Questions tagged [color-scheme]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it correct to change the color of a country flag to adapt it to the colors palette?

I am working on a web with three main colors: white, blue and black, and there are two flags for select the language of the web. These icons completely break the color harmony of the web, and I wonder ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Maximum number of Color-Codes

What do you think is the maximum number of color-codes you should use in a web project? Suppose you use the optimal combination of colors in order to get the best usability. For better understanding, ...
3
votes
1answer
143 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
449 views

Are bright colors needed to entice users to a simple UI (e.g. productivity apps)?

This is a screenshot from a windows store productivity app called OneCloudDrive. As this is a productivity app, I have tried to keep the UI simple and pleasing to eyes. Is this really a correct ...
3
votes
4answers
653 views

Best way to choose color combination from palette?

I have the following scenario: This is a color picker for a software we're developing. Basically we have different Groups for Items and Items are displayed as boxes in a grid with a given color ...
3
votes
1answer
706 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
410 views

Colour stripes in chart

I've been given a very limited colour palette to work with for a number of charts. Because the palette is limited, it's been suggested that using the same colours but with patterns such as stripes (...
3
votes
1answer
136 views

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 / ??? ...
3
votes
1answer
489 views

Specifying semantic colors in design manuals

Is there any meta-analysis of Corporate Design Manuals or a guideline for developing CDs that includes which semantics CDMs associate with colors? What are they like, i.e. which kinds of semantic ...
3
votes
1answer
114 views

Choice of color - logo, scheme matches with error message color

Most often than not, the scheme of the website has to match that of the logo. When the logo has a RED, on a page it becomes unavoidable not to have a RED colored alerts, warnings, error messages ...
3
votes
0answers
71 views

How does background,text colors affects user's experience in reading? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate(s): Choosing a set of colors Is this color readable? What is the best color combination for on screen reading? My QUESTION - How does background and text colors affects User ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
5answers
3k views

Does grey always represents disabled condition?

Recently I updated the style of our admin module of a web app. The buttons were redesigned and new colors were introduced for various states. In various sections, I have the small question mark icon, ...
2
votes
2answers
414 views

Why is red associated to greatness in some websites?

I have been lately wondering why some websites who rank products associate the red colour to being good and green with being bad. Isn't red usually associated to danger or to something you want to ...
2
votes
4answers
244 views

Which version of this upcoming beer app UI do you think is more effective and why? [closed]

I am trying to decide which version of my layout to go with from a color and post layout perspective. Any reasoning for your choice would be really helpful! http://forrst-production.s3.amazonaws.com/...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How many primary colours should my web page design have? [closed]

Is there any possible number of colours that I am forced not to exceed according to ux principles? for example : am I able to use 3 or 4 primary colours in w web page design?
2
votes
1answer
753 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
86 views

Colors on digital platforms as per time/season

Is there any research/article on colors good for particular time of day or particular season? I am in need of something which can atleast guide me in the direction and if I don't find much work on ...
2
votes
2answers
132 views

Compare two distinct groups of data with colors

I have three types of notes, User Note, System Note(, Communication Note(. I have 3 Events. Each event has multiple notes of type User Note, System Note, Communication note. I am trying to determine ...
2
votes
3answers
230 views

Denote different color schemes in a list setting iOS

In my app, a person can have a variable amount of lists they've created. Each of these lists can have their very own color scheme. In the view where all the lists are shown that the user has created, ...
2
votes
3answers
223 views

Color Combination

I am trying to create a webpage and I don't know much about UX. I am quite confused about the colour combination of text. Like here(in the picture) I used two different colours for the Title and Tag ...
2
votes
4answers
295 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
128 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
131 views

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)...
2
votes
2answers
251 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
626 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
160 views

Colors for the date period

I'm want to emphasise date period(2 dates: start and end) in table cell. Usually it's green for start and red for the end, but I believe it'll be too distracting...
2
votes
1answer
159 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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,...
2
votes
1answer
380 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
517 views

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?
2
votes
3answers
569 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

'Open' signs on commercial buildings - why are most of them red? [closed]

I am in the process of designing a nice OPEN sign, and I noticed that the vast majority of them are red. This seems bizarre to me, yet green open signs look odd. I just wondered if anybody knew why ...
2
votes
2answers
89 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
193 views

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? ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
213 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
241 views

What is a good color indicator for showing upcoming dates?

I have a web page that shows a list of due dates. i have it in a table like this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups\ I am making dates that are in the past (...
2
votes
1answer
271 views

What algorithm to use to change colors on dusk / dawn? [closed]

I have a fullscreen program (written in Python / Tkinter if this matters) which is displayed 24h/24 on a typical monitor. I would like to use correct colors (correct = physiological) to move from a ...
2
votes
1answer
230 views

Resources explaining how to approach UI theming

I'm looking for resources that best describe picking and using colors within a user interface. For example, elements that are good to color and elements that should have no or little color impact. I ...
2
votes
1answer
560 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
125 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Generic input and output colours

I'm developing a game which features various power creating devices, machines that require power and cables to link the two together. Because of a bug that caused the cables to drag power from the all ...
2
votes
5answers
235 views

Do you account for colours looking different depending on the background?

I have a website with a white background, but dark grey header. I like to use #09F (light blue) for hyperlink text, but they look a lot different depending on whether the background is dark or light. ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

Better to Auto-change skins or allow selection?

I am designing a site with 3 basic skins. Each skin corresponds to a "team". Generally these teams face off about once a week or so in major tournaments, and one of the 3 teams will always win. For ...
2
votes
0answers
119 views

Color grade system A,B,C,D,F [closed]

Hhhh, in my new porject I have color grade system that looks like this, but my A(A-,A+) and B(..) is very similar(color) and they are very difficult to distinguish. Any ideas how to do it *nicely ? *-...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

Basic color scheme for great readability [closed]

Are there any good recommendations for web site color scheme that provide good readability e.g. body text color (body) main heading color (h1) sub heading color(h2, h3 etc) background color border ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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 ...