Colour palettes
#267 Henry, Thursday, 09 July 2015 3:50 PM (Category: Web Development)
(Tags: colour palette web)

I have a lot of little websites that are set up for my own use. No-one else ever looks at them, which is really good as they are really ugly. I do not have a good eye for making attractive websites. The best I hope for something that works well and is useful to me, and isn't too ugly.

I found something yesterday that has become a great help. I am a big fan of Wes Anderson films. They are very stylish, and the colour palettes are amazing. Grand Hotel Budapest was a feast of colour.

Yesterday I stumbled upon a Tumblr page that displays colour palettes from Wes Anderson's films. Each palette has a photo from the film, and a set of colours beneath it displayed like the colour palettes in Paper.

I grabbed a copy of each image, which contains the still and the colour circles and saved them. I can load each of them into this colour picker page, click on each of the colour circles and it will tell me the RGB numbers required. Then I apply them in the CSS files for my websites and magically they are transformed from tawdry, colourfully-offensive sites, into gentle pleasing sites that do not make my eyes bleed. No-one else is going to see this, but it sure makes my day more pleasant seeing my sites looking smart and harmonious.