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Here are a couple of things you could do... Stroke the black: Use an outer Glow, this may not work depending on the rest of the design: Stroke all of them, this is what I think I would do:
Keep it simple: use a subtle outline on each of the circular swatches. From what I can see, the colour and thickness of the horizontal white line would be great.
It has more to do with what's in vogue at the moment. A few years ago, all apps hard dark UI with much more gloss. It's really up to you or your client.
There is no way of measuring artist's color temperature as it is entirely relative. What colors are "warm" and "cool" depend entirely upon which colors they are juxtaposed against. In fact, many famous artists are known for their mastery of unexpected color combinations; Mark Rothko and Vincent van Gogh are two off the top of my head. You can see this in ...
I would encourage you to continue on your current path. Without a doubt, the visually lighter interfaces are more popular - but there is no danger in simply using a darker color scheme. The dangers come from specific implementation decisions. Some other dark mobile apps for iOS include: Resy most National Geographic apps Moves Slingshot Elevate Expedia ...
This blog post written by User Interface Designer at DMC Inc provides a downloadable pdf with colors and their code numbers. It also provides suggestions for readable color palettes. http://www.dmcinfo.com/latest-thinking/blog/id/8840/simplifying-ui-and-ux-design-with-color-cheat-sheet
As Mr. E. suggests, it's not quite the colours that are the problem here--it's the fact that you rendered them as borders. Rendering them as a background colour is way better, just like on the selection. It's rather impossible to recommend actual colours without knowing what the rest of your app design looks like, but there's a couple you should not use: ...
While this is a subjective answer, I feel that the answer is: it's subjective and completely based on past experience and your own subconscious expectation. I have strongly noticed when changing from one to the other, regardless of whether I have switched to dark-on-light or vice-versa, that if it is not the same as what I am conditioned to for the ...
A lot of people have researched this in a variety of ways and capacities. Some can be found using Google Scholar. Here are a few excerpts I found that pertain to the question, and their source: 2.2.2. Color and visual attention Among a variety of graphic components on screen, color is one of the powerful components of design. Interface designers ...
As per our OP comments discussion. This maybe down to the fact light-on-dark is easier to see due to only the text and content is emitted at you via light. So less information helps vision focus. We expanded more on this in the OP but this would be my submitted answer.
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