No, not me, silly. I figure I've earned the face I have, but my website and blog could certainly use some updating. It's been awhile since my colors and header were tweaked. While I'm terrified of painting my walls something other than white, I'm totally ok with changing the look of my online home.
My critique partner, Ashlyn Chase, has volunteered to bring a brush if I ever screw up my courage enough to tackle painting. And I got a similar offer I couldn't refuse from one of my online buddies. JennJ, a frequent commenter here, is a graphic designer and owns Sapphire Designs. She graciously offered to design a new banner for me.
Of course, that means I'll be changing some of the other colors to go with the new look. And I'm stressing over which of the colors in the new banner to pull out. (It's the whole panic over painting again.) I tend to gravitate toward the darker shades, but I wonder if lighter would fit the tone of my work better.
So I'm enlisting your help deciding on a background color. Here's the new banner:
Bet you recognize part of the Vexing the Viscount cover in there. And here are some possible color schemes to go with it:
The burnt orange certainly pops.
But before things fade to black in the upper right corner, there's a deep plum that's rich looking.
If I want a softer look, I could go a shade lighter with a dusky plum.
And if I really want to shake things up, going ultra light with a yellow/gold would brighten the palette considerably.
A softer shade of orange might also give the site a lighter feel.
And I couldn't resist trying to pull out the wine of Daisy's lovely gown.
Decisions, decisions . . . Help me choose! Or do you have a suggestion for a difference background color to pull out? (Excuse me while I bury my head in my hands and sigh. The possibilities are overwhelming!)
Which one do you like best?
And of course, if you have a friend with terrific color sense, please email them the link with the handy little gizmo at the bottom of the post. I need all the help I can get!