Physical Card Core Colour Idea


#1

Tesco have recently made a simple but extremely effective change to their Clubcard which I think is really interesting. In a wallet of white edged cards, they have made the core of their card bright red. When looking down at my wallet, in a sea of white edged cards, the Tesco Clubcard is so easily identified as it’s the only coloured edged card. Perhaps this would work in a bright purple colour too? Just a suggestion…


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#2

Or the mint green on the pulse?


#3

Good suggestion!


#4

I think Monzo are also trialling it or actually doing that but in hot coral!!

I think it’s a good idea!


#5

Tesco is fine until you put it next to your Nationwide cards, which all have red cores, as do the new HSBC cards.


#6

Metro Bank cards have red edges too.


#7

Mint green it is then!


#8

Mint green gets my vote


#9

Mint Green


#10

Monzo announced they are going to implement smiler thing


#11

I only have the one debit/credit card so I’m not fussy on the edges colour; although I would love it from a design point of view.


#12

Ball bags! Here’s me thinking that it was an original suggestion…


#13

Hate that colour of the Monzo card. There’s no uniformity and consistency from their website, app and card. Where do they get the coral colour from?


#14

it was the colour of one of their developers running/training shoes


#15

I always thought it was a placeholder to signify “Warning: Beta Card.” I think that’s why it was originally chosen and then people didn’t want it to change?


#16

I was not joking…It really was the colour of Hugo’s shoes


#17

I hope they have them in a little cabinet, sort of like a trophy. :slight_smile: It’s a part of the companies history and I can remember them having the receipt showing the first ever transfer to a Monzo current account on the wall when I visited.


#18

I don’t think things always have to be uniform. The Hot Coral card is probably the single-most effective way they’ve got to nearly half a million accounts in under two years.


#19

Yeah they don’t have to be uniform, but it’s normal to use a common design language. As it stands now, it’s looks and feels very amateur and a bit cheap.


#20

I know. I too would prefer it to look like Starling’s debit card, like every other bank on the high street.