Website Colors - is yours working? Part One

I have the blues.

That woman’s dress is so gorgeous. I’m green with envy.

I’m really feeling in the pink today!

Color is so important in our world. We use color words to describe our feelings and our surroundings, even the objects that we like or don’t like.

So do the colors used on your website do a good job of representing you?

Decide on a general feeling for your site. And then make sure the colors you use are promoting that feeling.

Check out the photos below for a few ideas of color schemes you could use on your site.

Do you want to be whimsical? Try a bright color scheme using colors like the ones in this photo.

Do you want to be whimsical? Try a bright color scheme using colors like the ones in this photo.

What type of business are you in? Spring greens and warm browns may be perfect for a landscape architect but may not work for a bakery.

What type of business are you in? Spring greens and warm browns may be perfect for a landscape architect but may not work for a bakery.

If you’re looking to be a little more moody, softer colors with less contrast will set a meditative tone.

If you’re looking to be a little more moody, softer colors with less contrast will set a meditative tone.

Don’t forget how powerful black and white can be!

Don’t forget how powerful black and white can be!

Test your color scheme on your friends and family. Is it saying what you want it to say?

Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Color is more than just a design tool. It’s a powerful way of expressing emotion. Use it to your best advantage!

Stay tuned for Part Two - All About Hex Colors.