Hacker News contributor Misha wrote in response to a reader question, “Is a list that lists colors the best or a list where colors are just listed?,” with the answer “The answer is the same.
There are many themes that work better with multiple colors.”
Misha explained that, in general, color themes have a “big advantage” over a list like this.
“Themes that support multiple colors work much better than a list with a single color theme,” he wrote.
“And, in fact, it’s often better to choose a theme that supports multiple colors rather than one that does not.”
Themes can be used in multiple places.
A theme can be added to a list or a page.
A color theme can also be added as an external widget, or it can be a part of an application, like a theme for your site’s header bar.
Misha also highlighted one of the best features of color themes: they can be combined.
“You can use a color and a text theme and combine them,” he said.
“That means that you can have a color for the main text and a color with the same name for the background.”
You can also add color to the list or page with the Add Color button.
Mish added that there are a few ways to create a color palette for a list.
You can use the “Add Color” button in a header and then add any color you want to the color list.
Or, you can drag the color slider to the left to the right of the list and add the color to that list.
“A color can be an image or a background color or a gradient,” he explained.
“All of these work well for a color list.”
In the end, it depends on the type of list you’re creating.
But, Misha says, there are plenty of ways to go about creating a color-themed list.
He recommends using one theme that works well with all of your themes, or creating a palette that uses the same colors as your site.
You can read more about colors in our color guide.