Grain & Mortar - I rally like the idea of having a sidebar with all the different main categories as it's much more user-friendly and organised.
These ideas are what really inspired a lot of my ideas. I really like the simple login section and the colors. For my project I would be using the Orange and White login. The user icon and the key icon also add a nice look to the login area. The orange box beside the SIGN IN text works really well also and will be implementing them in my own project.
This is the font chosen for the system, I think it looks well and is computer related. It's also modern and easy to read.
When suggested to add a search bar, I went for a simple search icon and added it to the right of the search bar.
e06f32 - Google Search - This will be the hex value for the orange shade that I would consider using, I think it works really well with white/silver and even black.
Another color scheme I would highly consider is blue and white/silver. I really think the colors work well together and the username and password logo off the side of the box area works really well, I like this.
I like the idea of the orange and white theme and I like the white and orange circles. The silver/white color will always work well with orange.