I'm working on a corporate identity project that encompasses a logo, business card, invoicing, website, promo material, and office front-end signage. The aim is business-to-business and the points that the client wants to emphasize are that the brand is (a) personable and approachable, (b) in touch with trends, and (c) filled with creative thinking. I've got the logo finished (from sketch to vector to print variations to screen representation), settled on an aesthetic with them, and already purchased a lovely typeface with more weights than I know what to do with (squee! I love new fonts). I've sketched concepts for almost everything other than the office front end (I know my limits, and I'm going to have to consult with a sign-making company for that, as they want something high-end). I've been working on the web presence and I think I've decided that I hate the color scheme. Something about it... I don't know. It looks a little 2006/2007 for me. It was inspired by some of the client's tastes, and I really thought I was onto something with the logo and my Pantone chips all laid out. But putting it all together with some accent colors, and taking a step back to ask the advice of some of my non-designer friends, I'm wondering if it is hackneyed. So, I played around with things on screen, and I found a similar combination that I think I like... I think it's way better. I wanted to take it out of context, though, to help me make a decision, before I revamp all of the work I've done so far (okay, it won't be THAT much) and present it to the client. I put a couple of swatches together to represent the color scheme being used now, and what I want to propose (don't worry, I'm not doing anything with the paint strokes, I just thought they were pretty, and since this whole thing reminds me of picking paint colors, appropriate). I wanted it to be really fresh and add more warmth/personality, without making it an obvious "warm" color combination. - The first three colors are featured in the client logo (along with black and white. don't worry, it's a very simple logo and not crazy busy despite what it sounds!) as well as for various little elements. - The second two colors are used in the web layout and some print material. - The sixth is for when the colors all look too analogous (for instance in web applications) and/or I need another color that contrasts. I don't think it'll be used all that often. - The final color is the web background color (and may be the color of the office wall paint). Clear as mud? Opinions! Tell me how horrible the first one is and how I should go with the second, even though it'll be some work and client-convincing. Or how I'm crazy for wanting to change it in the first place. Or how they're all garish and none of these colors make you think of anything creative or friendly. I don't know! This change is making me question myself back and forth. And THANK YOU!