Getting the Colours Right on your Website Using Color Scheme

It doesn’t really matter how you make websites. If you make a lot of websites, picking new colour themes can become difficult. Also, not everyone has an eye for colour and they pick elemental schemes that clash. So, if you’re planning a new website design or remodeling an old website – then I suggest you have a look at Color Scheme Designer 3.

great tool for picking new color schemes for your websiteThe Color Scheme Designer website is really cool. First of all, it is a well crafted web page and it is FREE to use. It is super easy to use and you get immediate results.

As you move the basic colour selection on the wheel to the left with your mouse, there is a template of complimenting colours displayed on the right. Clicking the options above the wheel, you can change to complexity of colours to the right.

Colors in the templates can be surprising. Often, we’ll be asked to make a new accommodation website that has some color element that we want to emphasize – perhaps a logo or something from a picture that we want to make standout. This Color Scheme website gives you a great starting point to explore color options.

Preview Colors Before You Change Your Website’s Design

Light Web Page Colour ExamplesDark Web Page Color ExamplesIf you’re unsure how they would look on your website, you can even click a links to see examples with a Light or Dark background.

When it comes time to implement colours into your CSS, getting to color codes is really simple. Just hover your mouse over the color template and you’ll see RGB hex codes displayed. Then, whether you’re using a template builder like Artisteer, or tweaking colors in the style.css files – entering the color codes is super easy.

About Mark

Founder of Web Reservation Systems, focused on helping businesses in the Australian Accommodation travel sector get more value from Internet Marketing. Originally, we opened up in 2001 as a supplier of Front Office Software linked to Online Booking facilities. That allowed motels and hotels to add booking buttons to their websites as well as sell through Global Distribution Systems. You could say this was an early 'Channel Manager' because it allowed the property manager to simply control price and availability for a diverse array of wholesale and retails websites. Next, we started building websites to profile our customers (Australian Holiday Guide). That lead to building websites for customers as a favour. Now do about 80 websites a year using BurgundySky and Joomla. For small businesses I recommend using BurgundySky as it is very easy to start and manage. Joomla is also great, but harder to install and maintain for a small business. Our web design business is based in Byron Bay, NSW. Byron Bay is a great place to live and work. I have 2 kids (15 and 17) who are both born here and my wife, Shobhan Oliver) is a successful artist.
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