Furniture With a 7:1 Color Contrast Ratio

For furniture designers, color is primarily about aesthetics; the designer chooses colors they like, or that they feel will have market appeal. But the designers at HomePro, a Thailand-based retailer of home goods and DIY supplies, realized that color could play an especially important role for the 1.3 billion people with visual impairments.

Not being able to see clear boundaries between an object and its surroundings can range from annoying to outright dangerous. Thus HomePro designed the 7:1 Furniture Collection, so named for the 7:1 contrast ratio recommended by the W3C (an international organization that articulates web standards) for the proper contrast between text and background on a web page, to ensure legibility for readers of various sight levels.