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

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Color contrast too low, but element good visible

I am checking a software against the software ergonomic requirements of WCAG 2.1 Level AA. On part is the colour contrast, which must be for graphics 3.0:1. In the following graphic the orange part is ...
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Highlight Color & Text Color [closed]

How do we avoid using the same highlight color as the text color? For example: when you highlight a paragraph, the background color changes to draw attention to the paragraph, but what if the color ...
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Objects in 3D space: color contrast against background [closed]

Is there a tool to help me pick proper colors for: Objects Background in 3D space. Colors should have proper contrast. UPDATE A sample of my options for background color is: Background color: #...
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Best color palette for a sober, elegant look and feel [closed]

I am building a web app whose target audience will be musicians in general but more specifically classical musicians. So in my limited, more accurately nonexistent, knowledge of user experience and ...
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If orange is hated by both men and women, why successful companies choose it? [closed]

Reading this site on choosing colors, saw this infographic, claiming orange is most hateful to both men and women. My question is why companies like Amazon chose orange as their primary color if it ...
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Is it ok to mix black with other bright colors in the UI?

I'm a UI developer at a small organization. I've been developing an application and I chose orange, black and white as the predominant colors in the palette. You can see the attached image to get an ...
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How to visually encode something “real/actual” vs “ideal/expected”?

In a data visualization, I need to show two lines: one representing an actual, observed value (in the example below: red), and one representing a norm, or what this value should be in an ideal case (...
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Raising attention for primary button in competition to the header

I am searching for some help with our primary color. We are using blue as the primary color and placed it into the header to support the brand's identity. On the other hand, blue is also our primary ...
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Why green on green bar paper?

One of the biggest business application my company builds uses green and white as the alternating background color in tables. This is due to the green bar paper used in former decades with line ...
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why are outgoing text message bubbles colorful? [duplicate]

Why are speech bubbles either blue or green for outgoing messages and not for incoming messages? For example, in whatsapp, the outgoing messages are green. In iMessage, they are blue. I don't think ...
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What is the color associated with lukewarm?

I'm designing a web application that crowdsources user response to another user's initiative (or project idea). The overall user response to the initiative is represented using a status component with ...
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What is the color of artificial intelligence? [closed]

What is the color of artificial intelligence, or the color which represents AI in the eyes of general public? What is the reason for that? Is there any sociological research on this or related topics?...
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Why define opaque color as partially transparent?

Some UX designers on my team feel we should define all of our colours as transparent even when they are used as opaque. I'm trying to understand the pros and cons of this choice. For example, rgb(...
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Do red “destructive” buttons hurt accessibility?

My organization currently uses red buttons for destructive actions, e.g. Delete A or Revoke X. I'm wondering if this hurts accessibility, given that our primary CTA buttons are blue and our secondary ...
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Why most vehicle apps user orange / red color as their theme?

I was going through multiple car/bike apps across the world and there was striking similarity that most of them use a shade of either red or orange. I wanted to understand the psychological motive ...
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Website with different coloured navigation per product page

I have a client asking me to change the navigation colour scheme on a website design im doing to match the individual products. Personally I think its: a bad idea it wont work with their ...
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Correct way to show that software is connected to an instrument?

Let me start by saying that I am a software developer, not a ui/ux designer at all, but in my company I need to cover this role too. I am developing a desktop software that manages some particular ...
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Reusable named colors list to use across all mobile apps?

I'm trying to define a (map? / protocol?) for the mobile apps colors between the mobile developer (I represent) and the UI designer, to easily use it in our apps and to achieve consistency among all ...
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Trying to sort color palette by heat

all. My company wants to use our own internal styles for our heat maps. Therefore, I have a list of colors that I need to sort by heat (I have hex, rgb, and hsl values to work with). However, I can't ...
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Hyperlink on red background

I am currently working on a website where I have a very prominent error box with the colour #e20413 and text in #FFF. However this, text contains two links that are blue and therefore not very ...
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What is the most common color to indicate the input-field is disabled?

as I have been going through different references on input-field designs, I realized that people tend to flip-flop with grey or white background to indicate whether the input-field is enabled or ...
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Is there a program that can select a set of 5 to 10 colors based on a few main colors?

Say I want a color scheme to be 'vintage' and I know that, at least to me, that means a lighter sea green and a faded orange color. I know the art students will understand color theory enough to do ...
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Adjusting for color difference between monitor and TV

I am creating a UI, but there is a large difference between the colors that I can see on my monitor, and my TV. Is there a way to adjust for the difference between what I see on my monitor and my TV? ...
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What is the procedure for measuring color contrast around anti-aliasing?

