Ask DN: How much gray is too much?

almost 7 years ago from Jeff Heaton, UX Designer at Gather Technologies

  • Eric Foster, almost 7 years ago

    I tend to follow the "less is more" paradigm when it comes to neutrals in my designs. 3-4 is ideally my max. However, I have seen and coded up designs where double that number are being used. I agree that it can help add subtle variations to an interface, but I think a plethora of shades can also make things look messy and unrefined. Fifty shades of gray is some people's thing, but not mine.

    4 points