This post has stuff about a previous relationship. My perspective has changed
Finding the perfect color scheme for your website can seem like a daunting task, especially to a non-designer—but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a couple of steps you can take that when followed will give you a good solid set of colors to work with that not only look good, but express the overall message that you want to convey on your website.
Step 1. Figure out what you want to say
When determining your color scheme, the first thing you should always do is determine what message you want to convey. Do you want to convey prosperity? Hi-tech? Wisdom? The colors you choose can have a big impact on whether your point/message/feeling gets across.
Step 2. Select your primary color
Although there aren’t hard and fast rules about what colors mean there are some general guidelines. Check out this guide to color psychology on Wikipedia tothe comments below for some resources that will better help you find out what color is most in line with what it is you’re trying to say. Then move on to the next step.
Step 3. Experiment with color schemes
Once you’ve selected your primary color, you can begin experimenting with different color schemes. Limitless Innovations has a great tool that you can use to play with color schemes for your website. Here’s the color scheme we used on this website.
You’ll want to find some shade of your primary color that you selected above and then expand on it using the Color Scheme tool. Keep your message in mind. If you stick to the standard schemes you’ll likely get a great result.
Like this post? Then Digg it!