Selecting Apt Color Scheme For Website Design


Submitted by kumud | Category: Web Design | Published on Feb 09, 2012
 
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It is to be noted that white text on a black or dark blue backdrop can be striking and attractive, but at the same time it can be strikingly difficult to read. The thumb rule is to steer clear of it unless your aim is to design a website th

   Nothing strikes more than black text on a white backdrop for making a crispy, neat and easy to comprehend web pages with real presence. The black and white merger also suits best for pages that contain have a lot many colorful images. It's no catastrophe that nearly all major leading websites, ranging from news sites to auction houses, e-commerce sites to search engines are using this classy black and white combination for developing their website design.

Color Pallete

But on many counts one needs to add a color schemes to the website to depict a theme or make a statement, thus, drawing the attention of the potential customers through a visually intriguing website. It is advisable to adhere to the golden rule of suing color i.e., use restraint. Except if your aim is to develop a revival site or a page devoted to psychedelics, you don't want the web pages to run riot with too many colors.

    Here are few methods to inject a splatter of color without letting the colors overtake the theme and information of the web page.

Utilize Monochrome

  Make the best use of black, white and one alternate dark color shade. The new color can be sparingly used to highlight a vital design component, like subcategories in an article. A large number of websites use a brand name and simple to recognize brand signature color for specific links, menus and text. A monochrome website needless to say looks sophisticated, clean and uncomplicated, devoid of confusing riot of colors.

Utilize Light Colored Backdrops

  Occasionally, a light shade of color in the backdrop is all that is required need to make the website design attractive. For instance, a mild tan or gold could imply classiness or sophistication. Light tones of pinks and yellows can lure shoppers to instantly purchase a sleepwear or other products specifically designed for females. Select the background color cautiously, and make it clear enough that the text still shows unmistakably.  Black text on a dark background spells doom and visitors will not be keen on browsing the website.

Utilize Color Within A Box

  Web designers regularly use shaded boxes to emphasize vital elements of a web page. A light shaded background contained by a box of text will attract the attention of the customers hence; this space needs to be used judiciously. Select a transparent shade that harmonizes the rest of the website design. It is recommended that light text on a dark background must be avoided on the website, as this combination makes the text illegible.

White Text Must Be Used Cautiously

  It is to be noted that white text on a black or dark blue backdrop can be striking and attractive, but at the same time it can be strikingly difficult to read. The thumb rule is to steer clear of it unless your aim is to design a website that appears to be ultramodern, unusual or depressing. And by any dint even if you are a part of these categories, you can create a stronger impact with a white background and a handful of well-picked graphics with flashy electric color combinations. If you are in awe of the look created by white text on black, then it can be best used in the header of the website for a dramatic effect.

    Lastly, remember that the web design is an image of the company and can turn off customers if the colors used aren’t apt for the product or service.
 

 

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