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Is a red/black color scheme ever a good idea?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by daveslaine, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    Lets say for like a dating site specifically for hooking up(now im not making something like this so you can go ahead if you want to), should one just go with the traditional blue and white colors?

    Is red ever a good idea for a site which might have millions of users, especially if its like a background/theme color?

    Something about red is attractive yes, but for a site where people hang out/millions of users, is it a bad idea to use red even if the theme is sex?

    Someone please input me on this.
     
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    Am I missing something? Why would red be bad? :confused: I quite enjoy red / black, its one of my favourite colour schemes.

    And especially for a website about sex / porn / dating. Sounds good to me.
     
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    Red black and you can add in gold are fantastic for color matching...

    Plus of course all Chinese folks simply adore red - black - gold these colors are embedded in the culture of Chinese society
     
  4. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    Because a website that is red/black about sex /porn/dating is cool, except when it is supposed to be for millions of users and make +5K/day.

    Blue and white is easy and good for the eys. I suspect red and black have far too much "pigment", and cover up too much.

    Maybe overthinking it.

    I like the feedback that you enjoy the color scheme I said.

    But how long could you stand hanging out on a red/black site? Would it hurt your eyes after a while, would it be cooler to be there than Facebook?
     
  5. mickyfu

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    So it is the red and black that make people go blind and not the porn and tugging?
     
  6. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    Well if anyone can link me to a single website that makes massive bank (easy 5K+/day) and is a color besides white/blue, and has red/black, then I will confirm my fears are just fears.

    I havent seen a single website for massive amoounts of users that is red/black.

    Facebook
    twitter
    instagram
    pinterest
    stumpleupon
    diggit
    yahoo
    msn
    all other websites
     
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  8. daveslaine

    daveslaine Newbie

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    Besides redtube. What if Facebook was red/black (though not sex related)

    what if pof or okcupid were red/black? Would the number of regular users drop?
     
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    Red is a powerful color. It works best to draw attention to an important part of a site or document. You want to use it to do exactly that and create an eyecatcher for your audience and guide their way. It does not make sense to over-extent it's use because then it will simply not work.
     
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    Youporn, many of porn / dating related are red black, not that I spend all my time looking at porn. I think it is just your personal opinion which makes you think red black is not good.