Small business website mistakes: Violent Colour Clashes

Colour is important when it comes to website design. Whether a subtle hint of to complement your logo or a full patterned background, the right colour scheme can really catch a visitor’s eye. Unfortunately, some web designers and amateurs tend to go overboard when it comes to choosing a colour palette.

Who Got it Wrong:

You certainly couldn’t miss this site. Unfortunately, the bright yellow background needs to be toned down and it clashes with the other bright colours in the logo and border. Further bright colours in the text actually make the page uncomfortable to read for any length of time.

Who Got it Right:

Of course, a good website doesn’t have to be all black and white. Full colour backgrounds can work if they are put with complementary images and subtle text styles. The above website was created on the bOnline platform and makes use of a bold blue background accented with yellow highlights. The overall colour scheme is toned down with simple white and black text.

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