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How to Pick a Color Palette for Your Blog

The first thing I do before I design a blog is create a color palette.  I pick four to five colors and then I stick to them as I design the blog.  Keeping your blog within one cohesive color palette is super important if you want a professional-looking design.  So, here are some tips on how to choose a color scheme for your blog.

The Easy Way...
Are you artistically challenged and just want something that is stupid easy?  Go to Design Seeds and browse through hundreds of color palettes until you find one you like.  Boom!  Done!

The Fun Way...
Create your own color palette using a picture as your inspiration.  There are a couple of sites that can extract colors from a picture, but my favorite tool is Sherwin Williams Chip It.  You upload your picture and it will extrapolate which of their paint colors best match the picture.  I like this app because I know the paint colors were designed by professionals so they are all going to be pretty tones, not just random computer-generated colors.

Here is a palette I made from a picture of my favorite bedspread.

And here is a palette I made from a picture of my cousin's feet, of all things.  I loved the colors in this picture but I never could have put a finger on what colors were doing it for me.  The app does that for you.

The Hard Way...
Want to create your own palette from scratch?  Then learn all about color theory and have at it!  You might find this website useful as well - you input a color into it and it shows you all its "friends" on the color wheel.  Start with your favorite color and see where it takes you...

How did you pick the color scheme for your blog?  Which of these methods for making a palette sounds the best to you?

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