While doing some research on colors and how they can be used and perceived differently in different regions and cultures, I came across an excellent data visualization called ‘Colours and Cultures’, designed by AlwaysWithHonor.com and David McCandless. It’s also used on the cover of  the book ‘Information is Beautiful‘ (Note: the US edition apparently sports a different cover and is called ‘The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential Trivia’).

Image called "Colours In Culture" from "Information Is Beautiful"

Fascinating stuff and certainly provides some food for thought when designing web pages for global audiences.