Colour and contrast

When creating designs or assets for a DCC website you should ensure that:

  • colour contrast between foreground copy and background colours/textures/images must adhere to the standards recommended by the W3C.
  • any text that overlaps images has sufficient contrast or has a background colour applied to it to ensure it is readable.
  • all page designs for different types of colour blindness

To test colour and contrast try tools like:

See DCC’s colour palette for guidance on colour combinations withing the DCC brand guidelines.