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How to Get a Professional Look With Color

How to Get a Professional Look With Color
What makes a design look coordinated, planned and professional? The answer is: ‘color’. Not every project needs bland corporate blue to look professional. Planning color means creating a framework that describes which colors to use and how to use them. Color is the slipperiest design element. “Good” color is so closely tied to elusive things like personal taste and intuition, as well as technical considerations such as contrast and monitor calibration. But color is vital to content. In this article we’ll review some techniques to achieve beautiful color palletes for your web designs. The best way to make a website look unplanned is to choose its colors at random. Even when visitors skim a website’s home page for the first time, the colors influence their attitude towards the content. Color affects how people interpret what they see as much as typography. Finding the right colors isn’t easy, but the process can be systematic. Let’s say you’ve been asked to design a professional website. Tips

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