Pick a Colour, Any Colour

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

When designing your website, not only is it important to have a layout that’s straight forward and easy to follow, but it’s also important to have a good colour scheme. Well I’ve been collecting a list of colour scheme websites and figured it was worth sharing, putting them all in one easy to access place. This is by no means a complete list of what’s out there, but it’s what I’ve collected so far and hopefully you’ll get some use out of it. Oh and incase you’re wondering, my main colours are #EE6500 and #595959.

From Existing Sites

  • Net Cocktail

    looks at the colour schemes from existing sites

  • Return of Design

    antoehr site that figures out the colour scheme of existing sites

Pre-made Schemes

DIY

Software

Resources:

Colour Theory

  • Colour Matters

    a short blurb on the theory of colour

  • Paint Quality

    they have a cheesy video, but it covers the basics of colour theory, even though they’re talking about paint colours, same principles apply

  • worqx

    a pretty decent overview of the theory