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A Web Designer`s Guide to Colors
By: Katie Gatto
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    Table of Contents:
  • A Web Designer`s Guide to Colors
  • The Meanings of Individual Colors to End Users
  • Using Color Combinations
  • Using Specific Color Combinations
  • Color Combination Cautions

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    A Web Designer`s Guide to Colors - Using Specific Color Combinations

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    Black and White

    This can suggest either elegance or sterility, depending on the design.

    Black and Any Other Color

    When you make this combination, the other color is taking center stage. Just beware of other very dark colors, as you may give muddled impressions.

    White and Any Other Color

    When you choose whites, you are giving a clean impression. Just be aware that with other light colors you may give a childish impression.

    Pink and Blue

    Use this combination in its lighter incarnation, and you'd best be talking about babies. Pairing a darker shade, like navy, with a deeper pink, gives a feminine yet professional feel.

    Red and Green

    This combination is traditionally reserved for Christmas so if you use it for anything else, change the shades to avoid this connotation.

    Blue and Silver

    Like red and green, this combination can have a religious connotation, so keep an eye on your shades.

    Purple and Gold

    The height of opulence, these colors can suggest royalty, or in certain contexts, Papacy. Keep context in mind to avoid subtext.

    Red and Pink or Red, Pink and White

    You've just entered the domain of romance, so tread lightly if this is not your intention.

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