Web Colors

United States
December 7, 2006 3:55pm CST
I have noticed that most websites I go to are blue. do you think colors make a difference in how people view your site. I know that you don't want bright neon colors, but what colors are good?
3 responses
• Canada
7 Dec 06
From what I've found when I've been researching different kinds of sites, blue is a predominant colour among web sites. I'm not sure the meaning of it all, though I know they say that red can make you angry and all that, so maybe blue makes you calm and happy and want to stay on the site? I'm not really sure. I think I'll go and look up what emotions all the colours are supposed to evoke again, and see what they say about blue.
• United States
7 Dec 06
Wow, I did not know that about the color red. That isn't good because I was designing a site for a friend and the color was red. Considering what the site is for I don't think they want people angry. lol Thanks for the tip.
• Canada
7 Dec 06
It really all depends on the kind of red. If you use a soft or muted red, that's a safe bet, a bright red can work in certain sites, depending on the subject and audience, but if you use a harsh red, that could evoke anger. It all depends just what reds are used on the site.
@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
7 Dec 06
Yes, Survey from internet you only have 10 seconds time to show your website to make people interested on it. of course color make difference in people looks on your website. there is 2 colors almost used on any website, first black and second white (as background color).
• United States
8 Dec 06
10 seconds. dang. I had no idea. I can kind of see that though. We are always quick to judge a book by its cover. Now that I think about it when I look at sites I really do judge them more by the appearance before looking deeper into the site.
• United States
7 Jan 07
I would say that the colors you use depend on the theme and subject of your site. You should be consistent with whatever you go with. No set of colors is liked by everyone. Usability easy of reading should have priority. Many sites nowadays let you change color schemes. I think msn.com does as well.