Palette: an artist’s paint board; the set of colors on such a board.

a.k.a. Color Schemes

In art and design, a color scheme is basically, a set of colors that work well together to create a unified aesthetic. Color schemes are used to create style and appeal.

When used correctly, color can change the mood of the image, or impact the story. It can also draw the viewers eyes to a focal element.

But how to combine colors in a harmonious way? Color Theory and Color Wheels!

Color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination. Is an aggregation of art and science that is used to determine what colors look good together.

Color wheels were invented in 1666 by Isaac Newton, who mapped the color spectrum onto a circle. The color wheel is the basis of color theory, because it shows the relationship between colors.

So, with a little bit of knowledge one can create some very interesting color combinations. To find out more please have a look at the resources and references down below.


Resources

  • adobe.com/create – create your own color palettes with adobe color.
  • colorpalettes.net – gorgeous manually created palettes inspired by beautiful photographs.
  • color-hex.com – information about colors including a wonderful collection of palettes.
  • colourlovers.com – a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns… All in the spirit of love.

References

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