Monday, February 20, 2017

Color - Colour

There's a lot to be learned regarding colour to achieve the desired results on a design. Whether the intention of the design is being aesthetically pleasant (most cases), or simply produce some "accent" as the signifier of the importance of an element, you will be willing to know the basics of colour theory and harmony.
My really naive definition for dummies is that, like in music, you achieve harmony by using regular distances between frequencies, and of course, it also helps knowing when to deviate from the established pattern. This is much easier than it sounds, unlike a violin or a cello (which don't provide much help to know what will sound good after the last note you played) and more like a piano or the frets from a guitar, you can use tools that will provide you with those patterns, based on the tonic note (the base colour).
Some examples are:
Or the newer, yet very similar Adobe Color:
What tools do you use for colour exploration? Feel free to suggest yours in the comments.

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