This may be more of a preference thing but, since I am not a very experienced UX designer I wanted to get some input to see if there was any science I can learn about the subject.
I'd like to know if there are any generally popular references on the subject of colors when creating usercontrols, widgets, etc. For example, say I am trying to create grids that show data, the general theme of the application maybe to go with light skyblue colors for backgrounds and grey colors for disabled cells, what color should I make the cell borders?
I could make the borders black and they would be visible but is that the most visually appealing color to use? So, I was wondering if experienced UX people knew of any good references which would provide general rule of thumbs when mixing and matching colors in these cases.
Sorry if this is to simple or a dumb question, I already tried to Google references but I am more than likely searching for the incorrect topic.