Colour in Web Design – Orange
Orange feels like an appropriate colour to kick off our Colour in Web Design series. It’s a vibrant colour which conveys excitement, movement and enthusiasm – which are of course all suitable words to describe this blog! Enough of my wishful thinking…
Typically, orange is used to communicate a friendly and inviting feel and is often used in designs that want to appear fun, flamboyant and energetic. If you want to create a calming effect, it is best to stay well away from this colour; its complementary colour, blue, would be a far better choice to achieve that outcome.
I’ve compiled a collection of beautiful websites that have utilised the colour orange to fantastic effect. Here’s the best of what I found…
These Are Things
The Conan Blimp
About Stephen Greig
Stephen Greig is a 23 year old Senior Designer & Developer in Auckland, New Zealand, where he lives next to a volcano; although, he hails from the United Kingdom, where South Wales and Nottingham are where he calls home. Stephen is also the author of CSS3 Pushing the Limits, a book on advanced CSS3. You should follow him on Twitter where he talks about the web, sports, music, travel and swears a lot. Stephen's also on Google+ if that's more your bag.