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Pictaculous (from the folks at MailChimp ) has to be the quickest and easiest way to grab a color scheme or palette from an image. Simply head to the Pictaculous site, upload your image (PNG, JPG or GIF, up to 500k) using the form and wait a few moments for it to be processed. Pictaculous breaks the image down into a four-color palette, together with suggested color schemes from both Kuler and ColourLovers .
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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.
Being able to select the right colors is key in designing an effective and intriguing design, whether for the web or for print. If you’re able to achieve a good balance within your design, then it’ll communicate a stronger message much more easily to the users or readers because certain colors “ activate ” certain types of emotions. If you’d like to read more about choosing the right color scheme and the psychology of colors, I invite you to read the following articles: Color Combination Tools Below we’ve compiled a list containing 20 Color Combination Tools for Designers . You can use this list to chose the tool that better fits your needs or that you’re most comfortable using.
More color vision deficiency facts and questions ... • How does a man/woman affected by CVD perceive this page? Click on: Red/Green or Blue/Yellow color filter (Be patient, the filter activation may take a minute or so...). • What color do color vision deficient people dream in?