The logo and banner text were created in coreldraw, saved as a png's and then inserted as graphics onto the site design pages. I also have a colour change on the page links, inserted as code to match the colour of the graphics.
When viewed through my laptop, using IE, the colours are as I intended - varying shades of muted purple. When viewed through desktop screens, again via IE, which I presume have a better resolution the graphics appear pinkish.
Because I want visitors to the site to see what I had intended, and I have no control over their screen settings, I am wondering whether there might be more appropriate colours that are less sensitive to the variations from screen to screen.
I would appreciate any observations or comments as to why this is the case.
I might appear stupid but what do you mean by they are callibrated. The reason I ask the question is that most computer users, me included, take the machine out of the box, switch it on and never ever do anything with it again.
I can change the colours to make the site more compatible but I would rather get to the bottom of why there is a variation.
Calibrated or profiling your monitor (Printer and scanner) is a way of making sure that the colours displayed (printed and scanned) are correct. As you say most people just use it out of the box and accecpt the colours they see are correct. There is unfortunatly nothing you or I can do about this as every monitor (unless calibrated) will vary in a differnt way. Sorry its not much help for you though.
I tend not to worry about web-safe colours unless its a large block of colour eg a background. But even then it will vary from screen to screen. I have just checked your site on the three screens in front of me at work and the colour is fine.