I’m designing a system where a list item can have one of 5 different status options:
I want to specify a different color for every status.
For ACTIVE, PENDING and INACTIVE I decided on Green, Orange and Red.
What colors should I use for LIVE and LEGACY? You can also suggest different colors for the other statuses.
I added a tooltip on mouse hover that shows the status name.
After talking to our product manager, it’s now clear that there is no view where ACTIVE and LIVE are in the same screen, so both of them can be Green. All others can be in the same view.
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