Questions tagged [color-scheme]

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

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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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Does a color scheme that reduces brightness contrast while maintaining hue contrast reduce eye strain?

Solarized is a color scheme for editing code that reduces brightness constrasts while maintaining hue contrasts. It claimed that this reduces eye strain. Is there value in optimizing a color scheme ...
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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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Studies on color for the elderly

While color psychology has a set of more or less accepted premises, it varies according to age, geographic and cultural differences (between other variables). Now I'm building an app for elder people ...
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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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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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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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Should we risk using colors other than blue in Web apps?

Trends: New Colors (we’re looking at you, #00A0D1) If there’s one thing that’s been stagnant in the design community, it’s the originality with colors. Sixty percent of the applications on my ...
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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, ...
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Is color consistency and limited colors important for better UX?

I'm working on a web app which has more than 80 colours if I check the CSS file of it. Not all colours are very different colours, there are darker and lighter variations too. Should I try removing ...
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Why are word processors blue and spreadsheet programs green?

It's a trend across Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and LibreOffice: the iconography for the word processor is primarily blue, and the spreadsheet app green. Any specific reason for this, or just a ...
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Breaking color-product association

I'm working on a website. The entire site is thematically designed around three colors (red, blue, yellow) which correspond to the three products. Now we are adding a fourth product, which will break ...
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Why most of online trading platforms use Red and Green for buy and sell buttons?

I'm working on an online trading platform and my client wants to change the buy and sell buttons to neutral color instead of red and green and I can see most of the platforms use red and green. Is ...
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Why do train departure boards use orange text on black background?

At train stations in the UK (and I also noticed in Italy) - the departure/arrival boards use orange text on a black background. However, at airports there appear to be a much wider variety of colour ...
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Are there certain colors we should use when highlighting selected items in a GUI?

One part of my application allows users to select items in order to manipulate the items, and I want to put a border around the items with a color to show when it's selected. Normally the users ...
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Color guidelines for blue and orange website [closed]

What would be the good choice of colors to put on my calendar day buttons so that the user will easily identify what is done, skip or ongoing. For now I use the orange as default button color, blue ...
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What colour should Register and Login buttons be? [closed]

My current login page looks like this: I chose green and grey basically at random, and am wondering how to to represent them properly. The login button is the main action, since this screen will only ...
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Red buttons in an e-commerce site?

I'm designing an e-commerce site with red buttons. It has a yellow/white background and it looks quite good that way. Now, my boss finds the same, he likes it, but he is doubtful, because red could ...
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Is red an acceptable colour for a submit button on a form for a purchase or booking?

I have been drafted in to provide UX feedback on a recently completed website. One point I made was that red was not a suitable colour for a positive action, i.e. completing a form. The reply cited ...
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Resources on how UX designer can understand color theory and implement it in wireframes

In my company the wireframes are supposed to be in gray-scale because the visual designer takes care of the visuals aspect. For my side project, I wish to add colors to my wireframes. It would be ...
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what are some good underlaying hover colors for a dropdown menu on top of a black background [closed]

At the moment, I have a dropdown trigger within the navbar of my website. I want it to have a little bit of "niceness" to it whenever a user hovers of it (to indicate that the element is indeed ...
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Changing Colour of Social Media buttons to match Colour Palette

I'm interested in getting opinions on changing the colour of social media buttons (facebook/twitter/linkedin sign-up and login as well as sharing) to better fit in with the colour pallet of our ...
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Should software for 8 to 14 year olds be colourful and “childish”?

I am developing a learning application for children somewhere between 8 and 14 years as part of my masters degree in Computer Science. I have absolutly no formal UI design background and in the past ...
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Can one show too many different colours in a computer game?

Unlike corporate applications, computer games need to be interesting and capture the user (player's) attention so using multiple colours are usually encouraged. However, that being said, could one ...
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Choose colors to input/output and draggable/droppable

I have the following containers that involve node dragging and dropping and 3 types of containers. I am looking for some guidelines to choose appropriate colors for them. The green arrows are ...
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Color and Text Sizes Suggestions [closed]

This is my first time on this website and I wanted to get some suggestions for my portfolio website. I just bought the domain so I'm using my IP Address. Here is my website (click me) My website is ...
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Mobile Chat UI - Color of the bubbles

I'm wondering why in most mobile chats the message I write has a color background and white text (example: blue background and white text, like facebook) and the response is on grey background with ...
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Color selection according to status

