Friendly Color Combinations for Web Pages

   Posted by David Kirk in HTML

Here are some hints for getting a good color combination for your web page.


I am a typical guy without fashion or color-sense. I barely can match my clothes. You can imagine that picking out good colors for a website I find very difficult. These are the tools that I typically use.

Input your main colors, and the site will suggest other colors that will blend nicely.

http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/tools/color-blend/

If you want some pre-made suggestions, you can check out these graphics:

http://www.simplygraphix.com/color_combinations1.html

Other frequently used applications include
Color Scheme Designer and Adobe’s Kuler service.

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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7 Responses to “Friendly Color Combinations for Web Pages”

  1. July 12, 2009 at 6:03 am, Anonymous said:

    I was just struggling to change the ugly colours of some pre-designed page of my site and searching for the best colour combinations. Your post really helped. thanks for the help

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  2. July 13, 2009 at 12:11 am, Anonymous said:

    These are wonderful tools that will help anyone who is stuck in the process of color selection.

    Thanks

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  3. July 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm, CareerExcuse.com said:

    Thank You! wish I would have found this sooner

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  4. July 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm, Sofia Norton said:

    Colors in the site plays an important role in the look also it some how effect the visitor that how long he will stay on your site, so it becomes very important to choose the right color combination for your site. Tools you’ve suggested are really useful but I would rather suggest to pick those which you like yourself ;)

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  5. August 12, 2009 at 7:41 am, Anonymous said:

    Color is very important!

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  6. August 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm, Anonymous said:

    Nice info , thanks :)

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  7. August 31, 2013 at 12:05 pm, Ajit said:

    Hello David,
    First of all thanks,
    simplygraphix has made my job easier,
    Actually its not a job, on my own website, for past couple of hour am searching what should be the best, some time thinking for blue,, and sometime with orange.
    But now i can go with the recommended color.

    Appreciated.

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