>> 04 November 2009
Color by COLOURlovers
Oops, I did it again! I changed my blog! I told you I would. Only this time I think I'm gonna keep this template from OurBlogTemplates for awhile because I really, really, really like it. It's the same template I used for the freebie in my previous post in which I customized with a Hawaiiana theme only this time I took it down to a notch with a variety of neutral grays and two bright "popping" colors. I'm moving away from bright cutesy backgrounds only because now that I'm going with a non-standard template some of the fun backgrounds like the one's Itkupilli makes won't really fit the dimensions of my new template. So I guess I'm just gonna have to make my own! :)
But for now I'm just going with this color palette that I got from ColourLovers called "It Stands Out". The story how I got it is this: I really like the color red. The shade that Blogger's got on their palette is HEX #cc0000 which is an okay red. It's a tad too bright and little on the orangey side. I really prefer blue-reds but - - meh -- it works for me. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel and hand code a different shade of red every time I wanted to change something in Blogger so I went with it. I found the palette by running a search at ColourLovers for a selection of palettes that had this particular red and Voila!
I used the Forelle font, a free font I got at FontSquirrel in my banner. In combination with the palette it totally ties together nicely and works for the retro-vintage items I love to wear and sell.
Another reason I like "It Stands Out" is because it seems pretty balanced -- something I strive to be. It's got red and it's got blue. And a whole lot of grays in between! In my design approach I wanted to have neutral and understated colors for most of the blog except for the elements I want to direct your eyes to. And while I love the first background I got from Itkupilli it seemed that such a riot of colors would keep your focus off of the videos I post which is something I plan to do more often.
Which reminds me! I gotta go nudge the winner of the last contest so I can get crackin' on her video-oh!