Testing a Color Scheme for Your App: How to Make It Simple

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Hours, days, and weeks can be lost testing color schemes. Not all web developers have the same creative output that UX/UI designers have. Clients and designers may not share the same tastes. Finding the right color schemes for the final look of a product is definitely not as easy as it sounds.

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Before you get stuck in loop testing color schemes and combinations that don’t make sense and don’t even satisfy the client requirements in the first place, get in touch with QAwerk and ask about their QA services.

Is there a way to simplify color scheme testing?

While you can always search for a color on the internet and look at some of the most popular color schemes for that color, it’s better that you understand what goes on into deciding which colors go together. So to better understand color schemes, you might want to start brushing up on color theory. And before you start going, “Who has time for that?” here are just three things that you might want to remember:

  • Monochromatic – They could look boring when done incorrectly, but they could look clean and minimalistic, which is what most websites go for nowadays. On a color wheel, choose a base color, choose a shade (base color + black), choose a tone (base color + gray), and then choose a tint (base color + white). These could look amazing with busy designs and portraits. They’re amazing section dividers too.
  • Analogous – Analogous colors are said to be colors naturally appearing together in nature. So on a color wheel, choose a base color, and then look at the colors immediately on its left and right. Most analogous color schemes are made up of three colors, but you can also use four or five. Analogous colors can be difficult for color-blind people to distinguish, though.
  • Complementary – Complementary colors make for vibrant websites. On a color wheel, pick a color and then pick the other color sitting directly in its opposite. These are tricky to use though, and the visuals you create can be jarring. Tones, tines, and shades can help you out.

Color scheme testing tools for designers

Color schemes aren’t just colors that designers think would look good together. Color theory is both art and science. But now that you already have an idea about color schemes and color theory, here are some web design tools that you might want to check out:

Toptal Color Blind Filter

Color blindness or color deficiency affects about 8% of males in the world. It also affects about 1 in 200 women. You can always choose a color scheme that looks great and readable for you, but you might also want to keep in mind your color deficient audiences. Toptal Color Blind Filter will allow you to see how your color schemes appear in the eyes of your colorblind audience so you can adjust accordingly.

Paletton Color Scheme Designer

This is a pretty straightforward website that allows you to choose a base color, and it automatically creates color schemes for you. You can also even see more advanced color schemes like triads, tetrads, and split complementary. They have presets for every base color too – from very light pastels and greys to the deepest colors schemes.

ColorHexa

Pick any color and see the details. You can search for the color by name or by its hexadecimal value, and it’ll provide you with color schemes, complete with thirteen shades, tints, and tones. It’ll even show you the color as it’s perceived by those with different types of color deficiencies.

Isn’t there an even easier way?

A good developer knows their strengths and weaknesses and, certainly, not all good developers make good designers (and vice versa)! All this color scheme testing may sound confusingly simple as if it could be done in a span of a day. After all, what’s difficult in testing color combinations? What most people don’t realize is that testing color schemes can take weeks, and all those lost hours better off spent somewhere else are hours that you can’t ever get back.

Their highly-skilled QA testers and developers have all the tools and experience to help you with color schemes, designs, and layouts that work for you, your clients, and your audience. They can even give you some detailed analysis of your website performance, security, usability, functionality, interface, and compatibility.

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