[Mageia-discuss] Colour palette for Mageia artwork

Donald Stewart watersnowrock at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 14:54:48 CET 2011

On 13 February 2011 12:20, Patricia Fraser <trish at thefrasers.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>> I have some ideas, but the resource given doesn't let me select only
>> my 2 colours, and trying 3 (ignoring the middle colour) didn't work
>> very well with my mouse and level of manual dexterity.
>> (The "clickable link" didn't work for me either, but maybe I tried
>> the wrong link.)
> It´s a drawback that it doesn´t allow you to use the keyboard instead
> of the mouse, true - it´s just a resource for looking at colours in a
> complementary or analogic way, keeping in mind that we´re in need of
> sets of colours for web pages, wallpapers, icon sets, all sorts.
>> I think that these 2 base colours would be very good together :
>> #0066aa (a blue similar to that of Mandriva) and
>> #00cc00 (a light green).
> Something like this: http://colorschemedesigner.com/#3qd1-tZttK-MP ?
> Check out all the variants - you can make changes to individual colours
> in the variants and look at them in use on the dark page/light page tab.
>> The effect of these 2 colours together would be very different from
>> those of Mandriva.  The green is a refreshing colour that would be
>> good as the main colour, as an accent, or shared on par with the blue.
>> If one of the colours is to be an accent, I would rather it were the
>> blue. If only one of the colours is selected, I would prefer the
>> light green.
> I´d take a different shade of green (personal preference only!) - say
> #00ff00, and a greyer shade of blue like alexn has been using, say:
> http://colorschemedesigner.com/#3Hd2ovKw0Mnf58Q1Gc9GTVKaPlZpbP.GrcIgNi
>> As well, I hope you stay away from selecting (ugly) red/brown colours.
> It´s a different thing to use a red/brown/yellow as an accent (say 10%
> or less of the colour on the page) than to use it as a main colour -
> there are a couple of pinks in that last colour set, but you´d hardly
> use them except to highlight things, if at all.
> Looking for more input, please folks!
> Cheers,
> --
> Patricia Fraser
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I would like to see something with more purple and dark greens in it,
for some reason they have a natural feel to me.

Its not perfect, but here is an idea of what I am meaning

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