One of my favorite parts of the design process is choosing a color scheme. It can also be one of the most difficult… especially if you’re starting from scratch. Still, if you’re stuck in a rut and trying to find some inspiration for that web 2.0 ajaxipplication you’re creating, I’m here to help.
One of the methods I like to use is to look at clothing… yours, your co-workers’, etc. Take a look at what you’re wearing right now and think about the color combinations you picked out. Do they work well together? Would they work on a website? Now look at those around you… how about those color combinations? All of a sudden you have several viable options to try out.
Here are a few other possibilities (feel free to add more in the comments):
- Magazine & Catalogue Spreads
- Food (Cookbooks, Packaging, etc)
- Posters (Movies, Concerts, etc)