Color Palettes for Business Dashboards and Scorecards

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Adonis Salazar
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September 4, 2023
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As analytics professionals, we encounter several challenges when we develop enterprise dashboards, scorecards, or mobile BI applications. One of the challenges is selecting a color combination that will captivate our users. The other two challenges are providing the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) our users are looking for and creating a logical navigation workflow based on the use cases to drill down/analyze the data.

This article addresses the first challenge by providing three professional color combinations for your next MicroStrategy, Tableau or Power BI data visualization project.

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From a design perspective, this is a reference guide for selecting professional color combinations for your analytical applications and data visualizations. On the other hand, a dashboard style guide is a complete formatting document on how dashboards should be designed – it includes fonts, colors, graph types, icons, tables, layouts, and their placement.

Before using any of the color combinations below, check with your organization’s Marketing or Design department to learn whether an approved color palette already exists.

For your convenience, below are three sample dashboards formatted with a professional color combination and their hex color codes. Feel free to copy and paste the hex color codes underneath each dashboard into your business intelligence tool.

Business dashboards formatted with a professional color combination:

Enterprise Dashboard Formatted Using a Professional Color Combination

HEX color codes used: #F1F1F1, #202020, #7E909A, #1C4E80, #A5D8DD, #EA6A47, #0091D5

Dashboard Colors: Light grey, black, dark grey, navy, light blue, orange, blue.

Dashboard Formatted Using a Professional Color Scheme

HEX color codes used: #B3C100, #CED2CC, #23282D, #4CB5F5, #1F3F49, #D32D41, #6AB187

Material Colors: Olive, white smoke, black, deep sky blue, midnight blue, crimson, sea green.

Website Dashboard Formatted Using Flat UI Colors

HEX color codes used: #000000, #AC3E31, #484848, #DBAE58, #DADADA, #20283E, #488A99

Material Design Colors: Black, fire brick, light black, goldenrod, light grey, dark blue, teal.

Helpful Links:

More color combinations: Canva Design School

Sample dashboard layouts: Sketch Repo

Design captivating enterprise dashboards using a style guide

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