I’m not a designer and right now our homepage is ugly. Really ugly.
One of my problems is that I haven’t been able to decide on a color scheme. Until, that is, I was standing in the bathroom brushing my teeth this morning and looking at the paint color samples that I have taped to the wall. (Trying to decide what color to paint the bath is a whole ‘nother problem…)
Uh, those nice people at the Behr paint company have provided sets of already co-ordinated colors. Right there in the hardware store; just for the taking. How cool is this?
Even cooler is their on-line Explore Color toy. Pick a color, find complimentary colors, waste a lot of time I should be spending generating content for my ugly website trying to pick a color for my ugly website.
At the moment I’m leaning toward using Fossil Butte for the headings and Nature Retreat for the stronger graphic elements (like page dividers) all set over a nice quiet background of Nature Retreat for the side bars and Hushed White for the main text. Lovely, serene, and way more stylish that I could ever have come up with on my own!
Now I have to figure out how get RGB values for the colors I like. Yey! More stuff to track down. I’ll let you know what I find.