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Is it obvious that I have a problem with colors?

Asked by Magnus (2871points) June 7th, 2009

I design web sometimes.

My sites are usually 100% grayscale, because I suck with colors.

Web-sites by me:
http://sofakingdiligent.com/
http://mathisen.me/
http://beta.manifesttherhyme.com/

Should I try harder, or is it ok?
Do I come off as being unprofessional when my sites lack color?

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_bob's avatar

Are you color blind? I am. I don’t care much about the colors I choose.

chelseababyy's avatar

Grey scale is cool and alllll…. but try adding like, a bright blue or red to make it pop a little.

sandystrachan's avatar

If your colour blind just pick the colours you want and to fuck with everyone else . I argue blind i am correct with my colours even if i am wrong .

Jude's avatar

The first one looks unfinished. The white background with the gray isn’t quite cutting it. I don’t care for the second one at all. The last one, I love (lurve the gray), but, try adding a bit of color.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I love grayscale, and lots of “white space” even if it’s gray space. I would question your ability to see contrast; sites are great as they are but could use more tonal contrast. You could play around with making the grays duotones or tritones. That’s always fun.

Magnus's avatar

Very interesting answers. Thank you all!

Hey, btw can you guys tell me what browser you’re viewing my sites with?

loser's avatar

That can just be your style, nothing more. I think it’s a very cool and striking effect.

alive's avatar

like pandoraboxx said you are lacking contrast.

try harder, and try color.

Blondesjon's avatar

iTnes has taken grayscale to a whole new level. You’re in good company.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Your design style has an interesting urban energy to it. Very postmodern.

DeanV's avatar

I am viewing them with Safari 4 beta. And they look fine.
I like the minimalist effect, but a bit of color would be good. Maybe throw in a tiny bit of red or orange with the grey.

Also, funny how your avatar is a color wheel…

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I’m using Safari 3.2.2, and I also looked at them on Firefox 3.0.10. I’m on a relatively new MacBook.

shrubbery's avatar

I like them because most of the pictures are colourful and stand out. I’m using google chrome.

Grabbins's avatar

Why don’t you use Adobe Kuler?

Or buy a book like this? It has loads of good colour combinations with both CMYK and RGB references and they are catagorised. I use it and it works ok for me if I’m struggling.

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