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There are many theory, from Goethe, through Itten, Kandinsky till today, Brusatin and Bottoli.I could link you a pdf, in italian, download here and some other references where you could start to discover (no, I need at least 10 reputation, so Goethe and Itten on Wikipedia is up to you) - Goethe Color theory on wikipedia - Johannes Itten page on wikipedia - ...


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There is not only cultural variation, but there is also variation on a single culture during different time periods. Also, how people are affected by different color stimuli varies from person to person. Some studies find that color can affect mood. However, these studies do not agree on precisely which moods are brought out by which colors. The ...


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Its because of the function used internally when converting to grayscale. Its a weighted ratio addition of the three components, with more weight assigned to green compared to blue.


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This is how I see it: RED: High value but dangerous, unhealthyShades of RED: lower levels of danger (comparable to fire) GREEN(or BLUE): High value but useful, healthy, goodShades of GREEN: lower levels of good, pale (comparable to plant life) MIXED USAGE: RED for danger end and GREEN for safe end. Going by this design philosophy, it makes sense for me ...


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'Flat design' is just a trend really, and so the general rules of graphic design apply, including colour, proximity, contrast, form, balance, hierarchy etc. The thing that differentiates flat design is pretty much just using stark blocks of colour without any texture or depth. Maybe a subtle gradient, that's it. IMO, your first example is nicer to look at. ...


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Do not use a rainbow of colors to indicate different intensities of values. To quote Edward Tufte: Despite our experiences with the spectrum in science textbooks and rainbows, the mind's eye does not readily give an order to ROYGBIV. (From Tufte's Envisioning Information) Remember that, despite the rainbow, most people are used to envisioning the ...


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Adding to Surajck's answer, the issue with your example (as far as being "flat") is about shadows, borders, and also shapes. Flat is not only about color, it's also about clean lines, and elements that look simple. I modified your example a little, to show how I would make it flatter (this is a quick attempt, just to show some options): I removed the ...


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Many good 'flat designs' generally use color contrast (and only color contrast) to differentiate between various elements. That is the stand out feature. Simple shapes will do the trick; no fancy shadows, depth, bezels, lights etc. Borders are not very aesthetic, like you can see in your image. Stick to different shades of the same color for a theme. Use ...


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This is quite interesting, as I found a scientific tectonic map that seems to use purple as a "higher" value (in this case depth of volcanic activity.). To me that does not make sense whatsoever, and it seems in general the scientific solutions is, as is pointed out, purple is a "lowest" value. I have read a lot of heat maps, and this is way out. As for ...


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Where I live in Australia the Met office (weather) recorded the highest temperature as over about 50 degrees and because Red was the highest representation for the temperature band - they added purple to mark this higher temp on the radar. A key or legend scale might be useful in this situation


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It is not about wavelength. It's about human emotional connection to the colors. The high indicator is generally red/orange because human nature is to perceive it as vibrant, motion-filled, and dangerous as is fire departments and ambulances. Blues and purples are perceived as calm and safe. This is why you see hospitals, insurance companies, and ...


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The best way to inspect the differences in lightness is to use the Lab colour space, rather than RGB or CMYK. The Lab colour space was developed to be a better representation of human vision than the RGB colour space. The L channel in particular, which stands for "lightness" and is the relevant channel for this discussion, attempts to be a closer match of ...


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--- GREEN --- That color if you use the eye dropper in Photoshop is 165 red, 250 green, and 46 blue. The only colors you can say for sure aren't green are the ones where the green value is zero. Everything else is at least a little green. Technically. Then anything that doesn't have zero red is at least a little red. And if it doesn't have zero blue, ...


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Human perception isn't the same for all colors. Our eyes have different color pigments which absorb different frequencies of light. There's a bit about this over in Physics.SE: Why do green lasers appear brighter and stronger than red and blue lasers? From this question a chart is presented that shows the absorption of different frequencies of light. The ...


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I find that's it's easier to evaluate RGB colors in the HSB model (Hue, Saturation, Brightness). In this case, it helps you in two ways. 1. It helps me remember that some colors have greater inherent luminance/brightness than others. Just take a look at the green and blue points on the Hue scale. Green is clearly brighter. 2. If you're looking to ...


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"Greyscale" is a print specification basically. Yes it removes color, but the "Greyscale" mode is only really needed for printing. Everything on screen is RGB even if it looks grey. In this respect, when you use the Mode > Greyscale command, Photoshop ignores the RGB data and relies on CMYK color data and your color profile settings to convert. If you ...


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"what I want is to select another blue color that offers some contrast to #3c5c7c but also "looks" like the two colors go well together." If you're just looking at two kind of different shades of blue, there's nothing a palette tool can say. A blue that is a little more yellow isn't somehow "bad" and one that is a little more green is "good". If they share ...


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I think I know the right tool for you: http://pltts.me/ Click the search icon (top center), paste your hex code. Pltts will recommend some cool color palettes based on hex you provide.



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