Last week, I preached on the evils of color inconsistency. One of the comments to that post reminded me of yet another useful tool for warding off bad color combos: Color Schemer – Online Color Scheme Generator.
A word of caution though. Just because this chart offers 16 colors, doesn’t mean you have to use them all!
Remember, in order for colors to be effectively used as visual cues, you need to make sure they have enough contrast soas not to get lost in the background, and used sparingly enough TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE YOU’RE YELLING AT US ALL THE TIME, FOR ALL YOUR LINKS ON ALL YOUR TOPICS JUST THE SAME WAY WE STOP READING EMAILS SENT TO US BY OUR AUNT RUTH WHO JUST GOT A NEW COMPUTER AND AN AOL ACCOUNT AND WHO HASN’T LEARNED THE JOYS OF THE CAPS KEY!