Need a fool proof way to pick colors for your website? Read on.
So we are at the local home improvement store the other day looking at paint color for our master bedroom and I noticed all these pamphlets put out by the paint manufacturers showing different color combination for decorating. Suddenly it hit me, "Why couldn't you use those to help you pick colors for a website?" I know a little bit about color theory and can usually pick good color combinations. But here was oodles of examples of good color combinations all nice and neatly packaged for viewing.
I took just about one of each pamphlet and have used them on more than one occasion for my web page to put together new color themes. It has worked out great because I don't want just two colors for the website but typically need three or four for all the different parts.
Matching the colors in the pamphlet to webpage colors is a little bit trial and error until you zero in on the right one. But an exact match is not essential. Usually I can get close enough that it works just fine.
Another use for these published color combinations could be for color to use in your paintings. And this could be controversial. I can see some benefit to using colors that are in sync with current trends in interior decorating colors so that your painting will fit in well with potential buyers interiors colors. But, depending on subject matter, I wouldn't think you would want your painting to be all "matchy-matchy". I think the individual painting needs to be true to its colors but keeping in mind current color trends could be beneficial for future sales.
Give it a try and I'm sure there are other uses besides house painting, web page colors and paintings.