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Tips for choosing your websites color scheme

Using Visual Aids

Sometimes picking a color scheme for a design or a website isn’t as easy as it looks. Here are a few tips that could improve your chances on your next project. Some colors just work well together, that’s the way its always been and that’s the way its always going to be period. Sometimes you cant tell just how good or bad two colors will work together until you see it for yourself. Using color charts helps to visually see the different combinations possible with complementary colors and other color groups, this helps to take the ambiguity out of the equation. Keep in mind there are many different shades of each color.

Tips for choosing your websites color scheme
Tips for choosing your websites color scheme

Even if one of the colors you expected to look good ends up looking wrong, you can try different shades of that color until you find something you like.

If you already have a logo and don’t plan on changing it anytime soon, you can use photo editing software like Photoshop to sample the colors of the logo for incorporating into your other designs. If you don’t have a logo yet then no sweat, now is a great time to take note of all of the colors that you are selecting for your design. You can then work them into your next logo.


Design Resources


Color Guide

Canva has a visually elegant color guide here that helps you select a base color and learn more about that color as well as which colors will compliment and work well with it.


Color Combinations

Need to start with color combinations right off the bat? Canva has your back with their Color Combinations picker.


Color Palette Generator

Do you have a photo that you would like to analyze and have a color palette automatically generated for you? I thought you would, then head here to Canva’s Color Palette Generator which will amaze you at how simple the process is.

These color and design resources should help you choose the right colors that work for you and compliment each other.

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