Making The Web a Less Colorful Place

The web is a colorful place. It’s easy to choose any color you can imagine, and put it into your design. No mixing paints, and no worrying about color-printing costs.

It’s easy to have a colorful web page, and very tempting to do so. But what is the alternative?

Monochromatic DesignMonochromatic design is design with one color. You select a single base color, and then add white and black to it to produce different shades of that color.

Your design consists solely of your monochromatic palette, and various shades of gray.

Example of a monochromatic palette
, with the base color at the right and left ends of the top and bottom rows respectively:

There are a number of color tools like (Color Schemer Gallery, Javascript Color Picker, Color Palette Generator and I like your Colors)  available to help you make your palette, if you prefer to use them.

Examples of some Monochromatic Design: