Choosing Colors For Your Website

Choosing Colors For Your Website

03-orange-birdChoosing colors for a website is fun, complicated, and takes some time.

Your industry + your style + your customers: what’s going to work? Keep in mind that colors show up differently on all monitors. You can’t control how someone else’s monitor is set. Also…mobile devices won’t show what your desktop or tablet shows. A large monitor shows a great background image or colors, but mobile and tablets won’t.

I come across different color tools and like to share so here we go:


If you have a specific color but want a variation darker or lighter try this website. You can get a color code from your printer or maybe you already know how to do that.  There are color picker tools for different browsers. Add in your color code and you’ll see a nice range. Here is the link to the page on

Choosing colors for a website



Another thing to do is choose a color palette. Here is a great list of palette ideas from and their DesignSchool page.

Here is a sample of an image and the colors that they picked to create a palette. There are 100 on this link.



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P.S. I have a lot of color and contrast on this site…but I know that doesn’t work for everyone. If you and your customers hate orange we certainly wouldn’t use it!

andrea hamilton

Andrea has been working with small business owners on their websites since 2010 and has been a business owner since 1992. Andrea's blog posts answer questions that come up from clients and from issues that she and her developers fix on a regular basis. Get in touch if you need help.