Over the last 7 years, Tela has conducted research on the use of colour across the top 50 barristers’ chambers websites. The team captures screenshots of the homepage for these 50 websites and compiles a report to analyse the most prevalent colours for each year.

Our tool presents a comprehensive chart featuring the colours used by all 50 barristers’ chambers on a single screen. Additionally, the tool includes a filtering option at the top of the page where you can filter the results to show individual Chambers’ colours, enabling users to examine specific websites in greater detail.

This research serves as a valuable resource for tracking current trends in colour usage within barristers’ chambers websites. Furthermore, it provides insights into the distinctions between barristers’ chambers and law firm websites. Please refer to our updated version for 2023 below.

RESULTS: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023

Cool colours, especially shades of blue, are the most popular colours used on barristers’ websites in 2023. This follows the same trend as the last 4 years. However, when comparing the results to last year, there has been a slight shift where there is less emphasis on blue tones and an increase in the prevalence of purple hues. Last year we saw a decrease in the use of purples and this year it has regained popularity.

The warmer colours like red, orange and yellow have had an increase towards the darker shades for 2023. In 2022 you can see the shades were situated more towards the middle of the colour chart whereas for 2023 they have moved towards the outer edge.

Green, however, remains the least used colour, maintaining its status as less commonly used. Since 2021, the use of green has continued to decline each year.


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