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    If anyone here is familiar with Gmail, you'll note the quite relaxing blue color scheme once you've logged in. Does anyone know what colors these are?

    Or, if you wanted to mimic the shade / tint of their blue but just do it in green, what the RGBs would be?

    What are some quite relaxing, web-safe RGBs for blue and green?

    It is for a depression site.

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    Blues and grays bring on a feeling of relaxation and calming.

    Take a look at Asprin ads in magazines, you'll quickly notice that the ads are always in a dulled out, grayish-blue while the competition is usually spotted in a vibrant red/yellow (which promotes anxiety).
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    Yeah, same with Gmail. But what are some of the specific RGBs? Or is there a chart of relaxing ones online somewhere?

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    I would drop the whole web safe idea, you'll really be limiting yourself. Every other website uses the same blocky unoriginal repeatetive colours. Varity would be welcomed; the practice of using web safe colours is long outdated and unecessary.

    If you want to sample colours from an existing source make a screen shot (prnt scrn/apple+shift+3?) and paste it into an imaging package. If you don't have Photoshop etc you've probably already got something like Microsoft Photo Editor (or such, MS Paint might even be able to do this). Use the eye dropper tool to sample the RGB value(s) you want.

    Adjust the colour/hue and re-sample if you wanted to shift the same scheme to green for example.

    cool, calm, reflective, easy, relaxing...

    • #CCFFCC
    • #CCFFFF
    • #66CCFF
    • #99CCFF


    (These are web-safe by the way.)

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    Thanks!

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    Color theory cannot be summed up into three or four hex values... you'll need to experiment yourself, really.
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