Website Design - Choosing Your Colors Wisely

Written by Shell Harris

When designing a website choose colors wisely. Remember, colors convey emotions and emotions can heavily influence your decision-making process. Your choice of colors for your website should mirrorrepparttar message and/or feeling you to hope to communicate torepparttar 143640 viewer. Let's take a look at some colors and what they mean to you and your website.

Blue -repparttar 143641 color of stability Blue is a color of peace, harmony, tranquility, health, coolness, confidence, loyalty, conservatism, dependability and technology. Blue is a safe choice for most uses. It causesrepparttar 143642 brain to send off 11 chemical tranquilizers and is a wonderful calming color. It is a preferred color for corporate America, but avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking because blue suppresses appetite.

Negatives: Depression, coldness,obscenity, conservatism and winter

Red -repparttar 143643 color of passion Red isrepparttar 143644 color of passion, strength, energy, fire, love, excitement, speed, leadership and power. When using red in your website design it is best to us it as an accent color. This color does not usually work well with greens or purples ofrepparttar 143645 same intensity, causing a vibrating effect onrepparttar 143646 eyes. It is a perfect color for 'Buy Now' or 'Click Here' buttons on Internet banners and websites as it attractsrepparttar 143647 eye.

Negatives: Danger, fire, blood, war, anger, stop, revolution, radicalism and aggression

Yellow -repparttar 143648 color of ideas Yellow can convey sunlight, joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, wealth (gold), summer and hope. It isrepparttar 143649 brightest color and intellectuals love yellow. It takes more chemicals inrepparttar 143650 eye to seerepparttar 143651 color yellow. Websites targeting older people should look at other colors as yellow can make them feel anxious or angry.

Negatives: Cowardice, illness, hazards, dishonesty and avarice

Green -repparttar 143652 color of nature Green implies movement, nature, spring, fertility, youth, environment, money (US), good luck, safety and generosity. It isrepparttar 143653 most restful color forrepparttar 143654 human eye and it can improve vision. Green works well as an accent or secondary color. Use green to indicate safety when advertising products that may be considered dangerous, such as medicines. Olive green isrepparttar 143655 traditional color of peace.

Negatives: Inexperience, envy, misfortune, jealousy, illness and greed

Orange -repparttar 143656 color of energy Orange conveys creativity, confidence, balance, heat, enthusiasm, flamboyance and playfulness. Orange increases oxygen supply torepparttar 143657 brain, producing an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and children's products such as toys.

An Easy Way to Choose Attractive Color Combinations

Written by Sunil Tanna

An Easy Way to Choose Attractive Color Combinations by Sunil Tanna of Answers 2000

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Lots of people struggle to come up with attractive color combinations when designing logos, banners or web sites. So, here's an easy technique that only takes a few minutes.

What You Need:

1. An image that you like, maybe one that you think ties in withrepparttar 143625 theme of whatever you're designing.

2. A paint program with an eye dropper tool.


1. Loadrepparttar 143626 image into your paint program.

2. If you want a color scheme consisting of colors that are inrepparttar 143627 browser color-safe palette, and your paint program (not every program does) has a function to convert images into color-safe palettes, use it now.

If you don't know what I mean by color-safe palette, see

If your want color-safe colors, but your paint program doesn't have a function to convert images into it, don't worry, I'll show you how to convert colors manually atrepparttar 143628 end of this article. In this case, proceed with steps 3 and 4, and then atrepparttar 143629 end manually convert each of your chosen colors to browser-safe colors usingrepparttar 143630 method explained below.

3. Now userepparttar 143631 eye dropper tool to paint program to pick-up one ofrepparttar 143632 most prominent colors inrepparttar 143633 image. Somewhere in your paint program there should be a function to give yourepparttar 143634 Red, Green and Blue values (three numbers) forrepparttar 143635 color selected (in some paint programs it's even displayed inrepparttar 143636 status bar). Make a note ofrepparttar 143637 three numbers.

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