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How we see color - Colm Kelleher

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The Effects of Colour via OffBook




Colour, Contrast & Dimension is an excellent resource explaining the power of colour, the physiology and theory of colour, contrast as well as dimension of colour.



Value and Tone

Colours, Pigments and the Colour Wheel

Cool Colours

Warm Colours

Complementary Colours



Basic techniques for combining colors

This website shows the basic color chords based on the color wheel.


Colour Matters Colour theory, harmony, context, and how colour effects us.


The Power of Colors: How Colors Are Used in (e-)Commerce to Influence You

The post covers some ways you can be influenced by colors, i.e. how your shopping decisions may be controlled by the right choice of colors in stores (or on e-commerce websites): next time when you see the color tricks, you will recognize them!


Try out manipulations with the Colour Scheme Designer


Colour Theory: Overview (for Design Tasks)

Why study color theory? If you are involved in the creation or design of visual documents, an understanding of color will help when incorporating it into your own designs. Choices regarding color often seem rather mystical, as many seem to base decisions on nothing other than "it looks right." Although often told I had an eye for color, the reason why some colors worked together while others did not always intrigued me and I found the study of color theory fascinating.


Colour in Motion Try this animated and interactive site on colour communication. Learn what each colour means, what it symbolises and even select an activity to express your emotions through colour.


A Colour Mixing Game

This game asks you to match the hue of the bouncing ball by clicking on different colors to add. Practice color mixing skills for painting! The ball will bounce higher as you become closer to the desired colour.


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Elements of Design

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