What happens when you DIY your brand and website colors
Here's what happens. You keep changing your mind and that's not necessarily bad.
It might be a waste of time, but you're learning. And learning is always good.
My 'assvice' in this here post is the kind of thing that drives web designers and brand strategists nuts.
People like me, DIYing brand and web colors.
My apologies. And I mean that sincerely.
The problem is I find learning about design and testing out styles and colors fun. And I like writing about what I learn because I used to be a teacher and teachers, generally, love learning and then talking about what they've learned. We're a bit boring that way.
Also, budget. For now.
I like to think that all my playing around with my own 'brand' and colors helps me work with web designer clients and newbie biz owners because then I know stuff that I wouldn't otherwise know.
These days, my services include partnering with Squarespace web designers to edit client copy and finish up web design projects, so that they (the Squarespace designers) can move onto their next projects.
I'm good at that.
I also like helping newbie biz owners, who don't need a whole ton of bells and whistles, just get their dang website up online and make it look decent so they can start attracting clients and visitors without a whole lot of fuss.
The fuss can come after, when the budget is ready.
And if new entrepreneurs need something more long term and future proof, I recommend they invest in a designer because working with me, while budget-friendly at the start, would all have to be undone down the road.
And unless you're like me, a tinkerer by nature, that undoing can be your undoing.
So where was I - ah yes:
How to choose colors for your brand and your website
A while back, I blogged about an online tool called Pictaculous that lets you choose a color palette based on a picture you upload.
You can also find inspiration from Colorlisa, a site dedicated to creating color palettes from famous artworks. Have fun. No, really. It's way too fun.
Canva's design school often has articles and sample color palettes to use or be inspired by.
And there you have it. Now get back to work. Or spend a couple of more minutes getting on my list so you can find out about all things Squarespace and marketing and copy editing and biz, as I learn them myself.