In our weekly installment of Clients from Hell, a hilarious collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers, we present “Is it mustard or orange?” For previous posts, click here .

My client sent seven emails to me in five minutes. One of them scolds me for the color I used for the "Call to Action" information.

He said he wanted to use a color that popped. So, I used the lime green that was part of the color scheme on his logo.

He wasn’t satisfied so he demanded I call him.


Me: Can you tell me what color you would like to use then?

Client: You are the designer, I don’t have any specific colors that I’m committed to but the lime green doesn’t pop out. What about the something like the mustard color in my logo?

His logo is lime green and bright orange.

Me: Do you mean the orange on your logo?

Client: Yes, the mustard color I have on my logo.

Me: (rubbing my eyes, wondering if I’ve never seen mustard before) So, just to double check, we’re talking about the bright orange color from your logo?

Client: You are the designer, you know what looks best.