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i want to use this color as base color for my site

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I have navigation bar on left which is vertical around 220px wide and 47px height per tab i also have horizontal navigation tabs as well

Now i am confused what should be the background color of tabs and what should be the hover color and active tab color

Can anyone have some ideas

The site design is simple

HEADER
HORIZONTAL NAV BAR
LEFTNAV BAR(left) ---BODY CONTENT(right)
Footer
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closed as not constructive by Philip Regan Jul 18 '11 at 16:43

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Check out Adobe Kuler (pronounced cooler).

Great resource for color schemes / color inspiration. You can even search for "blue".

http://kuler.adobe.com/

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Are any site examples using blue color theme , i wan to see some example. i am confused how to use those colors –  user873424 Jul 16 '11 at 20:24
    
First result in a Google search for "blue websites" - webdesign.fm/60-awesome-blue-websites. In Kuler, you would find the blue you liked, then utilize the other colors of the palette as secondary/accent colors (ie: One color for links, one for borders, etc). Kuler palettes help one visualize what colors work well together. You're already sold on blue as a primary color...use Kuler or one of the 60 sites to find a good set of complimentary colors for your project. –  Dawson Jul 16 '11 at 20:35

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