One blog that never lets me down is Design Meltdown, by Patrick McNeil. Essentially a web designer critiquing and categorizing websites. Fascinating stuff.
His article on using pink on websites caught my eye. Here's a snippet from the article:
Some colors appeal to certain demographics; some have universal appeal; some are trendy; others are boring; but pink is the one color that when used well just makes me a jealous designer. Somehow this color can just ooze with style and elevate a site to an aesthetic other wise not possible. I love how this presumably feminine color can cut across the sex barrier and appeal to men and women alike.
One example of such a terrific site is SheUnlimited. This pink and black site is just beautiful. Looking at this site I can't help but wish I had come up with it. It is so refined, elegant, and just plane tasty. One great lesson to learn from this site is how much a wrapper for content can influence your expected response to the content. Without so much as reading a sentence I presume the content to be inelegant and well thought out; I don't expect flippant sloppy articles. The ability to shape expectations is tremendous and can ultimately lend to the success of a site. (source)
There is such a variety of sites to see here, you can really get a feel for the diverse messages the medium can communicate through color on a computer screen. How many of you thought about what the color on your blog or personal website says about you?