I would like you to share with your thoughts as to your favourite color spectrum while a web site/ blog designing. What colors do you think will lead to a successful highly rated website? Also it will be great to know as to your customers preferable colors as well. Thanks.
I use a variety of methods, including trying to use the psychology of color to try to get the effect that I want. The main one I use though is to pull most of the colors from my site from my main image. This helps to get a little consistency in the feel of the site. When pulling the color, I get a 3x3 sample in the largest version of the main image that I have. So if I scaled down an image to fit my banner (something I do quite often), I'll use the larger image to get the sample from. Lighter colors do well for sidebar background colors. Darker colors do good for header colors. And if I use a "page" background color instead of an image, then I try to find one that goes with the image without being distracting.
I see the last post here was a few weeks ago. I apologize for not replying sooner. :(
I tend to choose colors based on my website's theme or concept. If I am promoting, let's say, a guide to maintaining your romantic relationship, then i choose light colors in the red and pink spectrum.
Colors play an important role in web design because they set the "mood" for your site. Choosing a nice color palette to match your website's theme or your suite of products can affect visitors. You might be interested to read on how color affects us
28 Apr 11 12:28 am
Colors that explode and get in your face are best. I hate gray themes, even if they merge well with your topic.
Go for blends of red, bright white, those types.
jmpruitt Posts: 4723 Joined: 19 Jun 09 Trust:
01 May 11 3:34 pm
I have to say I disagree with that one personally. bright in your face color schemes make me hit the back button before your content even has a chance to load, but thats just me...
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oliviabest Posts: 66 Joined: 09 Mar 11 Trust:
05 May 11 11:11 am
will agree that general appearance is very important. Nice looking, pleasing, attractive, but mild colors are the best solution, as for me, cause I prefer to use mild and not so colorful palette