What is the proper method for measuring the color contrast of on-screen elements that are anti-aliased (particularly, but not limited to, text)? Does a standard method even exist? Here's my specific ...
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Finding two contrasting colors that can have white/yellow/red text on them that work for color blindness

I'm writing a simple UI using Material Design, and specifically Material Ui using their Dark theme. I have a simple table for displaying text; however, I want the table to alternate between two ...
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Can I use medium color contrast in native mobile apps? Android & iOS have high contrast modes

I design native apps for Android and iOS. Both Android and iOS have high contrast modes. With this in mind, can I use low-contrast colors (say, 3:1 instead of the 4.5:1 that WCAG Level AA requires), ...
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Having two primary buttons

We are currently working on some email notifications. The email will notify you of something happening that requires your action. For example you are alerted that someone left a door opened when he ...
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How to force the user to draw on certain elements if there are images in the layout

Well, I ran into the problem of distinguishability of content in a mobile application. In fact, there are a huge number of pictures on the page (movie poster, preview of the film as a picture). A lot ...
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Color Palette Accessibility for White Text Button Labels

Background: I'm currently working with trying to bring text accessibility into the visual design of a SaaS product suite, which has cross-product primary and system feedback colors and a number of ...
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Which accessibility standard for mobile app?

The W3C has created accessibility guidelines for websites. A is the least accessible, and puts the least constraints on the design, AAA is the most accessible, and puts the biggest constraints on the ...
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In a survey, will the color of the thumbs for choices bias the responses?

Many companies add satisfaction surveys to their emails and thank you pages. In the case of a thumbs up/thumbs down survey, is it smart to use color to increase the amount of responses? I see two ...
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How should regular black text change to show that it has become editable?

I am building an app to be used on Android phones. The main purpose of the app is to display information, in the format of a form, to the user. Several fields of the form are to be manually filled in ...
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Sketch: how to create colour palette in symbols page [closed]

I'm new to the Mac app Sketch, and I've been watching a few tutorials where a color palette (a grid of colored rectangles) is created on the symbols page, and a color from the palette is assigned to ...
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Colors VS Screens - Colors to avoid

I'm working on my personal webpage, my primary background color (apart from white) is straight-forward turquoise (#40e0d0) from the styles selection in my navigator. On my laptop, the color is more ...
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How to present a tree in which objects may appear more than once?

I have a window showing a number of objects that can be individually hidden or recolored. Accordingly, in a sidebar each has a checkbox and a color swatch that launches a color picker when clicked: ...
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Why do people not notice our enormous, prominent, clear and contrasting purple banner?

I'm part of a MediaWiki site called D&D Wiki. Among others, one of our longstanding issues in the public eye was our failure to label clearly enough that certain pages are categorised 'Homebrew', ...
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Should icons always be the same color as the accompanying text?

I'm designing a timeline in which certain "event cards" are interactive while others are not. I'm running into a problem where the icons on the non-interactive cards look very dark, and therefore ...
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Chart Color Palette for hundreds of items

Given a timeline chart with hundreds of items...should I have hundreds of different color for each category/item along? What is a good strategy for creating colour palettes for charts when there are ...
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Black & White Web Design (UI/UX Wise)

One of my client(He has a SEO agency)need to design a website with blog. He want 100% black and white design. That means text, images everything are 100% black and white. Is there any UI/UX research ...
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Which colour to choose for 'updated' field?

I'm designing a user interface, which will contain fields that the user can edit. Each field can have 4 states: Unchanged (field has the same value). Added (field has a value, where it didn't before)...
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Text contrast for highly saturated call to action buttons

It's become a part of my way of working that I check areas of my design are adhering to accessibility guidelines, WCAG2.0 colour contrast in particular. At the moment I'm working on creating a new ...
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How would I mark that a cell value has been edited in a grid

I have an excel like grid and I want to somehow mark what cell values have been edited (and changed back to normal after pressing the save button) I was thinking about changing the number/background ...
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Why do Indonesians forbid green? [closed]

I've recently discovered that in Indonesia green is forbidden. But I cannot find the reason. Can anybody help please because I'm just wondering that, when put into context, when green is and is not ...
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Should I use different backgroud colors in my app?

I want to design an app and my idea is to have 2 different background colors/themes: standard theme for sides where users just need to navigate theme for input sides where users need to make some ...
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Distinguishing overlapping event types in a timeline

I am working with software that is used for scheduling astronomical observations. I've created a timeline view for the user to create, view, and edit observation schedules. Here's my mock-up: Gray ...
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what are the benefits and harms of having light font on saturated colored background? [duplicate]

the example could be seen from the new google calendar it was white font on a saturated color box (colorful, very 'rich' in colors', 'bright', or im not sure what's the technical way of describing ...
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Can palettes be unambiguous for colour blind users?

I am making design recommendations for a piece of software that wants to accommodate entirely illiterate users. A suggestion that has been made is to assist these users by employing "color coding" on ...
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What have studies shown about different dark background colours

I am looking to redesign a website over which I have little control outside the colour scheme. I want to find usability evidence to back up my change decisions, or else use that evidence to adjust my ...
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Should sections (sidebars, etc.) have a distinct background colour?

Consider the following layout: It's divided into four horizontal sections using borders, each with their own heading. On the web and desktop, it's a common pattern to give sections a distinct ...
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Formula to get the accents in material design

We see here the palette of material design: https://material.io/guidelines/style/color.html#color-color-palette We see colors are at "500" and then they have gradations at 50, 100, and then A100, ...