Picking a color palette for your blog can be difficult. What colors do you choose? Do they match? How do you find colors that coordinate?
Choosing a color palette sounds like it should be straightforward, right? I mean, they’re just colors.
But unfortunately that’s not the case. As color theory proves otherwise, there’s a science (or art) to choosing a color palette that works.
Luckily you don’t need to have studied art or color theory to pick a great color palette. I’m going to show you a quick and foolproof way to choose a color palette for your blog.
For more color resources, scroll down to the bottom of the post to download a free color tool guide.
With the hex code of your color in hand, go to the Adobe Kuler site. Paste the hex code into the box below the middle color and hit enter.
By default Adobe Kuler displays an analogous color palette. If that type of palette isn’t to your liking, you can select a different type of palette. Hover over analogous and more options will be displayed. Click on them to view the different combinations.
Because these types of palettes are based in color theory, they’ll generally work. Of course, some tweaking may still be needed, but in most cases you can walk away with a gorgeous palette with little to no work on your part.
Here are some palettes that I quickly whipped up: