Are you considering accessibility and energy efficiency when making color choices?
OLED screens that light up each pixel individually are becoming increasingly popular. They present an opportunity for digital designers to save energy. As you might expect, darker colors require less energy to illuminate, with black being the lowest energy color and white being the most energy intensive. What you might not expect is that blue pixels use approximately 25% more energy than red and green pixels.
However, not every display is an OLED display. Also, color choices significantly impact an interface’s accessibility. When considering your color palette, try to strike a balance between accessibility and energy efficiency.
- Read The Dark Side of Green Web Design
- Read Accessibility and Dark UI Themes
- Read Google: Here’s Why Dark Mode Massively Extends Your OLED Phone’s Battery Life
- Read Fact or Fiction?: Black is Better Than White for Energy Efficient Screens