point. I was thinking of a shading of colors from green to red but there are too much lines displayed (it will ...
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Best color to display hot/cold but also on/off

I'm not really sure about some colours of one section of the application I am writing. Basically, I need to have a section that displays if something is ON/OFF, but also HOT/COLD. Now, usually, I ...
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Why does Google Images have multiple colors?

If I search something on Google Images, multiple boxes appear with similar ideas. These boxes are in different colors. Why? Wouldn't it look nicer to have one uniform color?
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How to go about placing contrasting colors in a listview?

I'm trying to put black and white in a listview, or in other words black and white cells. It doesn't look right, or easy on the eyes.
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passive detection of a mistake between two fields in a form

I'm creating a password generator that derive password from personals informations. I need to help users detect any mistake on one of the two fields username and password. For now, users have to ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

I'm working as a front-end developer. I used to work on JavaScript technologies. But when it comes to UX and about choosing colors and stuff which I'm not able to understand well due to color ...
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Grey versus white background for ease of use and readability/legibility

Many websites by default use a white background for maximum contrast (with black text) so I am wondering if there is a case for a very light grey background to be used instead because it comes up as ...
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product details page with different variations

i am working on a product details page for an ecommerce website and i am dealing with complicated products like (sofa , bed ..etc) in these pages we have a lot of variation regarding colors and sizes. ...
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Material design's colors: primary/accent vs green/red

We have a big enterprise app to manage a lot of business data. We were using bootstrap and now are changing the design according to Google's Material Design guidelines. The guidelines offer to use ...
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Color complimenting like Google's material specs

So here's my dilemma. I like Google's Material Design Color Specs, and they've obviously spent a fortune researching all the hues and shades. However, I'm dealing with a project where the end users ...
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How to choose a suitable colour between dark/light areas?

I'm trying to design a user interface that indicates which tab is selected, using the material design style: Interestingly one of the few things I don't like (and that I'm struggling with my ...
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Is there a standard color list to keep adding new colors to a plot while retaining old colors?

My users pick one or more data sets to graph on a single canvas. The sets are color coded to distinguish between sets (all screenshots are for demonstrative purposes from demo utility): ...
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Best Readable Console Colour

I am working on a system that outputs a PASS or a FAIL depending on what happened. There are other text being displayed so I would like to write the PASS or FAIL messages in colour as to easily ...
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Colors for grades A,B,C,D,F (A+,A- …) [duplicate]

In my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely? What do ...
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Color Sliders User-Friendly

I'm designing a website, and I need to allow the user to change the color of some elements. I will have to implement a color slider. I've got 2 different kinds, and I would like to know which is most ...
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Colours for project status

Given that a project can be not yet started active active, but paused completed What are good colours to help me represent those states (ass augmentation, only, to text) ?
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Color picker for temperature/intensity adjustable light

I'm doing a color picker for intensity and color temperature on a lamp. I try to create a 2d color picker for adjusting on the vertical axis the intensity and on the horizontal axis the color ...
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gray and black colors for layout [closed]

I'm trying to create my own layout for bootstrap. I found a lot of articles about choosing colors to layout, but layout also need some shades of grey and black for sidebars, navbar, to make some ...
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Color choice for maximum legibility of text on glass

In our office we have transparent glass doors and we want to put text stickers on them. For example, name of the person or room function. The question is what color should be stickers to provide ...
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When is it appropriate to use effects in window headers?

If one had a function that accessed a specific window's header and changed it's color, At what times is it best to use such an effect to alert the user of events occurring? I was thinking window ...
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Colorchooser tool: named colors, categories (dark/light), Hex/HSV representation? [closed]

Could someone suggest a color chooser that orders colors into: dark and light and has color swatches that you can mouseover/click to get the Hex and HSV values vs crud like this: Note how difficult ...
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What's the best proportions for coloring a clustered map?

I've got a map showing 26k+ positions. Here is what is shown with a cluster solution : I'm looking to display differents color/size for different proportions. Above is the minimum zoom when you ...
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Multiple download buttons for a file type

i am designing a UI for a web application, there are multiple card like entries in a list, each item in the list can be uploaded in file type A downloaded in file type A downloaded in file type B ...
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Group rows in a table

It is very common to see tables on web applications nowadays but is not that simple to see tables with groups of rows. I have a table which can have multiple groups of rows. Each group can have from ...
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Branding and Red color

I making a web service prototype and design, this service designed for internal use (something like CRM). Main branding color of our company is Red (like #d50000). But red is almost always used for ...
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Ideal color palette for 24 colors?

I'm making a simple collaborative whiteboard app just for fun and I originally had a color picker with all the colors but the few friends I showed it too said it was too much and they aren't artists ...
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What should take priority when highlighting a column and a row?

Background I have a table with a bunch of data that is connected to a map. The table row and table column can both be highlighted through different ways Rows get highlighted when the user clicks on ...
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Having 4 colors in logo, like Google, Microsoft and eBay, For which kind of companies does work too? [closed]

In Google , Microsoft , eBay and some other corporate companies , they use 4 colors in their logos. Blue,Red,Green and Yellow. How does it help their branding? and for which kind of companies does ...
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What are good colors for illustrating Up and Down?

Imagine a curtain, and two strings. Pulling one string brings it down, pulling the other brings it up. Usually in office environments, these two strings are the same color and this makes it so users ...
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Required field asterisk color

In common practice we put an asterisk to signify a field as required. The color of the asterisk should always be red, or we can use any other color ? How to show it effectively, when all buttons ...
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How to handle color consistency when the color has both thematic and actionable reasons for the color?

Note: the example is from the Batman Arkham Knight videogame game, but it's something that can happen outside the world as well. In Batman: Arkham Knight, there are certain sidequests where you can ...
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Studies on color for the elderly

While color psychology has a set of more or less accepted premises, it varies according to age, geographic and cultural differences (between other variables). Now I'm building an app for elder people ...
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What should be the warn color in red interfaces? [duplicate]

I'm designing an app in Material Design that interface is primarily red. Traditionally red is used as a warn color too, but it doesn't make sense in red interfaces. What warn color should I use?
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Group zebra striping in a dynamic table

My question is kind of related with this other one but with a big difference: the zebra striping of my table does not depend on the odd or even rows, but on the grouping of them. Now, the table ...
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How to find an accessible color by changing lightness only?

Is the following hypothesis true? For any given color: { Hue, Saturation, Lightness_1 } there exists: Lightness_2 such that the contrast ratio between: { Hue, Saturation, Lightness_1 } and ...
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When should bold, italics, and colour be used to draw attention in a sentence?

Following is my signature on some other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal! I cannot show it here but the words ...
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cart call to action color on mobile [closed]

We are designing an e-shop for a bakery. What do you think about the yellow call to action button to complete the order? The other option is a black button. Which one do you think would create more ...
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How to measure the contrast between any given color and white?

When displaying white text on a colored background, I guess that the text is more-or-less legible depending on some kind of contrast between that color and white. My question is, is there a formula ...
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Colors on digital platforms as per time/season

Is there any research/article on colors good for particular time of day or particular season? I am in need of something which can atleast guide me in the direction and if I don't find much work on ...
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Bold colors for mobile applications [closed]

I am aware that normal convention would have designers use more neutral colors for a mobile application. In terms of entertainment based mobile applications: Is it acceptable to follow a more bold ...
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Where can I read up on the “BLU” convention? [closed]

A course in web design mentioned the "BLU" rules, which covers that visited links should be colored differently. I tried to read more about it online, but was unable to google it. Does anyone know ...