Winter/Spring Colour Palette 2006-2007 6 April, 2007 — Stuart Brown

Seasonal colours from the Modern Life selection

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Persistent readers of Modern Life will be aware that the colours you see on site are not static: They revolve around with the seasons, with a new scheme on the first of every month. Each set of colours is hand-picked, adjusted, and designed to fit in with the month and season in question.

As ever, the Web 2.0 Colour Palette is the most trafficked article from search engines, so I figured there may be a few people interested in both the schemes and the thinking behind them. Here's a rundown of the first quarter of 2007:

January

The start of the year saw a new design, and the introduction of the seasonal colours. I elected for a strong blue for the main colour, with an icy paler hue for the secondary detailing.

Feburary

Similarly cold to January, the shortest month of the year was decorated with contradictory near-neutrals - a dark navy for the header and a slightly yellow-tinged grey as a secondary colour.

March

A slightly drab but marginally more colourful mixture of grey-green and grey-blue for March, hinting at the first beginnings of springtime. The two colours are nicely balanced, but I was glad to see a touch more saturation in April's colour set.