When working on my blog, I like to create a cohesive theme. Meaning all my fonts and my colors are working together to create the Pink on the Cheek brand. Today I am going to show you how you can create a custom color palette for your blog. Plus download a Photoshop template to store your colors as a handy guide!
Create a color scheme for your blog
This is easier said than done, my friend. I have been through many color palettes on my blog and have had many colors choices. But what really helps me to stand on track is to have primary colors and secondary colors. Choices make me happy!
Reference color palettes
When deciding on a theme for your blog, what colors are you drawn to? Are you moody, bright, romantic, whimsical, or going for a very professional look? I love using Pinterest as a guide and Design Seeds. Both of these sites can give you lots of inspiration.
When I moved my blog from WordPress to Squarespace, I wanted softer colors and a more professional look to my website. So I took my existing color palette and toned down the colors.
Pink on the Cheek used to be a brighter, more colorful look. Lots of script fonts were used, but that also felt like it was over done.
Now that I moved myself over to Squarespace, I wanted a more clean look. Here is my new color palette for reference.
I still wanted lots of pink, green, and blue, but on a more muted version.
To continue my color palette throughout my blog, I wanted a reference guide like my designer (June Mango Design) had made me.
With a color palette reference guide, I am able to make sure that my colors are in sync and they will look cohesive across my blog.
To help you with your blog, I created a Photoshop template to use as a reference guide for your brand’s colors.