Can I have you opinion on this?

Need your opinion - Which Colour would suit the background better
@iwrite (5042)
Singapore
July 25, 2010 11:08pm CST
Hello nice people of mylot, I have been busy trying to design my website, and I hit a block and would like to ask for opinion as my background of the template is grey, I hope to design a simple logo to suit the website, However I could not make up my mind. Would you be able to give me some suggestions. Which color do you think is more suitable for my background color?
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17 responses
• United States
26 Jul 10
It would depend on your entire theme, go and aim for professionalism as people do not take too many vibrant colors seriously. So if you go with gray make sure the other colored themes do not overpower the gray.
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• United States
26 Jul 10
I like the strong burgundy. Take a look at my profile where I have crowngpt. I love that website it is so professional looking. In fact when I get my chance to build my website that is the type of color I would like to use.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
I have a look at crowngpt, I agree it is well design site simple and nice, I hope, when my site is done, it would be good as well. I am trying to keep the design clean and simple. I would hope to launch within 2 months from today.
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
26 Jul 10
For me the web sites that are overloaded with text and have striking colors are not very attractive. I like the green with shades and very simple texts that are short but informative. I think now you got so many opinions that you are more confused than before.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
Satenik Well it would be for my logo, which I intend to make it simple, just some text. Some of the most recognizable brands, like coke cola, IBM, facebook, myspace are simple text. Look at mylot too. It is made up of some simple letter with strong colors. However I am not as big as them so I think I would be slightly more creative.
@Satenik (102)
• Armenia
26 Jul 10
Can we see the final design when you are done? It's interesting.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
Well I have done something today, although some of the stuff are not fixed, you can have a preview at travelot.co no m ok
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
I prefer the green one. Yellow is sometimes too striking. It creates a "warning" message on the human eye. Orange on the other hand can be versatile, but if you end up choosing the wrong shade of orange, your website might look like distracting in the eye. So I stay with green ,whatever shade of green you choose, you will still end up okey, not too striking but still entertaining and attractive to the eye.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
thanks JOIEMARVIC, Thanks not only did you give your opinion, you even explain your choice. I think it helped a lot. When my design is done, I would let you have a look again and perhaps you can give more opinion.
@ctrlor (76)
• China
26 Jul 10
agree with JOIEMARVIC
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
noted, I hope to get a bigger opinion source before I set on the design.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
26 Jul 10
yellow is always a good one as it tends to demand attention.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
27 Jul 10
quita88, The point is yellow is the strongest color, research has shown, yellow is actually the color that grabs attention. People would be the first color people see. It is stronger than red.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
27 Jul 10
I always am drawn to a yellow page too. I use a yellow highliter too to bring my words to everyone's attention. Why not use yellow then?
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Depends on what kind of website you are going to do. Like if it's for kids, should be colorful, if for business, it should be more formal, technology, should be a bit futuristic like silver. What is your theme?
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
I am doing a travel site online, it is meant for general viewing that is why I look at sites like mylot, facebook, myspace, as the main source as I think they are the top acts here. so what do you think is suitable?
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
That's simple, WHITE. Or something like the color of sand. Can also be mint green. It should be something relaxing to look, so the viewers can actually 'feel' the contents of your website virtually.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
29 Jul 10
I think that you might be able to make a good chioce from checking out the color schemes on microsoft word. There are a lot of colors on there that are used together in a way that is supposed to be appealing to the eye. I personally like the gray with blue lettering but it would also depend on the type of website you are creating.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
30 Jul 10
Well I have done some checks on my own, however I like to get people's opinion. you see when I created the site is for other and not myself. So I would like to find out what people like.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
I guess alot depends on the shade of grey in your blog, as well as size and shape of your logo?? Because different sizes of things, brings about different feeling to the color application.. hehe ^_^ For me, green will be a nice color though, such as leaf green, or really light lime green.. haha =D Red can be an option too, if u dun mind it being too bright.. haha =D
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
What you see on the picture is the shade of the grey color so with the 3 put together which do you think is the best combination?
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
28 Jul 10
If you mean "Winning Arena" from your profile, I had difficulty getting that to load in my browser. There were scripts that my firewall did not permit to run. What did come up has a white background, not grey. I tried
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
drannhh, I am sorry about that I am not updating my other blog enough, but this one is more important as it is a community as more that one person effort here. I do not want to let my friends down. Cheers.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
27 Jul 10
I wouldn’t go for anything too bright for the text; I would stick to plain black. In regards to the background colour it is difficult to decide without any idea what the site will be about. If the colours in your illustration are the choices I would choose green I guess but I would really need to take a look to decide.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
paula27661, Well the normal text would be black, I am just using some color on my logo so that it would stand out on the grey background. Green is a popular color here.
