Colour Me Flat

The Internet has its fashions. The current must-have look is flat design. Ideal for simplified displays on tablets and phones, and on the newer desktop PC interfaces, it is a move away from skeuomorphism (mimicking real world objects on computer screens) and the desktop metaphor of folders, files and recycle bins on PCs. The emphasis today is on a strong bright compatible colour palette that works with strong white text, simple clear touch-screen buttons and text boxes.  Windows 8 and Apple’s iOS 7 have been prime (though not always popular) examples of the shift. offers a simple but effective colour palette for keeping up to trend.