Unusual Color Combinations to Make Website Design Unique and Unconventional

Some people like to stay with the traditional color combination’s when designing a website; however, lots of people prefer to venture away a little bit and go for something more unusual.

Often, we don’t realize just how good a certain color combination looks until we try it. That’s why tracking new color trends and experimenting with your website can be such a good idea – you may end up with ideas and colors that you never dreamed of using!

Let’s see what unusual colors can be be used to garner some ravishing effects.

Green and Purple


Who would ever have thought that green and purple could look so good when used alongside each other on a website? The secret when using green and purple together is to make sure that the shades are not too contrasting or too dark. A dark purple and very pale green won’t look great, and dark purple and dark green won’t look very good either. The best color scheme to use is a warm green with a purple that isn’t too dark.

Blue and Yellow


It’s very rare that people ever consider using blue and yellow together, but you’d be surprised at the effect that can be created using them. When designing your website with these colors, you’ll get the best look if you use mainly blue. Using too much yellow can be far too bright; however, make sure that there’s enough yellow so that your website doesn’t seem too blue. You should also ensure that the yellow isn’t a bright yellow – choose a paler, warm yellow that doesn’t stand out every time it’s used on the website.

Purple and Yellow


This is another great combination using yellow. Again, make sure that neither of the colours are too dark, and definitely make sure that the yellow is not too bright and overpowering. Like the blue and yellow combination, focus mainly on the purple but add yellow to things like the banners, text boxes and borders that you may have on your website.

Brown and Blue


Brown and blue is becoming increasing popular with website designers and people who are decorating their homes. People are realising that blue and brown together creates a beautiful and warm effect that is appealing and inviting. A good color combination on your website can be the difference between people staying and looking around and people leaving and not bothering to come back again. Choose a lighter brown and a light blue for best effects; dark brown and blue may turn out looking muddy.

Blue and Pink


It is a common idea that blue is for boys and pink is for girls, but when the two are combined, you can often get a very nice color combination. A nice pale blue and a pale pink can be used together on a website to create a beautiful and colorful look. You can even the two colors out, so you don’t have to focus on one of the colors more than the other.

Peach and Green


For years, people have thought that green and red or green and pink just don’t go together at all. However, is there a more unusual but pretty color combination than a lovely light green and peach? Avoid using a dark green alongside peach as that will discourage people from coming to your website and isn’t very appealing to the eye.

Orange and Green


If you tried persuading somebody to using orange and green together, you probably wouldn’t get very far unless that person was willing to try almost anything. Orange isn’t a color that can be mixed with other colors easily, but combining it with a nice green can give your website the unusual and unique look that you’ve been trying to achieve. You could use an orange background with pale green text boxes and headers for best results.

Turquoise and Green


Turquoise isn’t thought of as an appealing color, and neither is gray; however, try combining the two for the ultimate unique color combination! Turquoise is quite a strong color, but a duller gray will balance it out, creating the perfect combination for any website.

Standing out from the crowd when designing a website isn’t the easiest thing to do. The colors of a website are the main things that stick in people’s minds when they visit it; therefore, you have the opportunity to create a good impression by using unique, appealing and unusual color combination’s.

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog and has been covering small-business and freelance news for a number of years. PsPrint is a cheap printing company.

3 Comments
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