I am developing UI for iPhone App, and in the navigation bar I used this grey color. My requriment is to use font colors which catch the eye. I tried blue but on iPhone the theme is transparent, so the text doesn't get highlighted enough.

What colors can I use in combination with a medium contrast grey? My background color is Red :90 Green :90 Blue :90

Here's my background. This light color is final from the client.

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    Color isn't the issue here as much as contrast is. If you're using a medium gray background, your foreground color needs to be either very bright, or very dark. Try a much brighter, or much darker blue.
    – DA01
    Dec 15 '14 at 4:44
  • What about bright orange :D ? Usually when you choose R G B color for background then 255- R 255-G 255-B is suitable. I mean complement color for foreground. Dec 15 '14 at 5:43
  • Use this site colourlovers.com/palettes Dec 15 '14 at 6:01
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    I'm still not entirely clear what you are asking. However, it sounds like you're having implementation problems more than color issues. I suggest you detail the implementation issue and post this over on StackOverflow.
    – DA01
    Dec 15 '14 at 6:54
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    You simply need to ensure you've got a high contrast ratio: leaverou.github.io/contrast-ratio/#%23eeeeee-on-%23888
    – Scott
    Dec 15 '14 at 8:35

Summing up the information on the comments, the problem you are having is that your background doesn't allow for much contrast, because it's neither too dark nor too light.

Contrast is the difference in visual properties that makes an object (or its representation in an image) distinguishable from other objects and the background. (Source)

Ideally, you should work with backgrounds that allow for more contrast (dark grey - white text, white - dark text). Contrast is essential for readability.

This tool can help you test your colors so you have a good contrast. For your particular color, since it falls right in the middle (it's not too dark or too light), white or black are the best contrast options (4.7 and 4.5 respectively).

We can't really suggest colors as it would depend on the taste of your client alone. Give that tool a try, prepare some samples and pick one that is both aesthetically pleasing and allows for the text to be highlighted.

  • can you gives me rgb which are suit this background? Dec 16 '14 at 8:30
  • You will have to try yourself. It's impossible to tell what your client wants. The tools we mentioned should be all you need to start testing.
    – Yisela
    Dec 16 '14 at 9:28

I think you may use this font color: R: 91 , G: 203, B: 245 See screenshot below.enter image description here

  • This one i tried but it now looks good... Dec 16 '14 at 8:31

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