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|Posted By: Daryl II|
Posted On: Dec 12, 2011
An attractive non-confusing color combination is blue on coral. Even with some fading the combination retains an acceptable amount of its integrity. Of the other colors, what is pretty today might not be so pretty several years down the road. Purple and light blue fade too quickly and would need to be replaced more often. Black on yellow are standard colors for "Danger" although with green added it looks kind of nice. Green is already used on direction signs which would involve putting green on green in many cases. Brown is historical and is fine for those routes that actually are historical, but would be misleading otherwise. White on red is a stop sign. Inattentive people will be stopping at the signs, sometimes quickly and possibly causing accidents.
Being from Florida, I recall (not that long ago) the multi-route junctions with the different colored highway signs. Color comes into view long before one can focus on the numbers. To stay on the same road one only need watch for the same color, which one can do without pausing to "read" the numbers. To change highway one can ignore signs of the same color. Color blind people still have the numbers to fall back on. The chances of getting the national system on a consistent plan, however, are likely to be slim.