Designing for the Web: Are There Colors You Should Avoid?
- Hard on the eyes, less readable
- Neon backgrounds = overpowering
Try this instead: Remove the brightness so they have a darker and more subtle look.
- Vibrating colors
- Kind of annoying to look at
- Gives an aggressive vibe
Try this instead: Avoid them. If you must use them separate then with a neutral color.
- Light on light / Dark on dark / Bright on bright
- Hard to read
- Not enough contrast
Try this instead: Use more contrasting colors.
- Too many colors
- Overpowering/ overwhelming
Try this instead: Have some limit to the number of colors. Personally, 5 different colors is pushing it, especially for web design. Use color blocking. The style lets you use a wider variety of colors without it being too much.
- “K” black
- Becomes flat digitally
- Best for printed work
Try this instead: Use a black with hints of coloring or use the very dark shades of colors that are almost black, lighten to gray, use a black with a little more of a bluish tone to offset orange or yellow hues and the other way around.