Colour in Web Design – Roundup
We’ve compiled some fantastic collections of beautiful websites which make exceptional use of various colours. So it’s time to bring it all together. We’re just going to briefly look at using different colours together in different situations, using complementary colours and I’ve created a colour in web design quilt – a wave of colour and inspiration.
Using Different Colours in Web Design
Firstly, you need to consider the nature of your design. What’s its purpose? Who’s its audience? If it’s a corporate site, it’s usually appropriate to use mixtures and combinations of black and white to form the basis of the design, before choosing one or two brighter colours for emphasis.
If your design needs to be a bit more abstract and show a bit more character and personality then this is where you can really make full use of your colour palette. High volume usage of colour can help to portray the appropriate atmosphere for your site and can set it apart from the rest.
Colour is much more important in these situations and must be given intense consideration. It’s usually best to use complementary colours in order for them to really emphasise each others presence.
Colour in Web Design Quilt
All your inspirational needs in 450×4410 pixels. Enjoy.
About Stephen Greig
Stephen Greig is a 25 year old Freelance Web Designer/Front-end guy, currently living in Nottingham, UK. Stephen is also the creator of messivsronaldo.net and author of CSS3 Pushing the Limits, a book on advanced CSS3. You should follow him on Twitter where he talks about the web, sports, music and swears a lot. Stephen's also on Google+ if that's more your bag.