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the choice of colors used in design for a range of media

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Red and Green for Open/Closed and Busy/Available

I am facing an interesting issue when realizing an interactive map for one of our customers - an airport. The map is showing real-time information about the current status of the infrastructure - for ...
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How do you decide UI colors when logo consist of three colors?

I have case where logo without name have three colors (dark blue, light blue and pink) which can be called as brand colors, but I am struggling to decide on UI surface colors (ex: cards, navbar, etc). ...
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When to use white text on top of a color for readability?

I am setting the background of a textbox to some variable color. I know the hex/rgb of the color I'm setting the background to. Normally the text is black (or very very dark gray). On some colors, it ...
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How to concisely represent a set of statistics on a dashboard?

I'm designing a dashboard for a web app representing statistics related to a quiz/test. I'm using visual aids like charts, icons and other cards displaying a small piece of information. Each such card ...
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Design language and color choices by geography

We were doing a study/survey recently on an app which is expected to be launched globally (North America, Europe, South/East Asia). The current design favors cleanliness, white space, and muted colors....
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How do I find multiple variation of same color which are visually contrasting

I am developing some kind of heatmap for a stock market-related project which has ~80 large to small boxes on the screen to denote a stock and it's change I use a red background on box to denote loss, ...
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Iconic colors from content-type

I have a web application that includes a file browser. I have a little database that associates a FontAwesome icon to a variety of content-types (i.e. images, word/lowriter files, excel/localc files, ...
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User defined pallete for web pages

When the web browsers first came into existence, it was possible to override the intent of the web designer. There weren't too many settings. You could locally control the color and font of the text,...
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Calculating background color's complementary red, green, and blue colors [closed]

I am not new to UI design, but I have absolutely no experience with color schemes. Say I choose rgb(35, 51, 72) as the base and background color. This is #233348 and hsl(214, 35%, 21%). Are there ...
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Colour scheme for two distinct sets of 5 items on a map

I apologize for the utter simplicity of this, but it is beyond me. I am using a Leaflet and Leaflet.markercluster to add markers to a map. The latter helps resolve clutter by grouping icons near to ...
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Showing a thin line over an entity: how to adjust color contrast

I have to show a thin line over some 3D entities of blue and green color. Currently, my line has a light green color as shown in the screenshots. I'm trying to achieve an acceptable color contrast to ...
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Color standards for seat booking

I am working on an application with a seat booking UI. Are there visual standards, colors in particular, for conveying the type and state of each seat? Examples of seat types: standard, accessible, ...
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Two Logos in One Page Website

I have a question on the color combination that I will use since I have a website that two logos should be placed. My problem is that the two logos have very different color schemes. The first logo ...
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Excel spreadsheet colour coding/design/layout principles?

With programming you have "software design patterns", with websites you have design standardised (and then some templates, e.g. "bootstrap"), and people know where the input etc. ...
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How to fix this issue of showing multi-color coded events on a timeline?

I need to show multiple(8-10) type of repetitive events on a horizontal timeline in a multi-color coded fashion. But this approach seems to be harder for user to grasp and lead to high cognitive load. ...
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Are there current standards or guidelines regarding dark themes / dark modes?

Many people are starting to realize that they prefer what is commonly called "Dark Mode" or "Dark Theme". That is, light text on a darker background. As such, developers are now ...
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What color scheme is this [closed]

I'd appreciate some info on (the exact, an underlying or a similar) color scheme used for styling code samples on this page: https://fontawesome.com/how-to-use/on-the-web/setup/upgrading-from-version-...
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Is there any limitations on the no.of colors to be used in the page?

Is there any limitation on color usage in the case of a dashboard? Is there any standard pattern followed by any SaaS/B2B companies?
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Recommended color range for background color

I am building an online menu for restaurants. The default background color is a light gray (#f1f3f5). The default text color is black (#555555). Example Many of the restaurants have asked to use a ...
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Are there any guidelines for applying colors to the ticket status of a ticketing system?

I have a ticketing system that has 5 states. A ticket can be in any of these states: Newly asked Waiting for system response Waiting for customer response In progress Closed I want to create a ...
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Colorblindness-friendly colors called "green", "blue", "yellow", and "red"

I need to choose a palette of four colors that satisfies the following two conditions: Colorblind people can easily distinguish all four of the colors. People with normal color vision can ...
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Why are all screens of SpaceX dragon control panel blue themed?

All the interfaces used in SpaceX dragon have a blue themed interface. I'm just curious as to why specifically blue and dark interface? Apart from blue being a sign of trust, not sure what other ...
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What is the number 0.05 in the calculation of contrast ratio between colors?

