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Redesign: Colors continued.

All right, first of all: Merry Christmas-slash-Whatever. Now for today’s business.

Two entries ago, I wrote a little about the challenge of finding a good color palette to use with the new design. With no knowledge of color theory, I turned to the interweb for the expert opinion and found six different palettes on COLOURlovers. After the first round of elimination, which had to end early because I went to Merete’s place for Christmas cookies and mulled wine, I still had these palettes to choose from:

Giant Goldfish from COLOURlovers I Demand a Pancake from COLOURloversMorning Serenity from COLOURlovers

From right to left, top to bottom:Giant Goldfish, i demand a pancake and morning serenity.

To be honest, I find it hard to settle with one of the palettes. But there is something about “i demand a pancake” (top right) that appeals to me – and not only the fact that I like pancakes. The colors remind me of something, but I’m not sure what. I checked the COLOURlovers website for references, but couldn’t find any. That said, I’m also a sucker for blue and wouldn’t mind a little “morning serenity” (bottom). As you probably understand, I can’t really make up my mind. I do think, however, that “Giant Goldfish” (top left) is a bit too funky for me, so let’s remove that from the basket.

That leaves me with two palettes. The good thing is that, with the wonders of modern technology, I don’t really have to chose a palette now and stick to it. With CSS it’s not that hard to change colors as I go.

So, there you have it, I’ve now got two great color palettes to choose from. It’s a slow, but steady, progress towards a new site design.

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