I have a project developing a web app for a school which it's brand and identity using Old English MT font and color #001d3b (dark blue in the image).

The problem I'm having and currently bugs me is, what is the best suited complimentary font (free/open-source) and accent color for these? Or do I have to ditch the old English font and try modern fonts as alternative? I have tried experimenting with #F44336 (red orange) along with the font which I currently use is Open sans + Roboto. The image below is the sample.

Thanks for your help.

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  • You may want to edit out the admin email address from the image here. Personally, I’d try with a serif font, though that may not work too well either. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Sep 4 at 18:59
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You already has accent colors at your logo: red, gold and electric blue.

Actually, the logo not only goes unnoticed but the addition of the orange you have chosen ends up eating it completely. I don't think you need to add the orange, the color is also a composition element and in your case another problem to deal with.

The colors choice is something very personal and subjective, but adjusting to the practicality of the design, I would choose the gold to enhance the logo.

For typography I would choose some of the characteristics of the English Gothic but clean. This Gothic is very condensed, I think a condensed sans serif fits perfectly. Normal and bold for the button. I used the first condensed sans serif I found, Myriad Pro Condensed. I think Roboto Condensed could be ok, try it.

Perhaps it would not saturate the design using white in secondary texts, the gray text creates a hierarchy, the same you use at the menu unselected items.

GOld

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    Thanks for the answer and advice. Wow, gold looks cooler than I thought it was. – gil Sep 3 at 15:04
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    @gil and enhances the logo, I think your page needs it ;-) – Danielillo Sep 3 at 15:06
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    Ok thanks for your time and help. Appreciate it. – gil Sep 3 at 15:17

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