I am colourblind, which makes choosing the colours of my website very hard (often I choose colours that appeal to me, yet look awful to everyone else). I have recently begun a new website (image below), and I chose these colours for it. Now, to me, it looks really nice, but to everyone else who has seen it, it looks really really really bad.

I am trying to design this website with a metro-ish theme (hence the font, lack of shadows and lack of gradients). I also like the colour blue (hence the blue backgrounds and headings).

Does anyone know of a good blue colour palette or a website with detailed metro/blue colour scheme tutorials?

My website
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    I don't really understand how blue, grey, white and black can "look horrible to everyone else." Who is this "everyone"? :)
    – Scott
    Jun 17, 2013 at 7:09
  • @Scott so you are saying it looks fine as it is? Jun 17, 2013 at 7:17
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    I don't see anything inherently wrong with that color scheme. It's just one color and grey... it's pretty hard to go wrong with that combination as long as there is enough contrast.
    – Scott
    Jun 17, 2013 at 7:58

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While obviously this is very much a matter of project-specific design, I would suggest a lighter colour, as part of the problems seems to me to be too much contrast, and possibly a blue-er colour, since it is a little purple (probably a result of colour-blindness). Also, the very dark pinstripes look a little too dark. In terms of colours, I tested rgb(21,92,166) on it and it looked pretty good.

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