I've been working on a set of graphic panels and believe I've come up with a good base that fits the theme of the rest of the project they're part of, except that I'm having a very hard time coming up with a color scheme for the text in these panels. I'm not sure anything within my palette looks good on the background. I also don't know if I should attempt to try a new color because, as I mentioned earlier, these panels are part of a larger theme and this would be the only place that new color shows up.
This gradient is the best I was able to come up with but I've already had one of my friends say it's hard to read.
Any ideas on better color(s) to use?