Design week – 6 – Palettes plus

In this article, you won’t see a single color wheel. Instead it shows you a simple color selection workflow that you can use in your next web project.

Source: A Simple Web Developer’s Guide To Color – Smashing Magazine

Color in design is very subjective. What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in somone else. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to cultural background. Color theory is a science in itself. Studying how colors affect different people, either individually or as a group, is something some people build their careers on. And there’s a lot to it. Something as simple as changing the exact hue or saturation of a color can evoke a completely different feeling. Cultural differences mean that something that’s happy and uplifting in one country can be depressing in another. This is the first in a three-part series on color theory. Here we’ll discuss the meanings behind the different color families, and give some examples of how these colors are used (with a bit of analysis for each). In Part 2 we’ll talk about how hue, chroma, value, saturation, tones, tints and shades affect the way we perceive colors. And in Part 3 we’ll discuss how to create effective color palettes for your own designs.

Source: Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color – Smashing Magazine

Color Lisa is a curated list of color palettes based on masterpieces of the worlds greatest artists. Each palette was painstakingly created by color obsessed designers, artists, museum curators, and masters of color theory.

Source: Color Lisa – Curated Color Palette Masterpieces

Source: Impalette | Scan Images for Dominant Pantone Colors and Generate a Color Palettes

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