Questions tagged [color-scheme]

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

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Is there a color that signals “selected item with error”? [duplicate]

I have a list with items. Items have errors and therefore are displayed with a red font color. When one of these items is selected it is hard to read the text of the item, because the selection color ...
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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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What color scheme to choose for background color of different section in one page website? [closed]

I have a website page with different sections like about us and contact us. I was learning about color wheel schemes but it is still unclear if I should use complementary or analogue scheme for ...
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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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Bootstrap nav bar with variable background color - best way to handle this?

I'm working on the UX for an application with a bootstrap top navigation bar whose background color will not be consistent because resellers can change it to match their branding. At the moment, the ...
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Vice versa colors for on and off hover of buttons [closed]

How should we choose the color for buttons is there a should always be a dark and light colour or two differed colors. What will be the best strategy for choosing colours. And is it should always be ...
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How to choose a color combination for main header and sub-headers for better UI and UX?

I'm always confused about the BG (background) colors or a header and sub-header of a website or an app. There can be at least 3 options to choose BG for them: 1. A dark color for main header and a ...
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Are there rules for warm and cool grey tones be used together in UIs? [closed]

I am currently working on redesigning a web app and want to reduce the amount of colors used, espcially the lot of different grey tones - warm and cool mixed up as accents for UI elements and the ...
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potentially color-blind person: how to choose colors for a graph [duplicate]

I have a chart with 5 curves (curves 1-5). A person told me that colors 1 vs. 2 as well as colors 3 vs. 5 are difficult to distinguish. While I can understand that 3 and 5 are somewhat similar, the 1 ...
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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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Making colorPrimary and colorPrimaryDark the same. Good Or Bad idea?

I'm natively Android developer. Recently I'm trying a new thing that to make colorPrimary and colorPrimaryDark the same. Does it act upon user impression somehow? I'm giving an example what it looks ...
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Why is the background of common motion capture systems black?

Popular commercial MoCap systems (Vicon, Motive, etc.) tend to have black backgrounds for their workspace environment. Is there any non-trivial reason for this convention? I'm currently working on a ...
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What should be the color of ON state so that user doesn't switch it off?

I am working on one plugin for the Outlook. This plugin is for email sharing. When user tries to compose email a notification butter bar will come up in compose window and will say that particular ...
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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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What are these called in UX design?

I have been tasked with creating an information (e.i. helpful tip) scrolling bar for a mobile application. I am not very satisfied with my choices of color. So I am trying to look for outside ...
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UI based on individual data / dynamic / generative

I am looking for examples where the UI is designed based on the individual user data. Not just a customizable profile page, more automated individual color palette / layout / typography / ??? ...
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Why do Photoshop and Krita use grayscale icons? [closed]

The toolbox in both applications use icons that have no colors. What's the reasoning behind this? What are the pros and cons? I've heard that some people can get overwhelmed by colors... is that it? ...
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What objective arguments can be provided to prove that a colour scheme for an app is bad?

We have a design for an app developed by an external agency and our business people seem to be happy with it. But it’s really terrible - the colours are too bright, the text is difficult to read and ...
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Logical colors for a wireframe

I got a mail from a designer to do some wireframes. He has told me that the wireframe should have logical colors. Is there really some theory to the colors for wireframes? I have made some ...
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What color scale to use for heat map with positive and negative values?

I am trying to see what the most intuitive or most conventional color scale would be for a heat map with values that can be either positive or negative (percent difference from expected). e.g., -50%, ...
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Seasonal response to app color schemes

As I get ready to launch my mobile app I am in the process of reviewing a number of UI/UX issues. The app in question is broadly best described as a "shopping app". I find myself wondering - are ...
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Alternatives for red/green in diff output

I once read an article arguing that red and green are bad choices for diff, because some people have red-green color blindness red implies "bad" and green implies "good", but deleted code is often ...
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What does the 'A' stand for in the Material Design color swatch system? (e.g tealA200) [closed]

Sort of a rudimentary question, so I apologize in advance. Just curious what the A mean and maybe more broadly, are there any design implications I should be considering in relation to the meaning. ...
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what color besides black and white are, measurably, most easy to see?

a practical example is when deciding what colour to pick for 'section titles' of long bullet-point text (has sub-bullet points also) on onenote, g-docs, and most anywhere so im hoping for a software ...
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Color coding a lot of major sections inside a website

So I have a website that consists of 15 major modules or lack of a better term sections. Each of these consist of very different objectives. One presents news the other shows you a job listing and ext....
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Colors signifying positive, false negative and false positive

I am given text span ranges (start and stop) for a specific paragraph from two separate APIs. One API has the spans as defined by a human while the other is defined by a machine. I essentially need to ...
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How to make my webpage not look so flat? [closed]

I am creating a website and my skills are in the back-end and unfortunately, I always have to end up doing the front-end as well. The coding is not the problem, it is the design and color choices. All ...
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Common color associations and movie genres

For others: My Question got answered, but in a different way. The answer basically is that: it wouldn't make much of a difference and That "We have (...) standards like Red for love, passion,...
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Why are card layouts with dark background not frequent?

Most of the card layouts on popular sites or social media sites use white (or light) background and dark text. For example, Google plus, instagram, facebook, Pinterest, dribble, etc. Rarely (or less ...
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What's the best colour palette for financial app? [closed]

I've been working on app screens for my company.. I managed to solve some complex UX problems.. but I'm struggling with colour palettes.. as I'm a colour blind, so it's hard to figure out good colours ...
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How to decide which color palette to associate with any app? [closed]

How to decide which color palette to associate with any app? How do you make color communicate tone of app? Deciding one color is easy, say Gray for serious enterprise theme but what about the rest of ...
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Best error color on blue color?

I have the color: #4285f4 and I'm looking for a easy to read error color code. I'm using Google's default error color: #dd2c00. However this doesn't read very well on the page...
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Elegantly make a group of rows distinct. How do I draw users attention to a group of rows in a table?

I need a simple yet elegant solution for making the rows highlighted in red standout from other rows. Description: The highlighted rows are the new rows that the user has not looked at yet. So we ...
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I need help picking a color for colorblind people

thanks for taking the time to help me out :) I am having trouble deciding which color to pick. A bright yellow or a bright purple. It has to go with the teal I used because it represents my school, ...