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Common misconceptions about dark mode design

When it comes to web design, new trends are developing and emerging all the time. This includes dark mode design. Here at Pumpkin Web Design Manchester, we are Manchester’s leading web design experts. That’s why we create stunning web design solutions, for businesses and companies across the North West. This includes Southport and Wigan. As a result, we have produced this guide to the most common misconceptions about dark mode design.

What are the common misconceptions about dark mode design?

There are a number of misconceptions that some businesses and companies have when considering dark mode design. And these misconceptions can not only prevent companies from considering using dark mode design, but they can also lead to problematic design mistakes. So what are these misconceptions? Well, there are several, including:

  • Everything must be black
  • Users don’t like it
  • All text must be white

Misconception 1: Everything must be black

Dark mode design is often thought to use only black colours for the background and for imagery. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. While black backgrounds have become increasingly popular, other dark colours can work well for dark mode design too, including deep purples, blues and greys. As a result, you may find it easier to design a website with dark mode design, while also incorporating your company colours or logo.

Misconception 2: Users don’t like it

Many companies have the mistaken belief that website users, or potential customers or clients, simply don’t like dark mode design. But this is not the case. As with many things, your target audience may have taken some time to get used to the colour switch, but you can be sure that they have now been using this design scheme for some time, and they will have noticed the benefits. Reduction in eyestrain and headaches, and saving battery life, are just two of the advantages for website users when using websites with dark mode design. And these are advantages that they find valuable. As a result, using dark mdoe design could actually improve the user experience, instead of reducing this.

Misconception 3: All text must be white

Another common misconception is that all of the on screen text must be white, in a colour reversal, for dark mode design. But this not always the case. While it is true that white text will have the most contrast with the black background, and therefore be easier to read, other text colours can be effective too. Both yellow and red are often used for smaller text sections, creating a contrast with the rest of the text on the page, which is usually white. This can draw attention to key features, and again provides the opportunity to show off company colours. More extreme text colour choices can also be used including neon colours like pink and lime green.

For more information or for professional web design for your company, get in touch with the experts today, here at Pumpkin Web Design Manchester.