Friendly Color Combinations for Web Pages

   Posted February 13, 2005 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.

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

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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  • Anonymous

    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

  • Anonymous

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



    Thank You! wish I would have found this sooner

  • Sofia Norton

    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 😉

  • Anonymous

    Color is very important!

  • Anonymous

    Nice info , thanks 🙂

  • Ajit

    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.