Posts Tagged ‘design’

Expanding the Color Palate

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Note: This post takes a more design-oriented approach. It may be a little off topic for those who don’t design!

After a long day of looking at Catholic school websites, things seem to blur together in terms of design and presentation. It took me a little while to figure out why that is, and it isn’t an obvious thing: the colors.

There are hundreds of thousands of different color combinations out there, but Catholic high schools pretty much stick to a menu:

  • Royal Red
  • Black
  • Tan
  • Various Shades of Green
  • Royal Blue
  • More Royal Red

These are classic, strong colors, and they are used for a reason: they look good, and they look official. But since we are all about breaking the mold at Catholic School Web Design, lets take an experimental journey down the color road less traveled and talk about how to play with color with your school.