I'm designing a system where a list item can have one of 5 different status options: ACTIVE LIVE PENDING LEGACY INACTIVE I want to specify a different color for every status. For ACTIVE, PENDING ...
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Selecting easily distinguishable colors

I am writing a game and I need a choose a color for each player. The colors need to be easily distinguishable so that a human can identify the player by the color relatively easily. I need about 20 ...
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Color to depict status [closed]

I have line charts which show active, inactive and failed status of an application. Please suggest which are the best colors to depict that.
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Color for an inbound phone call vs color for an outbound phone call

What is a good color to use to signify an inbound phone call vs a good color for an outbound phone call? An outbound phone call would indicate an action that is being taken. An inbound phone call ...
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Custom app theme colors - include text inputs?

Let's say I have a messaging app, where multiple users can post messages to a common discussion board. Each message on the board contains the user's name and the user's comment. The color for the ...
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Colours that represent beginner, intermediate and expert

Are there any guiding principles around what colours might represent beginner, intermediate and expert users in a forum site? At first I was thinking green (beginner), orange (intermediate) and red (...
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What color( composition)s qualify good UX for a wiki, or any similar informative site?

I have a wiki site I use for gathering and sharing knowledge and information. It has a completely built-up and detailed theme that is very similar to the design of the original Wikipedia (it's called ...
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Multi or Single colored rating stars

I'm developing a web application which is basically using 2(3) colors: Magenta White Grey-scales The app is a register for local artists and therofre, the users can rate them. Currently I'm only ...
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What factors to consider when picking a color theme for a short user survey?

I fairly frequently create short, google-doc surveys with 3-5 questions. Before today I always used the default template and never thought to change colors. However, considering I also work at a ...
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How to display negative, positive, warning, and neutral colors in website if the theme includes one of those colors?

The following colors, generally, mean the following: Positive: Green. Negative: Red. (though negative and positive are reversed in China) Warning: Yellow. Neutral: Gray. Now, what if I made a ...
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Choosing a button colour scheme

I'm currently implementing some design changes to a web application. Currently, the application uses default browser buttons for everything, but I've now been supplied with a number of custom button ...
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Read/Write from device icons

I want a read and write to device icons -- in this case RFIDs but that should not matter at all. There generally tends to be an arrow to (write) and an arrow from (read) but what about specific ...
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Why does so much software use gray backgrounds, from Windows to Chrome to Mac to almost every other software and website you come across?

What is it with gray backgrounds? Gray backgrounds seem to be in use since the early days of software and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere! Any concrete research studies done on this area?
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How to translate a rating range into Red-Yellow-Green Colours? [closed]

I have an application which needs to display the rating for a product in an easy to understand visual way. I was thinking of colour coding using the the universal "red is bad, yellow is ok and green ...
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Why do video monitoring system UI use a dark background?

I am working on designing the UI of a video monitoring system. After I did some research, I found out that most designers use a dark background to be the primary color. Does anyone know the reason ...
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Which colors should I use for a game result graph?

I'm designing a game app for Android. We have three states for the game result with the following colors. Win - Green Tie - Yellow Lose - Red What do you think about this color combination? Is this ...
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What are the benefits of using a black cursor with white outline, over white with black?

I've used a lot of operating systems, and those that support mouse cursors usually default to a black one with a white outline, with the notable exception of Windows. I used to think that this is ...
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Should the grid header use the same shade as its elements?

In a fast-paced environment (a desktop used by a store, to sell products), should I use a darker color as background for a Grid header, to differentiate the products and the header, or should I use ...
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Is it OK for a material designed app to have list highlight color different from accent color

Currently, I'm using blue as accent color in my material designed app. I was wondering, from UI & UX perspective, is it OK for me to use light orange color, as list highlight color? Or, should ...
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See best distance and worst distance at a glance

I need to show the shortest distance among other distances on a map for a given point. I was thinking of a shading of colors from green to red but there are too much lines displayed (it will always ...
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Why does Google Images have multiple colors?

If I search something on Google Images, multiple boxes appear with similar ideas. These boxes are in different colors. Why? Wouldn't it look nicer to have one uniform color?
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UI UX best practice in changing applications app bar color?

Hi I am designing an app for Android and IOS both will have appbars. I have a branding color of blue which is used in the app bars in the all of my activities. I am thinking of changing the app bar ...