New answers tagged color-theory
Since you are looking for five different colors, one option could be to selct colors with a hue distance of 72° (= 360° in total). I tried this with the color schemer here. Then I adjusted the red-orange color a little (increasing saturation) and rearranged the set because I wanted the business logic layer to be "blue". Here's the result:
@scott is right in his comment; but I am going to take the chance at an answer in a general fashion. If you are looking for colour palettes and basic rule-of-thumb as regard to contrast, associative colour theory etc, then yes, there are basic helpful rules. What you seem to want is five colours. You need to associate the colour with the content, so if ...
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