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@Lucien has the right of it. If you need only a color scale (and not a graphic scale) then perhaps a red to yellow stepped blend or a solid red to transparent blend. It seems to me that any color other than red (bad) to yellow (caution) will not translate to different degrees of "bad".


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If its all from bad to very bad, in all shades of bad, why not use a single color, uhm... let's say... red, for everything, and come up with this bad rating scale. Some ideas below.


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My two cents. A. Keep the palette monochromatic unless you want some other meaning than "Deep". You could use any color, but normally, a warm color will give you the additional meaning of "Hot", green of nature. Using blue could reference the sea, where darker blue means "deeper". B. Keep the colors, either light enough or dark ...


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All that coloring scheme is distracting and you need to keep people's focus on the content, not the random candy rainbow thing. Reduce the color scheme to a single color, in my example below, 8% of "C" blue, set everything to multiply, and play with something like this. The graphic needs to support, but not take over, the content. That, or try a ...


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Sorry, but you've made some assumptions that aren't quite right. Anyway I'm going to try to keep this simple and try to avoid jargon. It's not an easy subject for the uninitiated, and there's a lot of science behind it too which I won't really delve into here. "Additive colour" applies to mixing colours of emitted light. There's nothing to stop ...


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Defining neutral colours You can't clearly define 'neutral' colours, partly because it is really subjective, but also as it depends on what colours you combine it with. My definition of a neutral colour might be: A colour that does not stand out in a given set of colours If for instance you got a square card that is half red half yellow. What is the more ...


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These are pretty close to being complementary. The closest I get using the Adobe Colour wheel is #654FF0 and #F0DA4F - that's only one hex digit out for the green channel. The difference between F0DA4F and F0DB4F is imperceptible to the human eye. Might just be down to a rounding error somewhere, perhaps even a typo.


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Color theory is not a mathematical model. Color theory mainly talks about how colors on a physical palette are mixed, that's it. There is no agreement as to what the color wheel should look like. Certainly not a RGB wheel. In fact you can skew the wheel as you like it would yield different results but still be a color wheel. You could also use non ...


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The definition of complementary color is "a color on the opposite side of a color wheel (geometry) that cancels the other making the resulting one neutral (achromatic, grayscale), black or white". I added a couple of words in parenthesis. Not every color model is a wheel, a circle. You could represent them in a hexagon, rectangle, or triangle. In ...


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About colors Highly saturated or high intensity colors (a pure color with no other mixed colors) or highly detailed areas are used to attract attention, and thus give the impression of carrying more weight than less saturated, low intensity areas or visually simpler. But, don't overdo it - less is better. With color schemes, it's a good choice to limit your ...


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Luminosity and value occur in different polar presentations of RGB color system and they are calculated differently fom RGB numbers. Value of an RGB combination is the biggest of RGB numbers and luminosity tries to present how much light a human observer sees. Luminosity concept is defined for color television. It was an attempt to make color television ...


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I've got a few suggestions: It's not just the background that can change colour, you could also change the colour of the text The background doesn't have to be areas of solid colour, the shapes could be white with a coloured outline or a pale colour with a dark outline, for instance The background areas could be various tints of the same colour, rather than ...


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Nice question. Take a look at this one: How do you find an inverse colour? The answer is yes but only in the case you are using a 3D "mathematical" color model. Sometimes you can define the opposite color but on a 2D plane (A), and the answer could be white. The Hex color notation is a cubic mathematical color model, a 3D one, so the answer on ...


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Well theres that what billy kerr says but also following: Look at the Red colors in a typical watercolour palette. There are typically more than 1 red color, and the other red is more bluish. And so on... Thing is Blue, Red and Yellow is the same thing as Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. It is just less specific in what the exact hue needs to be. It is perfectly ...


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This looks like it is a series of ramps of six colours each, with a logical progression in HSB: Hue, Saturation, Brightness. Each ramp's Hue is practically constant. In general, within each ramp, the Saturation decreases and the Brightness increases along the ramp. These numbers will not be identical from one Hue to another, as colours tend to have different ...


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The answe by @Wolff answers why you get this result. You get that because of your definition. But is it meaningful? Well, no. Interpolation of color is very ill defined. What color is between two colors is thus also ill defined. But inverse of a color is defined. You just have to be very careful here. When we talk about color we talk about several things. ...


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When we talk about two RGB colors being "opposite to each other" we are talking pure math. Two colors opposite to each other in the RGB color model isn't necessarily the same as what our eyes would perceive as "opposite" or "complimentary". By definition we have chosen that if one of the colors is [r, g, b], the opposite color ...


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I don't have anything against the colors you have chosen. The iceberg being all white is actually quite fitting for a diagram of this kind in my opinion. Often "less is more". Nonetheless, I've given it a go and made a more colorful version for your inspiration. (I didn't have the fonts installed so you'll have to live with Arial.) I haven't used ...


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"This means that Light is 5 points less (from 49 to 44). And now I think - if it's 10%, how do 5 points relate to it?" The L in HSL is the average of the minimum value and the maximum value of the RGB triplet. RGB is commonly quoted as a number in the range of 0 to 255 (decimal, but your hex values equate to this range). This range is common ...


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Pink is not an exact color definition. But you can get a free or online color contrast analyzer and search a good color that you see as pink. I consider pink is pure RGB red RGB(255,0,0) (or as well #FF0000) mixed with so much white that the saturation is 50% or less and then maybe darkened. That's RGB(X,Y,Y) where X is something from 1 to 255. Minimum 1 ...


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There are 2 factors your should think about when choosing colors: contrast complimentary colors contrast there are 2 official guidelines to look into when it comes to contrast WCAG 2.1 (A/AA/AAA) and section508 which basically boils down to a minimum contrast ratio of 4.5:1 and a recommended contrast ratio of 7:1 you can go here to download a free program ...


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The red and blue you have mentioned are usually the brand colors of the companies. Note that, for example, Facebook's blue color came first, then later the icon was developed i.e., f on blue background. My point is, they don't choose color of the background just because of the logo. Reasons for choosing a brand color is not just limited to the logo. One of ...


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You can't measure real skin tones from a random photograph alone. It's not possible, because there are too many unknowns. You'd need to know the precise lighting at the time of shooting, how it interacts with the subject, the white balance applied in the camera could be off, what the precise exposure settings were, etc, etc. However, if you are the ...


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The large circle designates the "base color", which will control global saturation and value for all the colors when the colors are locked. It has nothing to do with the actual color in the circle. With locked colors in Edit mode, you can drag any small circle inward/outward to change the saturation/value of just that color. But if you drag the ...


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The generator is on the same page that you posted. https://material.io/design/color/the-color-system.html#tools-for-picking-colors


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Photoshop, like most Adobe applications, offers 2 or 3 ways to achieve many things. You can use Curves, or Levels, or Selective Color, or Adjustment Layers, etc. When to choose one method over the other is entirely up to the user and their preferred workflow. In some instances one method may work better given particular subject matter. Most often, there's no ...


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We have devices such as RGB screens or printers which produce more or less colored images in front of our eyes. The impression of colors is born in the mostly uncharted grey matter area behind our eyes and between the ears. That grey matter gets its stimulation from our eyes which have three types of light sensing cells which are a little differently ...


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