What’s Your Favourite Colour? [2011 Edition]

When it comes to design, colour is one of the most important tools in our arsenal. Choosing the right colour sets the mood for the design and gives a great layout that final touch. Over the last 12 months I’ve asked 35 of my favourite designers and bloggers one simple question: What’s your favourite colour? Although, as everyone will tell you, there’s nothing simple about the question. It’s really hard to find that single colour to identify with. Chances are that some of these answers are already out of date, they do however reflect the state of mind of the interviewee at the time of sending me their answer.

Rather than only having a list of all the favourite colours I’ve also made a nice infographic further analysing all of the the different answers. Let us know who your colour buddy is!

Favourite Colours Revealed

Name Site Favourite Colour
Brian Yerkes brianjosephstudios.com #336368
Marco Kuiper www.marcofolio.net #EEEEEE
Jacob Cass justcreativedesign.com #FFFFFF
Orman Clark premiumpixels.com #EFEFEF
Tom Ross fanextra.com #31a7d4
Antonio Lupetti woorkup.com #3da4b7
Jay Hilgert bittbox.com #E16A0A
Andy Sowards andysowards.com #FF5400
Grant Friedman colorburned.com #FFFFFF
Chad Mueller inspiredology.com #25a7df
Nikki Brown thedesignoblog.com #2d103d
Steven Snell vandelaydesign.com #000000
Grace Smith postscript5.co.uk #0399dd
Jacques van Heerden creativeoverflow.net #DB0000
Jeff Gardner theshoreways.com #c7e5d0
Andrew Kelsall andrewkelsall.com #4c5e21
Walter Apai webdesignerdepot.com #30073e
Callum Chapman circleboxcreative.com #F59000
Nick Pagano thinkdesignblog.com #231f20
Jeff Finley wmcfest.com #CE6E62
Chris Spooner blog.spoongraphics.co.uk #333333
Veerle Pieters veerle.duoh.com #FF2E2E
Sneh Roy littleboxofideas.com #111111
Jacob Gube sixrevisions.com #363636
Rob Bowen deadwingsdesigns.com #8A8889
Dainis Graveris 1stwebdesigner.com #FFFFFF
David Perel obox-design.com #111111
Adelle Charles blog.adellecharles.com #cc0000
Aaron Irizarry thisisaaronslife.com #1c1c1c
Fabien Barral fabienbarral.com #318a88
Daniele De Nigris behance.net/DNDesign #c00418
Gaya Kessler gayadesign.com #666666
Simon Hartmann studioaceofspade.com #000000
Graham Smith imjustcreative.com #ffc600
James White signalnoise.com #ff6600
Franz Jeitz fudgegraphics.com #00f0ff

What’s Your Favourite Colour Infographic

What's Your Favourite Colour Infographic 2011

Click on the image to get the full size version.

Written by Franz Jeitz

Franz Jeitz is a freelance designer and owner of Fudgegraphics. Originally from Luxembourg he now lives in London. Franz loves design, music and is a tea enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter.

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16 Awesome Responses so far
  1. Lot of grayscales! Didn’t expect that. Great infographic there Franz. Glad to have helped you on this.

  2. Thanks for including me in this fun exercise Franz! I love the visualisation.

  3. Thanks for participating Gaya! Many of those who chose a shade of grey work in web design and love those colours because they make a great starting canvas.

  4. Very intresting work and good presentation!

  5. Hi Franz, thanks for the insightful article. Another interesting look into who-likes-what.

    PS, There’s been a mistake, though, in my colour. I sent you #F4c5e21 by mistake, and you took away the last number instead of the “F”. Sorry about that! Please amend to my favourite colour, which is Moss green with ref #4c5e21 ..Thanks 🙂

  6. @Sneh & @Daniele: Thanks for participating. I’m glad you like it.

    @Andrew: Apologies for the mixup. I have fixed it now. Thanks for participating!

  7. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the hist… some great colors in there.

  8. Franz, great work. Maybe you should repeat this exercise every year and see if there is a “trend” in the selection. Because, as you rightly mentioned, these colors will not be on the permanent list of these designers. Now, to make it a round “Shade 36” you should add your own: the fav color of Franz Jeitz. Great work.

  9. @Aaron: some great colours indeed. Thanks for being a part of this!

    @Ashok: I did this interview a while back. Check it out here: http://www.fudgegraphics.com/2009/02/whats-your-favourite-colour/
    The plan was to do it every year, it just took me longer the second time round. Also, I’m part of the infographic, so there are 36 answers in total.

  10. @Franz, no worries – my fault for typing “F” by mistake. Keep the good posts coming in 2012 🙂

  11. #B3DC1F 🙂

  12. Neutral all the way along with blue! 🙂

  13. Hi Franz, great work. I use a mix of yellow and orange, I like warm colours.

  14. Great Work! Thanks for Sharing

  15. Quite interesting post. It was a fun to go through it.

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