A note on highlight colors.
There is are basic reasons why yellow is used to highlight text, especially in search results.
- The text is easier seen through yellow than any other primary color
- Yellow is the most common color seen by those who are partially color blind
If one googles "what colors hurt the eyes," one will see some interesting results.
From Color Matters
"Yellow is the most visible color of the spectrum.
The human eye processes yellow first. This explains why it is used for cautionary signs and emergency rescue vehicles.
Peripheral vision is 2.5 times higher for yellow than for red.
Yellow has a high light reflectance value and therefore it acts as a secondary light source."
So, perhaps for this reason that yellow is predominantly used.
Remember, a great deal of research has gone into what colors are most effective for acheiving the desired result.
I hope this will give you some insight as to the rhyme and reason regarding color choices and their reasons for using them.
Edited by APsit190, 22 December 2014 - 01:39 PM.