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Color Tools, Resources and Inspiration

January 29, 2010 • By

Color is the integral element with design. It can bring a bland idea to life, it can revitalize a boring and dreary web site and can bring lifeless art to, well, life. Why is it so powerful? Because different colors can invoke different emotions with different people, thus altering our perception of how we see art.

In today’s news round up we have collected some color related articles, some tools for your inspiration and learning.

Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color

Color in design is very subjective. What evokes one reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in somone else. Sometimes this is due to personal preference, and other times due to cultural background. Color theory is a science in itself.

This is the first in a three-part series on color theory, were the author discusses the meanings behind the different color families, and gives some examples of how these colors are used.

Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color

25 Color Combination Tools for Designers

Color Tools, Resources and Inspiration

There are a lot of online tools to help create a beautiful color combination. They all vary slightly to suit each designers with different preferences on how they work. In this article they collected together 25 of the best color tools, with a quick overview on each to help you decide which is best for you.

25 Color Combination Tools for Designers

Colorgorize the Web

Color Tools, Resources and Inspiration

The first version of Colorgorize was published in 2007 as a project at the University of the Arts Bremen, Germany. Back then, Colorgorize was a Firefox add-on that could display similar colored websites to the website currently opened. Colorgorize has since changed to a website recently to allow it to reach a bigger audience. Today, thousands of websites are already analyzed and can be searched by colors.

Colorgorize the Web

What If Computer Graphics Ran Under Crayola's Law?

Color Tools, Resources and Inspiration

What If Computer Graphics Ran Under Crayola's Law?

By Paul Andrew (Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).

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