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SpyrosP says

Hello guys, i’m aware of websites like adobe’s kuler and the likes, but i have a question to make.

Suppose that i want to create a theme with some color variations so that the user can choose from. However, i would like it so that the main body of the theme has the same color in all these variations.

For instance, if i have a blue variation of the theme, i would change the header, footer, links color and such and not the main background color. Hope you get the idea. A main skeleton with the same colors for the basic elements and then a stylesheet changing some things to make it blue, red etc.

My question is this. How or where can i find color combinations for that ? For example, suppose that #fff (white) or #666(greyish) or #e6e6e6 are the three main colors for the theme (pretty standard color codes these ones).

So, now that i want to create a red scheme, which colors should i use ? Is there a way to find the best ones ? Kuler, for instance, gives a whole palette, which i don’t need. What i do need is color combinations based on these colors that i already have.

Thanx for reading :)

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Shellbot says

Well to be fair, most colours go well with white and grey, that’s why they’re so popular!

If you’re just looking for shades of the same colour you can search Kuler for “red” or whathaveyou and you’re sure to get a couple of monochrome palettes.

I don’t think there are any “correct” colour options to include in a theme, just stick the usual suspects in there (red, blue, grey, etc) along with one or two schemes a bit different to make your theme stand out.

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VisualSharing says

http://blog.themeforest.net/tutorials/the-importance-color-in-web-design/

http://sixrevisions.com/web_design/a-look-into-color-theory-in-web-design/

Basically, if you want to find what colors will match your current one, choose one of the methods for selecting – for example, Analogous, Complementary, Split Complementary, Triadic & Tetradic.

It’s just a simple math.

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SpyrosP says

Thank you guys, that was really helpful :)

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