Basketball Uniforms and Colour Choice

Published: 01st February 2011
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When it comes to designing basketball uniforms there are several important points to consider. There is the actual basketball uniform design, inclusive of neck and shoulder trims, team name font, player name font, number font, placement of sponsor logos if required and of course colour choice!

Choosing colour combinations for your basketball team uniform can sometimes be quite a daunting task. Hopefully, this article helps you to work out what colours are a good fit for your team image.

So to begin we will cover off the background to colour.



In 1666, a long time before basketball was invented as a sport, Sir Isaac Newton made a breakthrough in relation to colour. He figured out that when pure white light was directed through a prism it separated into all of the visible colours Ė similar to the colours of a rainbow.



From this experiment he worked out that colours could be combined to form other colours. Newton also worked out that some colours such as Violet and Yellow cancel each other and result in white light Ė these colours are known as complimentary colours. Itís important to know about complimentary colours because often complementary colours work very well together on a basketball team uniform. Also these complementary colours can be combined quite effectively with black and white to come up with some very striking colour combinations for your basketball team uniform. Refer to the colour wheel below if you would like to get some further inspiration for your basketball uniform colours.







So now for the low down on specific colours,



Black

Black is a very strong colour and conveys strength and power. Itís always a good colour to have on your uniform and if itís a little or a lot!



White

White is neutral and works well with a wide spectrum of colours.



Red

Red is a very intense colour and is often associated with speed and heat. This is a popular choice for use on basketball uniforms Ė generally as a highlight colour.



Blue

Blue is the most popular colour so if you are heading up the design efforts for your basketball team uniform itís often a good colour to use as most people will like it.



Green

Green works well for teams that are trying to convey a link with nature. Also Dark Green works well for menís basketball teams as itís often associated with masculinity.



Yellow

Yellow is an attention grabbing colour. It can work very well to really make a uniform design stand out. Care must be taken that Yellow is not over used as itís one of the most difficult colours for the eye to take in and can therefore be overpowering. This could be good if you are trying to put the other team off Ė It might not be so good for your team supporters though!



Purple

Purple is the colour of Royalty and therefore represents luxury and wealth.



You now should be ready to design your own basketball uniform in relation to colour. If are still a little stuck in relation to your basketball team colour choice you can always go with the colour combination of your favourite basketball team!









The writer of this article is an established company of basketball jerseys and basketball jersey. Being a great fan of basketball himself, he closely follows and enjoys all aspects of the game.

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