By WalkingTree  March 24,  2021

Dark UI Design Principles

Nowadays Dark UI designs can now be found everywhere from mobile phones to giant 60-inch televisions. Usually, a dark color scheme can convey strength, luxury, and sophistication. However, designing for dark UIs poses several difficulties. Designers should take a step back before diving into dark UI.

All interfaces are suitable for a dark theme – Designers must consider the brand’s fit. Before going with a dark theme, think about color psychology and emotional impact. When people try to check their balances and pay bills, for example, the “Too rich, too dark” themes in banking apps can be frustrating.

 The contrast in dark UI design – True black (#000000) should not be used as a background color. Other UI elements on the website or application should be black. Dark grey (#121212) is a dark theme surface color that Google recommends for expressing elevation and space.

Focusing Attention on color: Normally, color stands out in dark UIs. It’s best to use accent colors that are lighter and less saturated. Avoid using saturated colors on dark surfaces so they can vibrate.

Leveraging Negative Space – By utilizing negative space, you can make dark UIs more lightweight. To make a dark UI more scannable and allow people to absorb more information, use negative space.

Typography – Legibility, and contrast are the two most important considerations when composing text in a dark theme. It’s about the size. Small text on dark backgrounds is difficult to read, so the text should be big enough to be legible. Finally, there must be enough contrast between the text and the background.

Read on to know more about the principles of Dark UI design.


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