7 Deadly Sins Represented with Web Design Colors
The Seven Deadly Sins represents vices and tendencies that were believed to be misdeeds in early Christian religion.
The sins are as follows: envy, pride, wrath, sloth, lust, greed, gluttony.
Each sin is said to be represented by a colour. For example, envy is best represented by the colour green, which — in many cultures — is also the symbolic color of money.
I thought it would be a fun experiment to compile a showcase of a few web designs based on the colours reflected by the seven deadly sins.
Note: The web designs featured were used for aesthetic purposes only, not to imply that they characterize the sins.
Green – Envy
Envy is best described as a desire for something more and to covet other people’s belongings and status. The opposite of envy is love.
Violet – Pride
Pride is when a person feels more special or important than others. At its worst, pride is narcissism. The opposite of pride is humility.
Red – Wrath
Wrath can be best described as anger or hatred. It is the polar opposite of kindness.
Light Blue – Sloth
Sloth is the act of being lazy or idle. The opposite of sloth is zeal — or eagerness to achieve something good.
Blue – Lust
Lust is the act of giving into desire. The opposite of lust is self-control.
Yellow – Greed
Greed is the desire for wealth and status. The opposite of greed is generosity.
Orange – Gluttony
Gluttony is the act of consuming more than you need. The opposite of gluttony is temperance — being disciplined and wise with resources.
Why do you think these colours represent their respective sins? What emotions do you feel when seeing these colours in web designs?
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This was published on May 6, 2010