I'm trying Pale Test #1 and making localized changes as I feel it has promise but is still a bit off. For now I've lightend up some background colors more to increase contrast. Maybe I'll post a screenshot and provide some color codes when I'm happy with it.
I want the default theme to be something involving green, then it will tie in with the main website- but also with the tomgeeks theme. if anyone wants to come up with some ideas around that, it'd be cool.
@x: I like it! It's very much like Pale #1, but but slightly less sleepy while still calming.
@em: The problem with combining the Tomgeeks and Footloose colours is that they clash a bit when put together (...right? Artistic people back me up?!). So do you mean something that follows the Tomgeeks colours (forums or main page) or something that follows the current default theme for your forums...but slightly less...uh...off putting?
...Nice! However, I'm detecting slight clashy vibes between the background green and the foreground green. And the foreground green alone might need something complementary to even it out (old forums had blue/grey).
(It seems to be my job to be really nitpicky while being vague on suggestions. Maybe someone with a better grasp of colour theory could provide?)
#4 and 6 are kinda similar, and #3 I'm not really sure will work on a forum.
Sorry, I didn't use the site you suggested.. this one had a "web palettes" option so I kinda just browsed through the first few of the hundreds of pages.
These are all just suggestions, of course; I personally really like #4 and #5~
EDIT: While I'm introducing sites anyway, here's a great one for designing schemes: colorschemedesigner.com/. You can pick out a base from the list above, then shift the black dots for your base hues and the white dots for the angles, then adjust saturation and contrast to suit your needs. You can even preview your scheme as a webpage!
EDIT 2: This is probably the closest I could get to Tomgeeks + Footloose green...without the scheme looking too.. st. patricks-y?
I don't know if 6 would work well for a forum and 7 is more of a brown set I think. Also I'm not sure why you call them "tomgeeks" green? These greens don't match and aren't actually even that close to either the old TG forum or the homepage greens. It's not important, but I'm just a little confused about the labeling.
Either way I tried to play with the colors in 7 and got something like this: <LINK> I didn't manage to do much with that "prince" color. It just didn't seem to fit with what I was doing.
EDIT: I don't know how the color scheme system works with proboards so these are probably things you can't exactly duplicate even if you wanted to, but I'm kinda having fun messing around with this stuff. Do what you like since apparently I'll just be customizing it on my end anyway.
I think 6 would work if you added some neutrals, like a dark gray. It really depends which parts of the forum you use the colours for~
And yeah they're not the exact same as the official TG green, but they're closest to the background color in my visual memory~ Of course, even placing the exact same green next to other colours will change it slightly...