Color Options for My Blog

Color Options for My BlogI’m testing some different options for the background colors of my blog. Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

Blog background colors: Option 1

Blog background colors: Option 1

Blog background colors: Option 2a

Blog background colors: Option 2a

Blog background colors: Option 2b

Blog background colors: Option 2b

Blog background colors: Option 3

Blog background colors: Option 3

8 Responses to Color Options for My Blog

  • Beth says:

    Hi Marilyn,
    I am such a color person I really like number one. It is beautiful with your banner.

  • I love the color here and might even like #1. The truth is that the color on the sides didn’t show up on my screen until I dragged the corners out to see it. Here’s a thought: Does anyone else see these as feminine colors? There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but I’m going to have to go back and see who your audience is. If you want something a little less feminine, I might even go darker on the sides to ground it–something like the earthy brown of your links.

  • Moira says:

    I like #1 too. It really makes the green “pop”.

    on the other hand…while the artwork in 1 and 2 being in the same color way work well, it’s feels like it’s competing with the artwork in #3.

  • Mavis Penney says:

    Hi Marilyn:

    I think a viewer’s sensation of the color on the blog will change depending on the color of the image you are featuring. That said, I would go with something neutral for the background so as to not interfere with the colors in the artwork. White #4 is fine for the background in that case. What about the pale green color of the sidebar? Is that under consideration too?

    Thanks for this visual experiment!
    -Mavis from the blog class

  • Hi Marilyn;
    I concur with Mavis. #1 looks great because of the image you have up, but I would go with the white #3 or I too, thought of a much paler green on the sides. Tone on tone is calming and not distracting.

    Keep on trekking! 🙂
    Carol, from blogging class

  • Hi Marilyn,

    I really like #1 as well – you have a really nice color sense. I guess I'm curious to see how this color scheme goes with various images, however since it looks wonderful with your beautiful sidebar thumbnail images, that doesn't seem like too much of an issue.

  • Nancy Giere says:

    I like # 1 the best. The border color warms everything up.

  • Marilyn says:

    Thanks to everyone for your comments; hopefully I thanked you on the class blog; I’m finding all these comments tonight that I never thanked people for!

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