I am creating a music website and I want it to be elegant and seductive. I have placed a background image of a woman dancing. I have edited it in such a way that the background is dark and the woman is a gradient of the website's colours. The logo and name are white. Should I go ahead with this design or is there a negative aspect to having a dark background in the homepage no matter how sexy you want the site to be?
closed as primarily opinion-based by Evil Closet Monkey, DA01, Graham Herrli, Charles Wesley, Benny Skogberg Nov 4 '14 at 6:47
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There is no UX "rule" or "position" as relates to background color EXCEPT in how it works with your users. There is debate and questions as to how background color and contrast affects legibility and comfort as it relates to reading a lot of text.
This seems more a design issue than UX. Regardless, the UX way of answering this question is to do user testing. Present your design (and alternatives) to your target audience and observe their reaction.