I think it's a sweet color combination, and that it is very clean and fresh looking the way you have the middle lighter. It's easy to read all your links that way on the half with the slightly darker color. The pattern on the right is a little like the brick church. :) I love that blue tiger eye scarf you are making.
Oh, thank you Lella. Your blog is nice too - I love the socks you are knitting. Great color!!! I would wear those in a heartbeat. I also like the landscape/sunset picture. Is that where you live? It is beautiful.