Best app icon color?

In my work with my own app I started to think, what is the best color for an app icon? Started to search for information and it´s really fascinating stuff,´s psycological cause it affects our emotions, our actions and how we respond to certain things.

How do you want your app to be perceived, what is your target audience. Your app icon colours should reflect that, for example the colour blue which is the most popular color especially for men often associated with trust. Have you seen any blue app icon colours out there? =) So for business for example I guess blue is the one. Here are some meanings of different colors:

Red symbolizes: action, confidence, courage, vitality

Pink symbolizes: love, beauty

Brown symbolizes: earth, order, convention

Orange symbolizes: vitality with endurance

Gold symbolizes: Wealth, prosperity, wisdom

Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy

Green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility, well-being

Blue symbolizes: youth, spirituality, truth, peace

Purple symbolizes: Royalty, magic, mystery

Indigo symbolizes: intuition, meditation, deep contemplation

So depending on what type of app you do maybe you should give the app icon color some extra thoughts. Read an article just now from 2011 saying that in the Top 100 app icons, 40 of them is blue, 36 is green (quite surprising for me actually) and after that red.

For my app, it feels quite boring to say but it will be blue 😉

Thats´s all for now, thanks for reading. Keep in touch and feel free to comment.






  1. joe hogan 6 years ago

    Every single link I click on to take me to app building platforms leads me to page not found message what a colossal waste of time

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