There are a lot of benefits of using a monochromatic color palette as your theme and that’s one of the reasons I chose this specific blog design. Choosing simple neutral hues to work with allows me to keep my blog simplistic while adding some contrast with the wine hues without having it fade into the background. The simplicity of the palette and accenting hue will give more room for my posts to shine with the white background to contrast the gray/sand-ish color way. The overall key for this blog theme is simplicity and harmony, I want it easy on the eyes of the reader without much clutter in surrounding areas of the page.
I think the amount of white space is perfect because it balances my color palette without too much contrast that the viewer loses focus of posts or gets easily distracted with visuals. While others may find monochromatic colors boring and dull, I believe and gray and brown shades evoke relaxing and genuine emotion while keeping traditional and earthy vibes (it’s the Capricorn coming out in me). The white background adds cleanliness and simplicity, which is what I keep referring back to as the central theme of my blog space.
There’s two column support available (I think) and the typography balances out the theme very well. The font type seems to correspond with the Serif and Sans Serif family such as Arial and Helvetica that we’ve already familiar with. The typeface is composed of simple lines that are again, easy to read. While these fonts may be boring to some who enjoy different variations of script or handwritten fonts to give their page some character and artistic appeal. While I do enjoy those type of fonts, I believe they don’t belong in a professional-esque blog.
The amount of customization is another great asset to this theme because as a user, you’re able to detail the site identity to your liking. There are multiple color scheme options with the background, header and sidebar text and background color or you can choose a color palette if you’re not on the creative side. There are both header and background imaging options available too if you wanted to manipulate images to work with your color choices. Then, there’s the basic widget and menu options to finish up your customization.
There’s three different image placement options for this theme, so it’s fun to see how each blogger individualizes their page. I chose to go with a picture of myself in the logo box which I originally had as a picture of media credentials. Aside from the logo box, you can place an image into your header column or as a whole background image.