What colors go well together? Is it a science or an art? If you don’t want to think too hard about color design, check out these online tools…
0to255.com helps you quickly see what color is associated with an numerical code, and what nearby colors look like (in terms of a number). For example, you’ll find the color Pink (and various shades of it) over at http://0to255.com/f5a8d1
That’s the numerical equivalent or RGB Code: F5A8D1 (If you like HTML, the color code is #F5A8D1).
We can then take that RGB Code and enter it near the bottom of the screen at http://colorschemedesigner.com
At Color Scheme Designer, you can then choose different types of color groups: Mono, Complement, Triad, Tetrad, Analogic, Accented Analogic.
I like Analogic. After making a few adjustments, Color Scheme Designer shows you a Scheme ID which helps you go back to your settings in the future.
Here’s an example of an Analogic grouping of colors, using Pink as the base color: http://colorschemedesigner.com/#5952zlt–vyvM
When you scroll down that page, you’ll see a tab called “Light Page Example”
Click on that tab to see a sample webpage which uses the colors in your chosen scheme. Press the ESC key to hide that sample webpage.
I hope this helps you choose your colors, whether it’s for your blog design, or clothes, or marketing posters.