background preloader

Color Schemes

Facebook Twitter

Popular. Browse by color - Dribbble. Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color. Color in design is very subjective.

Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color

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. Color Theory For Designers, Part 2: Understanding Concepts And Terminology. Advertisement If you’re going to use color effectively in your designs, you’ll need to know some color concepts and color theory terminology.

Color Theory For Designers, Part 2: Understanding Concepts And Terminology

A thorough working knowledge of concepts like chroma, value and saturation is key to creating your own awesome color schemes. In Part 1: The Meaning of Color1 of our color theory series, we covered the meanings of different colors. Here, we’ll go over the basics of what affects a given color, such as adding gray, white or black to the pure hue, and its effect on a design, with examples of course. Color Theory For Designers: Creating Your Own Color Palettes. In the previous two parts of this series on color theory, we talked mostly about the meanings behind colors1 and color terminology2.

Color Theory For Designers: Creating Your Own Color Palettes

While this information is important, I’m sure a lot of people were wondering when we were going to get into the nitty-gritty of actually creating some color schemes. Well, that’s where Part 3 comes in. Here we’ll be talking about methods for creating your own color schemes, from scratch. What You Need to Know about Color: The 10 Commandments of Color Theory. Untitled. A Simple Web Developer's Guide To Color. I’ve never been a fan of color theory.

A Simple Web Developer's Guide To Color

I think it’s because I’ve always been a bit hopeless at it. I’d love to be able to sit there, color wheel in hand, and pick out complementary, split-complementary and triad color schemes, impressing all of my friends, family and clients in the process. But the theory has always eluded me, and, truthfully, I’ve never found it useful when trying to use color in my projects. Somewhat ironically, I’ve been finding that the better I get at choosing and using color, the better I become in the theory behind it.

Coolors.co - The super fast color schemes generator. The Color Scheme Designer. ColoRotate. A tool for creating more cohesive color schemes.