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Color matching tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette around colors I select? Can anyone recommend a good tool / website for finding color matches for a certain color I ...
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What shades of blue go well together (website design) [duplicate]

I've got a fixed layout page and the client has asked for it to have "shades of blue". What colour would you recommend for the background, page wrapper background, text, dropdown menu and the buttons ...
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Good Resources for Colour Schemes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Picking colors that don't clash. What are some good resources for getting colour schemes/palettes for your designs? I usually mix/make them myself but sometimes I need ...
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Choosing color scheme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette/color scheme around colors I select? Is there any way or tool to choose the best color scheme for a web site? I'm ...
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A tool to create a color scheme for printing [duplicate]

I'd like to have a color scheme for printing plots, that would look 'nice'. So, I need as set of, say, 10 easily distinguishable colors that would stay different when printed. If I use only four CMYK ...
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Is there a chart for color combinations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette around colors I select? Is there a chart or something which shows you which color goes with with color? For e.g. If I ...
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Which is the best website to choose the best Background and Foreground colors? [duplicate]

I am building a Flat color based website and am having trouble choosing the color scheme. I need a background color (section background) and a foreground color (element background). The element, in ...
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Combining colors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette around colors I select? I am a developer, and I would like to know how to choose colors that combine together. I am ...
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Creating a color theme using adobe kular [duplicate]

I am trying to create a color theme to my website using adobe kuler. I am really new to that app and confusing how to create a theme there. This is my main color - #53001e Can any body tell me ...
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1answer
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Find a set of colors based off of another set [duplicate]

new here first off, so if I need to redirect please let me know kindly. I am a developer and am currently working on front end stuff, and I need to come up with a set of colors for something I am ...
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Creating a great color palette [duplicate]

For a design assignment, I'm looking for a color that goes nicely with #a31366. The problem is that it's a kind of purple/pink that I've never worked with, so I am bummed out at finding what the best ...
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How do I choose secondary branding colors? [duplicate]

How can I make my branding color palette from primary colors? This is the url with the logo and the primary colors: http://www.onetravel.com/ How can I make other colors?
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Sources for Color Theory or Psychology of Color

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good book/blog/forum that focuses on design principles such as psychology of color, specifically where it relates to picking a color palette for a communication ...
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How to find complementary colors

I often find myself trying to determine which colour is the "complementary" one of (or would nicely fit with) two colours imposed by the client brand. At times, only one colour is imposed, and I want ...
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4answers
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How to find a good background color for a 2-color logo

I'm putting together a small flier for my company. I am adjusting a template that I purchased on the web to suit my needs. My logo has 2 colors: blue #263B79, which is the main one, and orange #...
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3answers
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How to select 5 optimally visible and distinguishable colors?

I have a document that uses 5 different colors for text, on a white background. blue green brown red black (or any shade of gray) I need to adjust the colors so the text has the best visibility ...
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5answers
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Colors in Website Design

It's not a kind of question but rather it's a kind of thing which effects a lot in web designing. What are some important rules to follow for making a color combination in web design? I always fail ...
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How to choose colors for a website layout?

Given that I'm new to graphic design and I'm trying to design the homepage of my website, I can't really understand the reason why I can't make the homepage color "shine". I'm sorry for the ...
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2answers
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How do you choose 'light' and 'dark' shades in Google Material Design

From the Material Design docs: To create contrast between elements, you can use lighter or darker tones of your primary color. The contrast between lighter and darker tones helps show division ...
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What website allows you to type in a word and it gives you the associated color?

There is a website that I used to visit that allowed you to type in any word and it would search google images for the word. It would then get the average color of each of the top 20 results from the ...
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Matching colors for dark brown

I am building a website and need some advice regarding colors. My website is mostly white and dark brown. The logo and menu have to go in that brown color, but I am not sure which seconday color ...
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2answers
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How to maintain color consistency across a website

I am a web developer struggling with design issues. I have a blunt eye for colors and my design skills suck (I try to improve though). I'm having issues with the feel of particular pages, I wonder if ...
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1answer
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Large color palette generator?

Is there a color picker that will generate a large palette of colors say 10 or so? Most I've seen max out at 5. In my case, I have a project that has about 14 color-coded sections and it would be nice ...
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3answers
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What factors do these colors share?

