For my initial mock-up, I started with the search page, one of the harder pages.
I tried to match the poster with the colors. In critique, I was told it isn’t as clear what each map is for (in the orange version) and to scrap the maps. The purple came off clearer, however, the colors are not great. This was a general mock-up on what my search page should contain. I’m still organizing everything to be more easily readable.
These are some screenshots of Yelp and Zomato that have been helping me in making better judgement calls.
I agree with the critique. I’d like to head more toward the orange direction with readability and easy navigation of the purple. Here is my makeshift flowchart for now: