My product shows an indication for number of days left in the free trial:

11 days left in trial - Contact Sales

When the number of days left is 3 or less, I would like to emphasize it by coloring in red. What would be the correct way?

  1. Coloring just the number of days:

    "3" is colored

  2. Coloring "X days":

    "3 days" is colored

  3. Coloring the entire sentence:

    "3 days left in trial" is colored

  • Consider making the number bold, to give it some weight.
    – Bakuriu
    Commented Dec 28, 2014 at 17:10

2 Answers 2


Second option seems most appealing to me as it's visible enough but not too much.

Have you considered showing a reverse progress bar visually displaying the countdown? Like this

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Personally I would, first of all drop the contact sales button and make the text clickable linking to where to buy the full version. As according to me having a button visible throughout the trial period tends to add visual weight. As for the color I think coloring the whole text would be better.

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