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I have this header image:

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And I'm trying to find the best colors for the text of the title. Any suggestions?

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White or yellow would work here.

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I second either of these. –  Lauren Ipsum Jun 13 '11 at 0:47
    
I was thinking yellow myself. If you wanted to do white, I'd darken up the foreground gray a bit and lose 50% of the saturation on the blue. I guess it depends on whether or not you want the text to go over both the buildings and the sky, or just the sky. –  Michael Jun 13 '11 at 9:25

To clarify, does the title sit in the header? Do you want your headings to use the same color?

I normally do a test to actually see what works best. I made a copy of your header and added some of the suggested colors. I also added drop shadows and outer glow, just experimenting.

My decision would be based on what I want to do with headings. If I wanted to use the blue for headings, I might use a glow around a blue title to simulate clouds. Or white with a drop shadow for most contrast. I like adding a layer style in this case, to help separate the title from the blue sky, since it uses pretty intense color.

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Great suggestion, and thanks a lot for the examples ! –  FelixMM Jun 13 '11 at 12:28

I think that depends on other elements from the context. But orange is good if you want to emphasize the title.

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