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

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Seeking Advice: Assigning Distinct Colors to Entities in an E-commerce Platform

I'm currently in the process of building an e-commerce platform, and I'm looking for some insights on a design aspect. Our platform encompasses various sections such as customers, company, billing, ...
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Yellow in high contrast modes

We're implementing different color themes across our apps. All our basic themes are WCAG level AA compliant, but now it's high contrast theme's turn. It's going to be a theme that features maximum ...
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Styling a Customer Badge with Two Different Ratings Using Different Colors

I'm currently in the process of designing customer badges for my application and have encountered a styling challenge. I've successfully implemented a color-coded badge that reflects the customer's ...
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Colour rating system in relation to a UI colour palette

I am currently updating the design of an existing app, which includes revisting the colour palette. A key aspect of the app in question is a category range for a range of metrics (eg: Low, Normal, ...
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Do different opacities of hover / click / active states need considering from an accessibility perspective?

I found this sidebar on Dribbble: And I'm wondering if it's fully accessible? It looks like when a menu item is active, it's given a semi-transparent background. And when you hover over another menu ...
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Examples of label/highlight color pickers

I'm looking for application examples where the user can select a color for a label/tag/highlight, choosing both the background color and foreground color. Gmail provides a two-stage UI for this with ...
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Is colour alone enough to convey warning?

I'm designing page that has an alerts panel in relation to healthcare. I'm using a pale red to convey that action needs to be taken immediately, orange to show that something is due soon and green to ...
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Should I use dark blue text instead of black?

The primary color I was given to work with is dark blue that is almost black. I need to use this as part of the branding, but what about when it comes to choosing a color for text? I try using black ...
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Finding a tested color combination for mobile app header and Search box?

We have a mobile app with a regular header (filters, search, etc.) and a results listview at the bottom (fyi the icon to the right is not the real icon). I like how the app looks and I don't want to ...
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Change link color based in background color?

Our white-background webpages use the blue hyperlinks as shown in the image below. Occasionally we have dash-bordered yellow information sections on a white webpage as shown. In that case someone said ...
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Microsoft Teams - Status colours shown on the UI for Away & Be Right Back are same?

I have been using teams for sometime now and I usually check the status of people on their profile photo displayed. My observation is that the two status' 'Away' and 'Be Right Back' are of same color ...
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Do Apple and Google really care about WCAG when it comes to color contrast?

I am struggling to incorporate a yellow on a light background. The only option to be compliant seems to be to make the yellow almost brown. I thought I'd check how the big guys do it and it turns ...
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Colorblindness-friendly color scale with a clear progression, without using red/purple/pink

I have a case where a strong pink has already a reserved meaning ("missing data"), so red/purple/pink should not be used at all. Additionally, colours should really distinct as it will be ...
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Are there any existing algorithms to measure the readability of text and background colors?

Are there existing algorithms that can measure readability colors for text over a background? (on-screen text for e.g.). Something which could be used (for example) for auto-generating color schemes ...
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Is blue the only right choice for a social media project?

I am tasked with designing a new platform for a new social network, and we have yet to decide on an official color and shade for the company logo. It seems logical to me to choose the color blue, and ...
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How do you create both sufficient contrast and a harmonious outcome for text on different tints of the same color?

Here are two examples. One is a table, the other an illustration. Both use different tints of the same color with text on top. How do you change the color of the text across these tints to be both ...
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Need some help with text color suggestion

I'm a developer and I created a page with some photos with names on them. I'm not sure what would be the ideal color to visibly display them. I tried Blue and White. Attaching the screenshots of the ...
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How to deal with positive and negative signs next to a number in the [-1 , +1] and increment/decrement semantic?

I tried to look up this topic and found something here as a side comment but nothing more. Context I need to print a value in the Real numbers [-1,+1] interval. The Value has a semantic meaning: The ...
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How exactly do designers choose the colors they use?

I've been questioning myself for a while now how UI designers choose the exact colors that they end up using. I think that the Windows 7 user interface is a good example of this (in Windows 10+ ...
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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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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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