Colors below seem to share some kind of "tone" together. For example, colors like this or this seem too bright to fit into this group. What exactly makes this "tone"? I want some technical ...
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Where to find more to 4 combo colors generator?

I'm looking for a color combo generator that return me more than "canonical" 4 colors. I need 10+ "nice" combo colors . Can you help me where to find or how to generate by myself?
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What role does logo color play in web design?

Do I need to use the logo colors at all? If yes how do I create a palette using it? How do I decide which colors to use how much and where?
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How do I find a common complementary color? [duplicate]

I have 3 colors, I need to find a 4th that is complementary of these three: #d9bba3 #72737b #b0aca8 I have so far found #d7d6db but it is only my guess, not based on any tool, is there a way to find ...
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How can I create a colour scheme based on two specific, adjacent(ish) colours?

I'm helping a friend to produce his website. He's supplied his logo and a flyer that he's used, which use the colour scheme he's opted for - green, blue and white. The specific colour values for the ...
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Which color can be used with the top bar so to get a better contrast?

I have this mobile app design. I am not able to decide what color to use for the top bar so that it gives a good contrast but doesn't make the design look odd or weird. I am currently using #212121 ...
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2answers
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Generate Color Palette from Image?

I want to generate a color palette from an image. It's a long, drawn out, tedious process because I have to copy each of the 16-32 colors per image and paste them, making sure I don't forget them ...
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What constraints can I put on a set of colors to produce quality gradients?

I'm creating a gradient programmtically with HSB Colors. My Question is what kind of colors do fit good together in a gradient? Which of the Values H(ue), S(aturation), B(rightness) needs to variate?
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2answers
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Color palette generator method for website sections

I want to generate a color palette using coolors.co using this green color (#24855E) as a starting point but I don't know which option to select to generate a palete like the example below. I was ...
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1answer
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Good broad CMYK rainbow color palette?

I sometimes use Illustrator as a drawing board for online lessons, and I'd like to have a good calm, but vivid full color palette for writing or drawing, preferably CMYK. Illustrator has a lot of ...
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Text colours on dark and light

I'm trying to create a set of 6 text colours that are to be used on both white and dark purple (42185D) backgrounds (on a web page), and still meet accessibility standards (AA). Are there any tools or ...
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4answers
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Colors of design are perceived as boring, how can this be improved?

I'm working with the same colors all the time and I want to try to make it more interesting. I think the colors are getting boring but I can't just add another color without making it ugly or weird. ...
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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background for ...
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1answer
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Validation colors in the same family as my primary

I am working on a web application and the particular shade of blue that is our company's primary color does not jive all that well with standard red, green, and yellow on the web. When I want to put ...
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Get Cadbury Dairy Milk colors using Adobe color wheel

I am looking at the Cadbury Dairy Milk colors on this link and obviously the colors are well matched and complementary. So I try to generate something similar using a tool like Adobe color wheel but I ...
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What is the best way to create a color palette for a presentation or so? [closed]

I need to create a professional color palette for my guideline working on InDesign, but i am not sure how or what are the steps!
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How to pick the right colors of an image in order to create a efficient color palette for a website?

My aim is to build a color palette for a dark mode website based on an image I've chosen. I would like to know if there is a specific technique or process to pick, among all the colors, the right ...
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1answer
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color chart 3 gradient and 5 highlight

I think I have to explain a bit of context to introduce the question. In the project I am working we have reference object that belong to 3 major groups A, B, C (real name Archaea, Bacteria, ...
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1answer
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How do you create color scales? [closed]

I know that you can tint a color to white and shade it to black but this is not always good enough to me as it can produce very desaturated results. Also will you take in consideration to have a ...
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Colors combinations and and how to pick a color [duplicate]

i am new to designing and i have a huge problem. I can easily generate ideas of layout how they should look but my biggest problem is that i can't or is very hard for me to get suitable colours and ...
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Picking distinctive colors for close wireframe drawings?

I am working on a video game level editor, here you have a wireframe rendering that shows various properties, each having a unique color but it's hardly clear to be honest: Now if I zoom in, things ...