A life without colors is dull. Colors with their beauty and liveliness are known to cheer up anyone! None of us likes a dull, cloudy day, a blackout or an old motion picture. And what is the reason? The definite answer is the lack of colors, which defines the lack of life.
The same is true when it comes to designing a website. An optimal combination of hues is absolutely necessary to attract the daily user. The appearance of your website is the major factor in retaining 90% of your customer base. It is effective in creating the first impression on the user. It should therefore soothe his mood and emotions, while being a delight to the eyes.
A web designer should not avoid the art of choosing the perfect colors when he designs the website. Here are five of the most common color combinations that he should avoid:
- Bright colors alongside another bright color: Using a combination of several bright colors side by side is a blunder as it leads to a color headache for the reader. I’m a color addict, so I can’t say that you must not use bold colors, but overdoing the color is totally no-no.
- Light colors on a white background: You should always refrain from using light colored strokes on a white background. Today, this is recognized as the most common mistake made by web designers and developers.
- Fluorescent colors: These colors might seem to appear full of vibrancy and life. But for a reader of a web page, this is a blunder. It is seriously irritating and unsettling to the eyes. You can opt for such combos for a retro backdrop, but if you need to soothe the vision and mood, this is definitely not the option.
- Pitch black: We all are in love with the color black. It’s amazing on attires, shoes, or when you want to give yourself a polished and trimmed look. However, if it comes to website design, excessive use of black might give a dismal and depressing outlook. So it’s better to go with some other colors. You know what I mean?
- Dual combo of red and green: We all know of color blindness and red plus blue are a big headache for those with this syndrome. It poses a difficulty of differentiating between the two. So never use this combination without inserting another color in between.
By using high-contrast and too much sharp color next to each other you’re confusing the brain and eyes of visitors.