For years there has been one constant in color schemes that seems to stay in vogue: the monotone color palette. I want to suggest you have TWO main choices if you like monotone color design: 1. Completely strict monotone... and ... 2. Monotone with an accent color!
You don't always want to shout for attention and scream at the user with your colors. The more muted palettes shown below send a message of class and understated elegance - subliminally even - to the user. What are the considerations of using a muted palette?
Most designers don't start thinking "Hey let's do a yellow site." But maybe they should. There's a reason yellow and yellow-orange are paired with black for highway construction signs and police barriers - they get attention. But is it too much attention? Find out...