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20 Color Combination Tools for Designers

20 Color Combination Tools for Designers
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. Have we missed any? Kuler The web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. Color Scheme Designer Color Scheme Designer has been around for some time and was recently re-written and designed. Contrast-A: Find Accessible Color Combinations Infohound Color Schemer Check My Color Pictaculous

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10 Resources for Creating Website Color Schemes Published in Design , Tools Choosing the right color scheme is one of the most important decisions of the website design process, and it can also be one of the most challenging. Fortunately, there are a number of great tools available to help with color selection. Some of the resources mentioned in this post will allow you to browse through a variety of color palettes or schemes, many will allow you to create and save your own color schemes, and some are interactive, allowing you to quickly create an effective color scheme. Kuler 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic

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