Here are a couple of useful links which will help you when you are struggling for ideas or inspiration on colour schemes for your site:
Please feel free to add links or suggestions for other colour-related help.
Thanks for the links nuclearmoose.
A very inspirational site: how to get colour schemes from photos.
I have always believed that a useful way of learning is to discover how things should not be done.
I give you: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/1css/
Thanks for that NM. On anything remotely artistic I need all the help I can get. Plus constant reminders. :)
Those are great links. For any Mac users, this free app http://telcontar.net/MacApps/ColourSelector/, is wonderful for pulling color samples from images, sites, etc. Definitely worth checking out.
Wow. Your second link is a truly marvelous tool! I don't have a LOT of trouble with color (started life as an interior designer, after all) but this will make tweaking SOOOOO much easier!
[BTW, podz, I have your page there separately bookmarked and in my design folder.... another great resource!]
vkaryl is your url a state secret? I wanted to stop by :)
If you have a burning desire to copy a color scheme from any page you visit there is always this option:
It allows you to enter a URL and it will return the codes for all the collors the page contains
nuclearmoose, I know both the two online resources you have suggested. In my opinion the second Wellstyled.com's Color Scheme Generator 2 is, as far as I know, really the best online colour scheme generator.
Colorzilla is quite helpful when you seen an inspirational color.
It's so nice to be able to quickly grab the color info, then just paste it into the "Enter RGB" on wellstyled.com.
Not at all, Root - only that I've been online so long in places where I NEVER gave out any info (CRPG boards, f'rinstance, and a couple of seo boards), I forget....
"An Explosion in a Crayon Factory" to be sure! :)
I've just posted an article on my site about a very nice flash based palette generator I found today. Not as fully featured as wellstyled.com's but a lot nicer to use.
This is purdy neat. You can actually add colors to different divs to see how it looks laid out :)
Dont give away the trade secrets :)
This link isn't to a site that will help you figure out what colors to use, but it will help you find the hexadecimal number of the color you are looking for. They have all kinds of color charts and ways of looking at colors for web and print use, so poke around for more. But I use this page all the time.
A trick - in Firefox, hold down the Cntrl plus + key and it will "enlarge" the text. The layout is done so that it will "enlarge" so you can see it much better.
Good site - I've used Bob Stein's colour charts for a long time. Worth buying the reference card or poster, which are well-produced and reasonably priced.
He also does a useful CSS reference card.
ColorCop is a nice little program for getting colors.
I also like this one for getting six matching web colors, unfortunately it only works in IE.
There is an upcoming web service called pic2color at pic2color.com. It is still in alpha stage and the juicy stuff is by-invitation-only, but I guess they'll have another round of invitation soon. Trust me, the private blog they used to showcase it is awesome! There is a email box at pic2color.com to drop your email if you wish to be invited next. Go check it out.
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