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.

Bam Creative



Free Gobbler



PSDChimp



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.

idt.net.cn



Newism



shizixiu.com.cn



Red – Wrath

Wrath can be best described as anger or hatred. It is the polar opposite of kindness.

Carsonified



KMX Karts



The Salon



Light Blue – Sloth

Sloth is the act of being lazy or idle. The opposite of sloth is zeal — or eagerness to achieve something good.

philipp doms



Iconjelly



Narhir Design



Blue – Lust

Lust is the act of giving into desire. The opposite of lust is self-control.

Strutta



Blue Water Productions



MediaCore



Yellow – Greed

Greed is the desire for wealth and status. The opposite of greed is generosity.

Nikon Festival



Booreiland



Champagne Warehouse



Orange – Gluttony

Gluttony is the act of consuming more than you need. The opposite of gluttony is temperance — being disciplined and wise with resources.

Cubicle Ninjas



scorchlondon



designedbynelleke



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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About the Author

Nick Burd is a 23-year-old Freelance Web Developer from Ontario, Canada. He can be found at many places on the Net starting at his personal blog and portfolio, Twitter and LinkedIn.




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