Use Colour

Today’s research tip is more about research output than gathering. Do not be afraid to use colour to add visual clues to your research output. Using coloured text or tables is not appropriate for pleadings of course, but why not present your client with some visual clues in your opinions?

For instance, a table showing research results representing a quantum of damages could have background colour with the high low and mid-range results.  If your organization incorporates colour into your brand, this colour wheel will help with shading.

For instance, if your colour is purple, shading a table or even an element of text that you want to draw attention to can be adjusted by considering your colour as 50% and increasing the shade to 75% or decreasing it to 25% using the monochromatic scale at a resource like the Color wheel chart from


Adding colour to your research output can work to engage the reader.

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