Color me Periwinkle Web Design
When discussing great quality website design, whether with a client or amongst other designers, a debate of color eventually ensues the conversation. From designers telling you not to use the color red or yellow, from clients demanding you to design their entire website in periwinkle.
Periwinkle? Seriously, this has happened before. For more great ideas on web design, visit Web Unlimited. There are some common misconceptions about the role color plays on our eyes. First let me just say, the complexity of the human eye and the distribution differences of rods and cones among people, will result in people seeing colors quite differently sometimes.
Here are some common colors that will not likely get you into any trouble with users or customers:
Neutral Colors such as black, white, and gray can almost never get you into any trouble. They are probably the easiest colors to see and go well as a pair with almost any other color. See the color wheel and learn about matching colors by visiting this website.
The cool colors such as blue and purple, work very well and display a sense of loyalty. Many people love the colors blue and purple on the eyes, and designers recommend them being used for older web users.
The warm colors, such as yellow and red, are often touted as the worst colors to use on your website. Though I generally agree as far as the overall design, I have found them to be the most effective for call-to-actions.
I argue that it is not as much as the color that makes the difference on a website, but the contrast between colors. When designing the main site it should have little contrast to cause easiness on the eyes, but when looking for a call to action, the color should be distinctly contrasted with the background. So before you get into another debate about color, consider the contrast. To find out more about great web design click here.