To calculate contrast ratio the following formula is used (source): (L1 + 0.05) / (L2 + 0.05) where: L1 is the relative luminance of the lighter of the colors, and L2 is the relative luminance of ...
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Is it effective to test color palettes and changes on old monitors?

Does anyone here test color palettes or changes on older monitors? Someone in one of our design review meetings suggested doing this, and curious as to the thoughts of fellow UX designers. In making ...
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What type of colours should I use for 3 level of message bars for better user experience?

We have designed an assessment test mobile application. Where we need to show 3 levels of information after the header bar. Here are the screenshots: As shown in the above screenshots, we are showing ...
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Should variations of a color, within a color palette, only consist of tints and shades of that color?

I'm designing an IDE with dark UI. We have an existing color palette, but our (~10) greys seem off when applied to the IDE in the large quantities dark UI calls for. When analysing each swatch, I ...
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Showing two informations in tree node

In my web application I have a tree with each node holding two status. Nodes are circles linked with each other. The status can be either OK, KO, or PARTIAL. The first status is the "technical ...
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Dark theme navbar: Lighter or darker than the main background?

I don't have a lot of UI/UX experience and am trying to learn as I work on my personal website. With a light background, I 100% agree with the advice to use a darker navbar, as that helps to sort of ...
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Color coding Alerts

I am having some issues with a project alert colors. I am having two cases that starts an alert. One is if the value is over 40 and one is over 45. Reaching the 40 value is a really bad thing and ...
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What do numbers mean in a colour palette?

I'm in the process of refining a colour palette and while doing some research I'm seeing a lot of palettes, such as this one from Atlassian, add numbers to their colours ranging from 50 to 900: How ...
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color for download and upload

Besides the down or up arrow, is there a convention of colors to distinguish between download and upload. I have two buttons like these and these too But I feel that there's not enough visual ...
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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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Practical 'lightest' shade of grey for contrast with white

I often use a light shade of grey such as rgb(242,242,242) in my designs to provide a subtle contrast to white, e.g. for the background of alternating rows in a table. I can easily distinguish ...
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Do colors red and green necessarily signify opposites

In some cultures red signifies stop and green go - stop and go can be considered opposites. Is it really different in other cultures? But suppose I wanted to show a screen with only two buttons, ...
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Inclusive notification scheme incorporated into design systems

It seems like the standard RED, YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE colours are used in notification schemes/styles in the most popular development frameworks like Material.io and Bootstrap. Of course, colours ...
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Spreadsheet Cell Color Conventions

Is there some convention for coloring certain spreadsheet cells with certain colors to indicate the meaning/type of cell? Excel provides the following. Is that an Excel thing or a broader color ...
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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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Usage of colors and background - Header and Footer | eCommerce

Are there any key UX research references for the usage of colours on an ecommerce website? Looking for any research data so that we can make objective decisions. Our brand colour is a Deep orange and ...
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Salesmanship: How to differentiate two fulfilment statuses when both should seem attractive

My client is asking me to design text labels, iconography and colouring for two «fulfilment statuses» (apologies if that's the wrong term). Both should seem attractive to a potential customer. The ...
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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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Syntax highlighting color conventions

I am about to design a (light) syntax highlighting color theme. Are there any conventions (apart from accessibility) I should take in account. Comments quite often appear in a bright grey for ...
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What color to choose as "danger" if the main color of my app is red

I'm having this question wrapped around my head for quite some time. The thing is that my main application has a red color theme. And for just cancel buttons I used to use just gray colors but now ...
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Visualisation of the state of roads on a map

I am designing a website with different kind of roads for bikers. I am looking for a way to show on a Google maps overlay what the state of the roads is. What is the best practice of this? There are ...
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How to decide dashboard's general buttons when having multiple clients with different colors each?

I have this project, where I have to implement text, raised and ghost buttons depending on the different sections. It's kind of a wizard-style app, with a dashboard with steps to complete and submit. ...
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Should every website have a dark mode? [closed]

Personally I love websites with dark mode. It doesn't matter whether it's day or night, I always use dark mode whenever I can. But when I build some websites myself, I feel like dark mode isn't a ...
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Maximum contrast ratio for good accessibility

So we are remaking an enterprise app from scratch. This time we want to base our design decisions on proper research. Our users use the app 24/7 with high requirements for UX. So our main goal is to ...
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Why consoles/terminals usually have a black background?

In unix and window systems, the console has a black background. Is this historical or is there any UX reasoning behind it? I'm working on a web based terminal and giving the window the look and feel ...
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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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