When you are about to select the different parameters for the printed circuit boards, one of the best option is to think of the solder mask colors. The solder masks are available in different colors from which you can choose and make your printed circuit board. The following are the major solder mask colors which are widely adopted for the printed circuit board designs.
The green color is the most used color as solder mask in the printed circuit boards. The color of such printed circuit boards is usually bod green and is having white silkscreen. Practically green is the best color for the design of the printed circuit boards and is suited well. The white silkscreen is also in good contrast with the green color.
Red color is also getting famous when it comes to the PCB design, because it look attractive and the contrast between the trances and components give it a better look. The silkscreen is also standing at best on the board in red background and the flux residues are cleaning up amazingly well.
The dark blue color is being used in numerous professional printed circuit boards which is also getting popularity with an immense demand. The contrast among the planes, trances, and the empty spaces is fantastic. The best thing of having the blue color printed circuit board is its contrast in between the silkscreen and solder mask if there is heavily labeling in the printed circuit board.
Black, white, and yellow are few other colors being used as the solder mask colors but are not that popular. These colors are being used by selective companies on commercial purposes. The contrast among the traces, silkscreen, and solder mask is good and the components are also looking attractive on these colors.