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Morgenmuffel
15-10-2009, 03:55 PM
Ok I'm designing a website for someone

they have an oval logo with large stencil style black text around it, the logo contains a lot of white and brown and grey, but also orange and Lime green.

I have done a trillion mock-ups but nothing seems to work with the colours the way i want, the lime green is only about 20% of the logo and the orange is 5% but they seem to overpower, everything,

So anyone know of any sites that use lime green and orange, just so i can get some inspiration as i can't seem to find any.
Or any other suggestions?

And no unfortunately I can't show off the logo as the person probably wouldn't appreciate it at this pint

Digby
15-10-2009, 03:59 PM
I did see a website that had hundreds of colour schemes for web designers.
But I do not recall what it was called, maybe you could Google it ?

Jen
15-10-2009, 06:46 PM
I would go for a lighter/less brighter version of the lime green (maybe slightly patterned) with brown as the main colour scheme.

Jen
15-10-2009, 06:59 PM
Here are some colour scheme examples using green and/or orange:

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/terrafirma

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/settings

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/tricolor

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/dragonfly

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/miscellaneous

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/sampling

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/precision

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/petcharms

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/bananaleaf

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/extended

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/newave

http://www.freecsstemplates.org/preview/stickybud


As you can see, that website has a few ideas. :p

Personally, I would only use orange as an accent colour.

Jen
19-10-2009, 05:05 PM
Any update Nigel on what you decided?

Morgenmuffel
19-10-2009, 06:34 PM
Hi Jen

I have gone with these colours (http://nigel.geek.nz/test-stuff/index3.php) (if your using IE look here (http://nigel.geek.nz/test-stuff/index.php) as the CSS doesn't work with IE) for one of the mock ups for others i have used browns with orange and greens for links and text headings. Mind you knowing my track history of designs the person I'm designing for always seems to pick the design I threw in as a filler, never the ones I slaved over.

Cheers for the template links some of them are very close to what was in my head, but just wouldn't come out especially the Dragonfly one.

fnphoto
19-10-2009, 07:18 PM
For anything like this try Kuler - here

http://www.adobe.com/products/kuler/