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Friday Focus 05/21/10: Neutralized

I’m seeing a lot of sites whose color palette consists almost exclusively of light grayish, brownish hues. Sounds boring? No such thing for a smart designer.

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  1. By Victoria Blount posted on May 25, 2010 at 7:59 am
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    Its interesting to see how these neutral colours are used, to prevent the designs from looking dull, an accent colour has been used to brighten up the pages, as well as illustrations.

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