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04-07-2003, 02:42 PM
I have been looking at different different web sites to see what colors are most commonly used. Most of the time what I saw was blue color with a dash of orange, yellow or dark red. Is it that blue color is a very common color to use in a web site?

Also how can I determine what color to use in a web page? Are there any rules? Or a designer can just pick matching colors and use it to do the web page for a corporate web site?

Some time ago I saw an article which might be of interest to post here:


04-07-2003, 03:20 PM
There are a number of "rules" for chosing and matching colors; there's a number of sites as well dealing with this subject, and the issue has appeared recently in these forums.
When designing a corporate web site, often the company has ideas about which colors they'd like to see on their website; blue has a "cool" and "busines-like" look and that's probably why it's a favorite color on many sites.
Do a search on these forums on subjects like "using color" or "color matching" and you'll probably find a number of threads containing info and links to interesting sites.

04-07-2003, 03:39 PM
Thanks ronaldb66 I searched the forum and got a lot of interesting stuff. :)

04-07-2003, 05:37 PM
Also there are "valid" colors to use too.

Some pages of interest:


Also with CSS it is proper to specify the hex number for a color and not a name, so this may interest you: http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_colornames.asp

04-07-2003, 07:47 PM
This site seems to be dedicated to that topic:

moreCrayons (http://www.morecrayons.com/)

... and from their resources section, this site may give you something else to consider:

Color Vision (http://www.iamcal.com/toys/colors/)

04-07-2003, 08:22 PM
some more color advice:

04-08-2003, 06:45 PM
go to www.webxpertz.net/forums then click general chat. Do a search with this string

"colour does it really matter?"

you should come up with a thread with the same title, click it, read it, use it. :D