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Luke1986

2:22 pm on Oct 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi Everyone,

I was wondering, what are everyones favourite colour schemes? I know when I make a web page it takes me ages to decide on the colour scheme. Just wondering...

2:33 pm on Oct 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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White background (with a faint watermark background image). Deep blue font. Accent colors in teal, burgundy, deep blue, deep green. I also finding I like more grey, most often very light grey.

I try and stay away from red, saving it for special use. It's too valuable as an aid to navigation (like the Next link that Brett used at the bottom of the "recent posts" page).

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Luke1986,

You may want to find a historic color palette covering colors circa 1800's. They seem to be very popular lately. They include what RC said, but with a palette, you may be able to combine them more efficiently. I'll send you a stickymail of two web sites I'm working on using these types of colors.

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There is a lot of psychology goes into picking the right colour scheme for the customer.

I read loads of stuff on 'dynamic reds', 'calming greens; etc etc

But after that I always choose blue-ish.

Blow the psychology, I like blues:)

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I look at my potential competition, and if they are all say, blue, then yellow looks good to me.
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Like yourself, Luke, I spend a lot of time agonising over colour schemes. I always seem to revert to blue because I like to use 4 or 5 shades of one colour to ensure a themed appearance. Blue lends itself very well to shades. I tried red once and quickly realised that pink is a no no, so it was back to good old blue.

I like the idea of historic colour pallettes - sounds very interesting - can anyone tell me more, such as where to find them.

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stavs,

You can get historic paint palettes at your local paint/hardware store. But I suggest getting a variety as you can use them to compare color combinations. Works for me!

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Thre's some good stuff about color palettes in this thread in the Graphics Forum:

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I'm in the process of writing an article for Sitepoint with a section on how color communicates to your target market. It's called "Does Your Site Communicate - Visually?"

Expect it at [sitepoint.com...] within the next few weeks!!

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Anyway light blue and faded greens are very hip right now...pastels.

I just love a faded lime with sky blue.

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I love blues and whites.

Always thought red and grey go together quite nicely.

 

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