It is no secret in the design world that choosing a color pallet is of utmost importance for ensuring the online success of your product or service. Colors arethe first thing that your audience notices, by default. It sets the first step of an emotional to connect as to how your customers will perceive your brand or service. So you see how the use of color is a powerful tool in establishing a brand identity.
We take a look at the statistics-
- Approximately 85% of people claim that they make purchase decisions based on color.
- Color boosts brand recognition by almost 80%
- Approximately 90% of the purchase is based on the overall visual appearance of the brand or website.
A color pallet depends on the type of service, or the domain your business is into. E.g. if you are running a fashion business the use of bright, dark colors will suit the purpose; However, if you are an NGO or have a clinic, a subtle shade with cool colors such as (white, blue, or green) will fit the bill appropriately.
At Bright Pixel, a top Website Design Company in Pune, it is our constant endeavor to design websites suitable to the client’s needs and services. For a strategic web design, it is important to make use of color theory and color psychology.
Before we understand how to choose a color pallet for your website let us understand a basic color theory-
Color theory in short is the science of how colors work. There are 3 basic categories of colors and those are primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary are the ones that do not get mixed (red, blue, and yellow). Secondary are the ones that are created by mixing two colors (orange, purple, and green) Tertiary colors are the ones created by mixing primary and secondary colors (magenta, vermillion, teal, amber)
How to choose a color scheme for your website? Based on the above points the first step is to decide on choosing the primary colors.
We give you some examples of the same-
- Primary color Red- Implies excitement, passion, strength, and vigor (normally used for luxury products)
The brand associated- Lego, CNN, Red Bull YouTube, Netflix, and Toyota.
- Primary color Blue- Implies trust, loyalty, dependability, Security, and Logic (normally used in the medical and corporate sector)
The brand associated- PayPal, Skype, Samsung, Oral B, Intel, and Ford.
- Primary color Yellow- Implies youth, cheerfulness, optimism, intellect, happiness, and freshness. (normally used for eatables, and anything associated with the communication)
- The brand associated – Maggi, Lays, National Geographic, Good Year tires, Idea network.
Choosing additional colors-
Once a primary color is decided then the next process is to choose a secondary or a tertiary color that will complement the primary colors. Normally secondary and primary colors go well with each other; especially when one has to use a CTA (call to action button) Yellow (primary) will complement purple and blue (primary) will complement orange.
Choosing background colors for your website-
Choosing a good background color is extremely important for your website as it will form the very base of your overall website. It is a standard practice that choosing off-white or more muted or pastel shades of primary colors will always look good. This way you can be more dynamic by using other colors and creating a color theme for your website. E.g. if you have a fruit selling business oranges, the colors that can go with the website can be white and orange. Or a combination of white, orange, and green (to signify it as an eatable or fruit)
Understanding typography color-
Choosing an appropriate typo color is the final icing on the cake for the website. You cannot just absolutely go wrong with it. Why? If people are not able to read the information how are they going to find out about your product or service?
It is recommended to choose a typo color that used tints of grey, and black and has a more softer and inviting look. People should be easily able to read the information without causing any strain to the eyes. It is also important to note that bright-colored typefaces should be used for certain important bits of information or trivia.
While choosing a color pallet for your website, experimentation is great however with the right use of colors.
Choosing a color pallet for the website should never be a matter of personal preferences. It should be a well-thought-out process, keeping in mind design standards, current website trends, and most importantly what is your brand associated with.
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