Changing Your Blog? Start With the Colors by Guest Author roentarre
If you want to change up your blog design, but you don’t have a lot of time or resources to dedicate to it, there are some simple things you can do that can have a big impact on your blog and how readers respond to it. By simply changing the color scheme, you can dramatically change the feel and flavor of your blog. A simple color change can really add to your blogging efforts – if you know what you’re doing.
Colors for Blogging Styles
Red - Red is a fierce, powerful color. Adding a lot of red to your blog design can really make your content seem a little more fiery and fierce. There’s also a sense of urgency that comes along with the color red, which might be useful in your blog design.
Orange – There’s a lot of discussion as to why, but orange is really a good color for getting people to purchase items online. If your blog deals with business or selling at all, an orange design for your blog might be a good choice. As with some other colors (yellow), you want to make sure you don’t overuse the power of orange. If you use too much orange in your blog design, you may overpower the reader and drive them away.
Yellow – If you use a lot of yellow in your blog design, you can get a great, warm feeling without going too overboard. Yellow is also a great way to grab someone’s attention, as long as you use it sparingly. Using yellow with a dark color like black can really make elements of your blog design “pop” and draw the reader’s attention. You want to make sure you don’t go too far, though, as too much yellow isn’t a good thing most of the time.
Black – Blog designs that incorporate a lot of black are usually dark in mood. This isn’t always the case, though, depending on how much black is used in the blog design. If it’s just used to highlight and draw out things here and there, it doesn’t seem as dark. Once you start going predominantly black with your design, you start to get that ‘dark’ feel on your blog. Another thing to note is that white text on a black background is notoriously hard to read. While you may be going for a mood when using black, you want to take readability into consideration.
White – You would think white is a boring ‘color,’ but the more whitespace you use in your design, the cleaner it’s going to look. Sometimes adding a lot of whitespace to your blog design can really have a big impact on the readability. This goes a long way in making people more interested in sticking around and actually reading the content you post.
As you can see, there are a lot of ways something as simple as changing the colors on your blog can affect your readers and visitors. If you don’t have time for a full redesign, spicing up the color palette on your blog can be a great way to change up your blog without a lot of work.
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