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How do you choose a better website color scheme?


I am currently on the HTML track and LOVING it. However the colors that are presented in the lessons are not what i picture. Are there any good ways or thought when choosing a color scheme for a website?

2 Answers

There are endless resources on color science and color theory. Google either of those and you'll find lots of good information. A lot of it has to do with context though. A good color scheme of a website depends on what image is trying to be conveyed. Here's a cool tool to come up with and make your own color schemes though: kuler.adobe.com


THIS IS AMAZING! This is quite spectacular. I like how you can take a picture of something and it will match the colors. Thank you for sharing. This will help alot.

Hi Matt,

When I'm trying to pick some colors for a website, I usually go with the colors in the logo. So for instance, if there are complementary colors, like orange and blue in the logo, I would open it up in photoshop and with the eyedropper I would see the exact rgb value. Then, when making the header, footer, main div or background, I would use those exact colours. So in CSS, I might write something like

           background:rgba(243, 94, 5, 1);

           background:rgba(5, 100, 243, 1);

Hope that helps!

Thank you for the suggestion about the logo. Seems easy enough. My logo is black and red, find complimentary colors shouldn't be too hard.