7: Colour & Design

A Guide to Combining Colors & Color Schemes for Great Web Design

The Most Powerful Colours in the World

Design for Web

Colour Mixing Resources:

www.kuler.adobe.com

http://www.colourlovers.com/ – This is another great resource for finding the right color scheme. They have a huge collection of articles and color information for doing research into different topics. They also have all different types of articles about color and the color wheel that can help you grow as a designer.

http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html – This is another quick and easy utility for choosing a color pallete. They have an easy-to-use interface for finding complimentary colors and their RGB/HEX values. They also have a downloadable utility for using on Windows or a Mac.

http://www.pantone.com/pages/MYP_myPantone/mypantone.aspx – One of the best features of this software is the ability to load an image and it will automatically generate a pallete based on that image. You can choose any number of colors to pull or even select several colors from the image yourself to generate a pallete. You have to register for a myPANTONE account to download the software though.

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