What text and background colors match?

@markmoney (2868)
July 9, 2009 12:14am CST
What color combination can you suggest? What color is for text and what color is for the background? I'm really that not good in matching colors. But what I know is the two colors should be contrast to each other, one is light, and other one is dark. Can you suggest a color combination that is good for the eyes? Feel free to tell us.
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• Philippines
10 Jul 09
yes, true there should be contrast to the two colors. one should be dark and the other should be light. if the text should be dark color then the background should be light to make the text visible and easy to read. the same can be said if reversed. there are nice basic colors depending on the medium that you will use whether printed or visual presentation: - black and white: the ultimate contrasts - black background goes well with any text in warm colors in the color wheel from red, orange and yellow being the primary colors. (and vice versa) - white background goes well with any text in cool colors in the color wheel from violet, blue and green being the primary colors. (and vice versa) - combination of warm color and cool color is also great: best example is blue and yellow. you can be more playful in color combinations if it's on print. visual presentation should use more basic colors so it won't be stressful for the eyes or anyone who looks at it.
• United States
9 Jul 09
I always do my text in black, unless its something, that i really want to draw attention to. The background, i think a light color such as peach, yellow, etc.
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
9 Jul 09
If you want to paint Red letters choose a background of the combination of the remaining 2 primary colours. That is if you want to paint with RED letters, the background would be the combination of the remaining two primary colors. The remaining two colors are Yellow and Blue.Their combination will give you Green. So for red letters, the background would be Green.Similarly you work out for others.
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
hmm.. any dark color combined with white would be nice!:)
@derek_a (10902)
9 Jul 09
I much prefer to read black text on a white background as I find that is the easier to find. When there is color on color, sometimes it can be hard on the eyes. However, on my website, I tend to put all text in a frame with black on white, but the background around the frame is light blue. It seems to work for me. - Derek
@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
9 Jul 09
I think,combination between yellow and green will make live colour and show the bright,motivation.But,if you want the softess,I think you can choose white and blue or white and soft pink.Honestly,I'm not good as you to match the colour but I think that it's about sense.So,you are free to choose your colour.There is no fault if you make different,Maybe it will be new style.