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    Question What Are The Best Colors To Put In A Banner?

    Hi,

    What do you all believe the best colors are to place in a an web hosting banner?

    For some that do not know, different colors make some people react differently strangely enough, but I cannot remember which ones do what, so hopefully someone here can place some light on this

    Thanks


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    That is true, colors do bring out different emotions, however you should be creating a banner that represents your brand and will help people connect to it, drawing in their emotions.
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    Whatever fits with the rest of your design really..

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    Yes, both of you gave great responses, and I know or can relate to that already as I've done it in the past, however, I'm wondering the different feelings each color gives such as:

    red = bad, or pay attention, or used to get your attention
    blue = calm type color, friendly, etc...

    Along those lines is what I mean, however, again I cannot remember every emotion or feelings each color gives.

    I'm sure others will find this useful as well


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    I think this will have a better response in the Design Forum, moved.

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    Green = horny.. oh come on, someone had to say it
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    I would say that the biggest factor (speaking as a viewer of ads here) is that the colors don't blend in with the site they're on. That's what will cause me to really notice an ad. On WHT there's a lot of blue, gray, and white. If your ad is bright red I am going to notice it. Likewise on a red site, if your ad is a bight yellow, or a black, etc... I am going to be more likely to notice it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dollar View Post
    I would say that the biggest factor (speaking as a viewer of ads here) is that the colors don't blend in with the site they're on. That's what will cause me to really notice an ad. On WHT there's a lot of blue, gray, and white. If your ad is bright red I am going to notice it. Likewise on a red site, if your ad is a bight yellow, or a black, etc... I am going to be more likely to notice it.
    Now that's a tip worth writing down. Thanks for that dollar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy Man View Post
    Green = horny.. oh come on, someone had to say it
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Community Liaison green?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HastyHost View Post
    What do you all believe the best colors are to place in a an web hosting banner?
    Try using colors that are associated with technology and server appliances in particular. That way it will look really professional IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Patti View Post
    Whatever fits with the rest of your design really..
    And if that happens to fit your design you will most likely hit the nail on the head.

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    You may want to pick up the book called "The Principles of Beautiful Web Design"

    In this book Jason, talks about color association and how to pick your colors. It goes in-depth with how the brain reacts when it sees certain colors.

    One segment states the following:

    "You have warm and cool temperature colors. Warm colors are the colors from red to yellow including orange, pink, brown and burgundy. Due to their association with the sun and fire, warm colors represent both heat and motion. When placed near a cool color, a warm color will tend to pop out and dominate. Cool colors are the colors from green to blue and can include some shades of violet. In design, cool colors tend to recede, making them great for backgrounds and larger elements on a page, since they will not overpower your content"

    -Jason Beaird
    The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

    It goes in-depth with color and a very valuable book to anyone in design, not just websites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Community Liaison green?
    Your scaring me bear
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevGuys View Post
    You may want to pick up the book called "The Principles of Beautiful Web Design"

    In this book Jason, talks about color association and how to pick your colors. It goes in-depth with how the brain reacts when it sees certain colors.

    One segment states the following:

    "You have warm and cool temperature colors. Warm colors are the colors from red to yellow including orange, pink, brown and burgundy. Due to their association with the sun and fire, warm colors represent both heat and motion. When placed near a cool color, a warm color will tend to pop out and dominate. Cool colors are the colors from green to blue and can include some shades of violet. In design, cool colors tend to recede, making them great for backgrounds and larger elements on a page, since they will not overpower your content"

    -Jason Beaird
    The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

    It goes in-depth with color and a very valuable book to anyone in design, not just websites.
    I was coming in here to recommend that book. It's definately one of the best and quickest design-related books (dealing with websites too) I've read.

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