I'm trying to create my own layout for bootstrap. I found a lot of articles about choosing colors to layout, but layout also need some shades of grey and black for sidebars, navbar, to make some contrast between panel and background, etc. Do you have some advice how to choose this colors to fit base?
Would you be willing to share some ideas for colors you have so far so that we can all take a look?
Regardless of downrep_nation's comment, I think it's important to understand a bit about color theory. There are hues, shades, tints and tones.
A hue is a color.
Shades = any color that is mixed with black.
Tints = any color that is mixed with white.
Tones = any color that is mixed with gray. (They usually work in any color scheme)
When it comes to design and colors, whether it's for accessibility, etc, what's incredibly important is contrast. Lack of contrast can make an interface dull, boring, and even difficult to read. Too much contrast can make an interface overwhelming, nauseating, and also difficult to read.
That’s the best color advice I can give to you without knowing what kind of site you're trying to build, who your audience is, etc. (because you usually can't decide on color until you have those questions answered).