I’m revamping my brand identity, creating a new website, etc., and have a question about color. I understand some basics, but am no expert, so thought I’d ask here since Google hasn’t helped me out.
My general question is about the possibility of creating a palette by mixing one or two colors from a Triadic scheme with those from an Analogous scheme. Theorettically (or practically) speaking, is it choose one because an either/or is best, or can I mix colors from two schemes to form a palette?
Here is what I’m thinking for a minimalistic website with a white background for a photography/virtual tour business. I’d like to use a primarily (but not monochromatic) blue based scheme, but would possibly like to sparingly use a different color for accents. I like the analogous scheme, but I’m not sure if I like the purple secondary as an accent. Instead I might like to add some green, preferrably the darker shade from the Triadic scheme. Maybe using the lighter green as a hover-over color on buttons. Maybe reversed. No interest in the reddish orange.
Should I just stick with the analogous and leave out the green? I was originally thinking green for the logo accents, but am now leaning more toward the purple - if only for the logo. If I go that direction should I continue with the purple for website accents/buttons, is it okay to maybe use the Triadic greens for accents/buttons, or would my desire for minalmism be ruined by introducing too many colors (even if the third is used very sparingly)?
Attached is a jpg of the logo, each with different accent colors, the analogous and tridiac schemes based on #1342eb, and my thought for a palette consiting of the analogous scheme with the green, triadic accents.
Thanks for any thoughts, and don’t hold back if what I’m suggesting is moronic sacrilege.