Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

You want to make sure you use a font and background color that’s easily readable. Certain color combinations are better than others. Choose the wrong combination, and you may frustrate visitors and drive them away. But a good color combination can make the reading experience better.

For instance, if you choose a color combination such as yellow text on a white background, the text will be hard to read. Web site visitors may give up, not bother reading it, and move on to the next site. Or if they decide to read it, they’ll have to highlight the text with their mouse cursor so the text will be visible.

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

A good rule of thumb is to choose a font color that’s opposite of the background color. An example would be black text on a white background. Black text on a white background is used a lot because it’s easy to read.

Another example could be violet text on a green background.

You can use a formula to calculate which color combination works best. This is a formula I learned in a multimedia course back in school. The formula assumes you know the red, green, and blue (RGB) value of a color.

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

To find out the RGB value, one way is to load up your Paint program and choose the colors you want in there. When you choose a color, it will show you the red, green, and blue values.

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

To use the formula, first you pick a color for your background. Then you subtract each red, green, and blue value by 255. Then you take the absolute value of the difference.

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

For example, if you have an RGB value of (255, 0, 255) for your background, then your font color will have an RGB value of (0, 255, 0). Each value was subtracted by 255. But one of them results in -255. The absolute value of it is taken, which is 255.

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

Blue Background Designs

By Francis Lui
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