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the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue and others

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Color for “Edit”

In the Bootstrap color scheme, the Danger button is red, OK/Confirm/Success buttons are green, secondary is gray (for Cancel and such), etc. I want to have an Edit button to go along with my "Delete" ...
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On a directory tree with color based legend, how to best represent multiple colors?

On one of our web apps we have a directory structure viewer with a legend and certain highlight colors for folders and files which have special meaning. In the majority of cases where the app is used, ...
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Color vs. Monchrome menu items

I'm working on an app that is a bit limited in functionality and the menu is simply a group of icons on the initial landing page. Although the app interface is limited, it does allow for custom icons. ...
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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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Donut chart colours for success/warnings/errors

We have a site that is brandable (colours) for each client. There is an area of the site that has donut charts that represent the following four items: Success Warnings Errors Exclusions We thought ...
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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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Should the hamburguer button have the same color as links?

For consistency and to make users recognize quickly clickable links/buttons, "the color of a button should depend on its state and its purpose"*. In the case of the hamburguer button it does not ...
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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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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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Choosing a color palette based on geographical location of the product

Have you seen a color palette choice based on the geographical location for websites, applications, etc.? Do color palettes for regions exist? Do you know any examples of websites using this sort of ...
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what is the purpose of using Color Contrast Tool?

what is the purpose of using Color Contrast Tool? It's just background and text checking or icon checking?
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What is the best color for an inactive icon that has red tabbar as navbar?

I have this problem, where I try to color the inactive icon as gray, but it doesn't seem right. Here's the picture How do i solve this problem? what kind of color is suitable for an inactive icon on ...
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Using color to define interactivity

I'm designing a website and I want to make it clear which elements are interactive. Usually clickable elements are highlighted with color. But I've seen many websites where color that defined ...
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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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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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Categorise individual cells in data table

I'm working on a data product, and there is a requirement to categorise individual cells. This is currently achieved by changing the colour of the text within that cell, for example, black = real ...
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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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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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How to show linear progression of color mixes from primary, to secondary, to tertiary colors?

I am making a game, and in said game the goal is to mix colors to progress up the level of colors (primary color to secondary, secondary to tertiary) based on the standard RYB color scale seen below. ...
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A UI/UX developer with color-blindness. Good or Bad idea or maybe a challenge?

I'm working as a front-end developer. I used to work on JavaScript technologies. But when it comes to UX and about choosing colors and stuff which I'm not able to understand well due to color ...
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Is it okay to use orange color for buttons and red for warning messages/buttons?

I am having a navbar with a search functionality that has two buttons "Search" and "Advanced". My primary color is blue #2a7ab0 I use that for buttons and some text. Text color on the blue button is ...
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Does a text editor on a dark interface need to use a black page?

I'm doing a dark interface for a program that includes a text editor. While the program uses different shades of dark grey and blue, my main "page" is currently white. This is positive because: The ...
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Color coding vs default buttons colors

Context: web project around social research with gamification. We've got 7 major project modules (polls, analytics, games etc) each with corresponding color. That color used in backgrounds, widgets, ...
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Why not use darker backgrounds instead of white?

Why do so many applications and web sites use a white, or very near white, as their background colour? Back in the days of yore when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, many graphical computing environments ...
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How should a coloured dropdown be styled using Google Material?

I am working on a project which is using Google Material UI. I have a set of production statuses that need to be displayed - they are selectable from a list but I am not sure what that list should ...
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Why are most pens (that we use to write) blue in color? [closed]

Not a curiosity. I have emailed several ink and pen&pencil production companies and until now I didn't get any kind of logical answer. The question is why most pens contain blue color rather than ...
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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 differences, android vs laptop and iphone

I developed a logo for an app I'm going to create. The problem is that on my phone the color is WAY off...like NEON. I checked it on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 and the same thing. On my son's ...
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How to visually indicate statuses in a matrix of information?

I'm designing a web app to help users track the status of several products over a 6 month period. We need to show a product's status for each month. A product has 1 of 5 statuses for each month. I'...
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Main difference between global and document colors in Sketch> [closed]

I would simply like to know the main difference between both type of colors in Sketch.
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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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Accepted color or treatment for negative numbers?

As most people know, red is a color used in many apps to display negative numbers, specially in financials. I also remember old calculators with paper rolls having that color by default for ...
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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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Colors of statuses in charts

I am creating a dashboard for a system where I will use various charts to display data to the user (as of now I have pie charts and line charts). The pie charts will display items with statuses for ...
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What are good colors for illustrating Up and Down?

Imagine a curtain, and two strings. Pulling one string brings it down, pulling the other brings it up. Usually in office environments, these two strings are the same color and this makes it so users ...
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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 is considered best practice for using color in website text?

I'm in charge of a website that looks more or less like this: It needs some work, but I'm mostly worried about defending one aspect of the design: keeping the text black or at least grayscale. My ...
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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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product details page with different variations

i am working on a product details page for an ecommerce website and i am dealing with complicated products like (sofa , bed ..etc) in these pages we have a lot of variation regarding colors and sizes. ...
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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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Why is blue used so often?

I recently noticed a lot (maybe half) of my icons are blue, or in a faint shade of blue. It's also true for the favicons in my browser bookmarks. The new Windows 10 default wallpaper is blue, and ...
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Having 4 colors in logo (like Google, Microsoft and eBay), for which kind of companies does work too? [closed]

Google, Microsoft, eBay (and some other corporate companies) use 4 colors in their logos: Blue, Red, Green and Yellow. How does it help their branding? And for which kind of companies does it work. ...
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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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What color for error messages for a form with a red background?

I have a big website with some forms. There are four background-colours for the form components. One of them is pink/red. Here the image and the error message: I can't change the form background-...
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How much darker should yellow be get the same contrast as other colors?

By how much should the color yellow be darkened to get the same contrast values as other colors displayed on a computer screen? This is something that i would do by sight, but i was wondering if ...
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Why is bright pink background a bad UX/UI?

A lot of people commenting on What color for error messages for a form with a red background? say that bright pink background is a bad UX/UI. Is it true? Is using bright red/pink as a background ...

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