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August 19, 2004

web colors i like

i've been collecting some colors that i like to use at work in web pages. most of these colors are not part of the web safe palette (which no one cares about anymore, anyway). In general, they are much more subtle than the colors on the palette, which is why i like them. I find that when I'm designing a particularly dense or complex UI, I need a lot of subtle shades for grouping and prioritizing the information on the page.

anyway, it occured to me that keeping them on little sticky notes in my office is a good way to ensure that I won't have them when I really need them. So I had better record them here.

[ see the colors ]

blue-grays, from lightest to darkest:

khakis, from lightest to darkest:

nabbed from 1976design.com:

rebeccah's khaki (also found on amazon.com):

non-bright yellows, from lightest to darkest:

Posted by lisa at August 19, 2004 01:26 PM | TrackBack


is it true that no one really cares about web-safe colors anymore? can we all design websites with a reckless regard for hex values?

i'm serious. you're way more up on current standards than i am...

Posted by: christa on August 19, 2004 03:43 PM

yep, that's true. modern monitors basically always display thousands or millions of colors-- more than enough to prevent dithering for basically everyone.

the gray-blues i've got there are cribbed straight from the external web site of the company i work for, actually :)

Posted by: lisa on August 19, 2004 03:53 PM

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