Do you ever struggle to find those elusive perfect colors for a graphic design project? What do you do?
Are there any “old reliable” color themes you always go back to?
I have this collection of colors that I usually fall back on if I can’t think of anything.
I’ll pick anywhere from three to seven of the colors to work with from the above palette. They all go really well together. I used this to pick colors for my portfolio site.
I also really like the Chili’s menu, particularly the photos of the drinks from their specialty menu. They are so vibrant!
As much as I think the term “Web 2.0″ is silly, I do like the style, so long as it’s not over the top (*ducks*). I find it handy to have a color scheme to go with this style, because many of the looks are bright, techy and cheerful.
These are a couple of other themes I’ve used in my last few projects that I really like
I like using a red, blue and green and then picking a “pop” color, for those items that need to stand out; usually that’s a yellow or orange.
How do you find or develop a color scheme for your projects? Do you sample colors from a photo? Do you visit those color theme sites? Do you use a color wheel or a color chart?