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This is exactly what the HSB colour model is for. You have almost exactly named the model's variables in your question: Hue is the 'kind' of colour: red, blue, orange, yellow; Saturation is inverse with the amount of white you add to the hue; Brightness is inverse with the amount of black you add. So, to take your example colour of #F2F5F7. you can ...


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Ok, you have a background right! If the color of the background is light, then use a dark color for a better look and if the background is dark using a black will not show up at all and will look really bad or not be visible to the human eye. It's called rgba "Red Green Blue Alpha." I hope this explains this a little more. Also, try to never use a ...


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These are all interesting answers, but a tad esoteric. The reason is rather simple. Contrast is good for readability, but too much can be considered unnecessary at best, and detrimental at worst. Nearly all printed text is black on white paper...but rarely is it pure white paper. It's often an off-white. And even then, because it's printed, it's using ...


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Normally I wouldn't post in a question that has been answered as succinctly as this one, but I do think there is a bit of information to add here. Coming from a graphic design background, there is also the concept of "warm" and "cool" grays. These are grays that have a higher presence of warm or cool colours in their mix respectively. #111, #222, #333 - ...


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People subconsciously perceive details they do not consciously notice. A very slight sheen of a certain colour is perceived and can reinforce a colour scheme and thus a 'feel', a message or a mood. You could ask the same question for why some papers are off-white, or for the use of different 'rich blacks' in print, and my answer would be similar.


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I always prefer a very dark grey to pure #000. The choice might look personal, but here's the theory behind it: There are very little 100% black things in nature. All black objects you see have some for of light reflected on them, shadows are never completely black. When you #000 in a design, it overpowers the other colors. It attracts too much ...


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We must rely on colors If you are concerned about color blindness, as you should be, then you simply can't rely solely on colors. There are many types of color blindness not to mention many types of screens and lighting conditions. It's simply not possible to rely solely on color.


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What you need to focus on for color blind users is contrast Most countries have accessibility laws that set the minimum amount of contrast between to colors in order for people that are color blind or sight-impaired can manage with your website. In order to measure contrast there are a lot of ways, I personally use this website.Here the laws are anything ...



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