by Moira on May 5, 2009

Original logo from website

The current lesson in the Blog Triage class is called ‘Combat the Uglies’, a lesson that couldn’t come too soon.

I was listening to a TED talk recently by Barry Schwartz about too many choices, and I definitely was dealing with that when I was working to tweak the WordPress theme I had chosen. Too many choices and not enough expertise in Photoshop and/or graphic design. I’m finally taking the plunge and calling in a professional.

In the meantime, I’ve used the full extent of my photoshop skills to play with some different color combinations. This first version uses the original colors from my website.

Here are some other ones I came up with. Let me know what you think…


Changing the background to a softer, more soothing color


Going green...


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Pamela Jacob May 5, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I like the going green….

That is my vote 🙂

Alyson B. Stanfield May 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Moira: I like the green on green as far as being compatible, but not sure it’s “lusty” enough. I like the blue-green color combo, but I guess it needs to be tweaked. I think a pro will be most helpful to the process.

Wonder what color combo says “lusty” ???

Beverly Keaton Smith May 5, 2009 at 6:51 pm

i like the green and can see it with a reddish/pinkish color too…but, really I think the green on green looks very nice. Green is the color of growth…and and be very luscious!

Marge Bennett May 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Of the 3 given my vote goes to green on green. However the blue and green might be more interesting still if the blue had more green in it. Marge

Alyson B. Stanfield May 5, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I’m liking it! I do think, however, that a pro designer will be helpful. I’m kind of thinking a rich aubergine (eggplant). That says LUSTY to me! And I LOVE green.

Kathy May 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I think something in warm tones and… Of these three, I vote the green on green. I am thinking of something that evokes warmth, sunshine, vibrancy, richness…that’s my take – Kathy

Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo May 6, 2009 at 1:52 am

Of the choices given, I definitely prefer the green. I love green (also in your current design). But I also wonder how a redder, earthier, warmer palette might work. You might want to try.

Carol McIntyre May 7, 2009 at 11:21 am

I vote for the green on green as well, but you might want to try a warm color such as orangy-salmon.

Good luck!

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