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@celticeagle (111860)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jul 10
I think grey is a very good chose of color for the background. I love pink and grey but really grey goes with everything. How about green? With green you can use like a neon green for the headlines and forest green for the writing and so forth. Blue is also a nice color but I think it is too close to grey to be a good chose.
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
Yes I think green is a nice color too, I have not tested with pink, perhaps I should, after all I hope to attract many girls to the site. hahaha.
@ehsanji (503)
• Pakistan
27 Jul 10
have you ever been to Yahoo's website? By default, you see the background is sort of a silver color with black, orange, yellow fonts and font style they keep are arial, and Tahoma in size 10 or 8. This looks so cool on any website. Or you can go to Facebook.com and see the background, which is mostly white, with sky blue colors on. The upper side and left and right sides of the page. Or you can go to CNN.com and have an idea from their web-page. Now CNN.com uses mostly red colors with fonts arial 10 or 8 bold. Or you can go to BBC.com and have an idea by looking at their webpage. They mostly use Verdana with some cool background colors such as navy blue and golden colors. The reason why I'm suggesting to go to does websites is because they are some big companies and they surely have great web designers. Good luck!
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
Yahoo site is very plain with a strong purple yahoo! logo. That is what I saw. anyway I guess I would not be able to do that would I? most big companies like you mention have simple logo, like cnn and bbc too
@curtie (20)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I would say the orange one. It would make your website look more professional, and it would give it a more sheek look to your website
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
So far the selection is between the green and the orange, I personally prefer the orange too, as it is one of the color I like better, Those have seen my website think orange is more suitable. however just on the background and color then think green is good.
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jul 10
I love green because it symbolizes life. Whenever I design something like blogs and website I always include green color. I love to see green things. Maybe another reason I am a nature lover so it means alot for me as human being. We have different opinion in figuring things so it also matters on what color you like not from other, if you want gray go for it.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
27 Jul 10
julyteen green is nice to me too, pleasing on the eye, I am still going through the selection process. I think it is between the green and the orange. let you know the outcome again
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
26 Jul 10
Sweetie, you have to be very careful using colors on webpages. Keep it simple and easy to read. If you have a light grey background, go for black. Don't use yellow or blue it is very hard on the eyes. I know you want to make the best of your webpage, but you have to think of the people who will read and look at your webpage. Hope that helped. TATA.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
saphrina My main issue is I am not a good programmer so try to leave the template as it is and change what I would be able to. I thought the colors are nice and bright and hopefully remain people of cheerful and happy things. Yes that is why I am asking people for their opinion, and I hope you all would give me the support when it is done too.
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
I agree with the one above, maybe it would help if we could see the overall look of your site and its theme as well. It will help in choosing the right color for the background. But at the onset, from the image you have provided, green would be a good choice because 1) it's cool on the eyes and 2)it's not a "screaming" color as compared to yellow, if you know what I mean. Is the background you used the same one you'll be using on your site? If you could opt for a lighter shade of orange, that would seem okay as well. Good luck on the design and hope to see how your site would look like.
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
moonchild117, thanks for your insight, before I introduce my site to the world, I guess I would try to engage you again to see what you think of the site. I think green is good too, my research on colors, green is easy on the eyes, orange is energy and yellow is happy. That is why I trying to figure between these three colors.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
It would be nice if we could checkout your website, or if you gave us an idea of what the site is all about. That way we can help you pick the right colors that would be suitable for it. I haven't read the other responses yet, but i hope you get help from MyLotters :)
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@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
Well my site is still in progress, I love to show you now but it is but a blank page, as in the months before I had some issues with my web designer, However now I decide to take over job it would take some time unless I am able to find someone else to help me with it.
• United States
9 Aug 10
Web hosting and design (abitosunshine) is one of my business ventures, so I would be happy to assist you. Though, without more specific information it is a bit difficult to offer suggestions. Basically, consider your target audience and make your web home feel exactly like your home, you want your guests to be comfortable. As for a logo, it needs to be eye catchy but not obtrusive. It should also be one that can readily be used in small and large versions, as your website logo is like your business card ... visually, people with associate you and your website with your logo.