I have now finalised the four main colours that I will be using throughout the design of this project. The idea is to have two base colours to separate content, which in this case are #f6f6f6 and #242b31. Along with two highlight colours which indicate links, titles or other important information.
The blue has been chosen to link the project to the University of Kent. Although the shade is much lighter than the blue used in the Kent logo, it gives a hint of the Kent colour scheme while at the same time being different enough to show the project as a unique experience.
To contrast against the blue I chose a pale shade of orange to use for call-to-action buttons and other links. The contrast makes these pieces of information stand out against both the background colours and the blue highlight colour.