Popular & most used colors in UI design
In 2021 I collected 196 random colors from popular Dribbble submissions. Why? To figure out what the popular & most used colors in UI design are, and if popular color schemes can be found. My main conclusion was that warm-cold color combinations are popular, while the colors that are neither warm or cold, like green, are less popular.
Below a series of poster that visualize the results.
So, what are the most popular colors in UI design?
Popular color in UI design
What the first three posters highlight exceptionally well is the use of warm-cold color combinations. People might not dislike green or purple more than others, but the warm-cold combination seems popular.
No surprise, considering all kinds of contrast makes a design more pleasing to look at, whether it’s a contrast in color, typography, or shape.
Leading to the answer to the main question: colors that are clearly either warm or either color are most used in UI design. Think blue, yellow, orange, and red.
Interesting in knowing more about color combinations?
If curious to more insights like this, check out the articles below:
Creating amazing color palettes – Part 2
A thorough analysis of color combinations: how to choose and combine colors
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