Impact of Colors in Web Designing

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Designing websites isn’t only about creating something tempting. Thought has to be put in to all design related choices. Selection of colors can even stand between the success and failure of a website.


Choosing the Right Color

So you have to set up a good grouping of graphics and content on your website, but have you ever thought about the colors? If not, then you must, because colors are as vital part of your website as the graphics or content.

The colors you select for your web design creates a lot of disparity. Being conscious that a smattering of colors can lead to an emotional reaction is the key to choose right colors for a website. Knowing what colors have a calming result and which cause feelings of anticipation can choose color scheme very easily.

Colors can also be used to make difference and awareness to a design. Colors can direct users to definite parts of a webpage.

Color perception changes from one person to another. Color perception problems are more wide spread than people think, and have more causes and variations.

Colors are Everywhere

Colors have a deep affect on the moods of people. There are few colors that have certain effect on a person and summon particular emotions in them and as we know, emotions can be very hazardous to business. Let us see how colors effect the emotions of people through website.

Choosing the Right Color

  • Black is related with power, sophistication, modification, riches and mystery. In designing for the website, it can be used successfully with bolder colors to generate good contrast.
  • White is related with clean, simple, calm and purity. White color is used on websites a lot; it can communicate a sense of style and suggests that the content of website is sturdy enough to stand alone without any strong visual aid. White is a great color to utilize on a website’s background to create a sagacity of space and modernism.
  • With intensions to lust, anger, fire and power – the color Red, to be used carefully, as it can be a great way to direct the user’s concentration to a certain area.
  • Related with color Blue, gives feeling of cold, royalty, stillness and air, blue is the best-used color for corporate websites. It generates a very different reaction to color Red.
  • Green represents nature, environment, peace and luck. Green is a successful color to use for a soothing consequence.
  • Envoy of joy, happiness, warning and energy, the color Yellow has a comparable affect to Red, although it is not as popular. Yellow can be used to highlight areas of a website. However, if it’s used too much, it can be an irresistible.
  • Inspiring up feelings of style, novelty, fashion and modification, the color Grey is frequently used on places that cover fashion, design and tech.
  • Purple is an amalgamation of blue and red. It does have the highlights of red, but has more bold properties than blue. It mixes up the images of royalty, faith and luxury. However, it isn’t regularly used color in designing websites.
  • Brown, mainly the lighter end can be very calming. Beige is also a popular color in web design as it gives an earthy and tranquil feeling. It also means tradition, poverty and Earth.

Knowing about what colors symbolize and their subconscious power can be of great advantage when designing websites. Knowing about the target audience, designers can choose colors considerately which connect to the end user thus making the website look eye-catching and tempting.

E-commerce websites can be amended by directing the user in the direction of the purchase button by drawing attention and building contrast.

The Author, Steeve, works in web design at PLAVEB Corporation. He has vast experience in website designing and has good knowledge in choosing colors for website. He has more than 5 years of experience in web designing.

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8 Comments.

  1. Sriraj says:

    Is there something like web safe colors similar to web safe fonts?

    • The color is specified in hex and is interpreted by the browser. Modern browsers can read everything, so I believe the usage, Web safe colors is archaic. Web Safe fonts are not, unfortunately.

  2. Ethan D says:

    You can never over estimate the power of having the right color spread on your site. It will say a lot about what you are trying to tell your visitors. You do not want to give them the wrong impression.

  3. LIC says:

    Colors are the most important part on a website. It do attract if the colors are well placed on the site and it will distract a user it is not uniformed properly.

  4. Colors are always important weather its Life or Web Designing, Perfect use of colors can create magic for Web Design. Look and Feel of Website depends on the Colors Scheme, because colors also can attached with visitors emotion and nature.

  5. I agree with LIC Thanks for sharing this useful information ! Hope that you will with the continuous kind of stuff you are doing.

    Alex..!

  6. choosing the right color can make or break the entire project. I have learned that the hard way while developing my website and logo. It can be hard to locate the perfect graphic designer but if there are many good ones out there if you look hard enough.

  7. Rebecca Smith says:

    Nice and informative article. Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’ve also considered the “color topic” and write an article about colors in Web Design, hope you’ll find something new and interesting in my post:)) Here it is: http://www.oddmag.com/web-design/color-magic-how-to-choose-proper-colors-for-your-website/

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