typeface colors and contrast: how light is too light?

Subject: typeface colors and contrast: how light is too light?
From: Pamela Denchfield <PamelaD -at- onyx -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 11:44:56 -0700

Our group was asked to apply a corporate color palette to the headings in an .html readme template. The darkest color uses the RGB Values of R 65, G 97, B 119. This and the other available colors appear to my eyes to have less than "conventional" amounts of contrast on white backgrounds, but maybe that's just me. (I can read it easily, but I wonder what the norm is.)

Where can I find out about ideal contrast levels for type? How light is too light?

Have any of you been asked to apply corporate colors to templates? What creative methods have you come up with to use the colors, other than typeface?


Pamela Denchfield 
Sr. Technical Writer, Onyx
Consona CRM
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