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Color in 60 Seconds: Tints, Tones and Shades

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«“Tints”, “tones” and “shades” are terms you’ll hear used when dis­cuss­ing col­or. A “tint” is the res­ult of mix­ing a col­or with white. A “shade” is …»

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The Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Designers

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«If a pic­ture is worth 1000 words, then how much can we say about an inter­face? Well it turns out quite a lot, and there’s often many dif­fer­ent top­ics worthy of dis­cus­sion. One such top­ic is col­or the­ory which com­prises the basic tech­niques of pick­ing a match­ing col­or series.»

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Want Untouchable Cinematic And Dramatic Shots? Master Color Grading: The Guide

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«If you’re a movie buff like I am, you’ll notice that movies often look quite dif­fer­ent than pho­tos, in both fram­ing and col­or bal­ance. I mean, aside from the obvi­ous fact it’s a motion pic­ture versus a still shot of course.»

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How to Create Perfect Color Combinations

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«One of the most chal­len­ging and tricky parts of the design pro­cess can be choos­ing a col­or palette that rep­res­ents your brand or mes­sage, while cre­at­ing an amaz­ing base for the design.»

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Advanced Color Theory: What Is Color Management, and Should Designers Know About It?

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«In this art­icle, we’ll look at col­or mod­els, how col­or can be broken down into com­pon­ent parts and described. Then we will move on to look at col­or spaces, the more pre­cise cous­in of col­or mod­els, defin­ing exactly what col­or we’re describ­ing.»

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Best Colors For Websites That Increase Engagement

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«The human eye sees red when it looks at light with a wavelength between 630 and 700 nano­met­ers. Light just past this range is called infrared, or below red, and can­not be seen by human eyes, although it can be sensed as heat.»

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Using the Psychology of Color to Boost Your WordPress Website Conversions

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«When it comes to web­site design, one of the more import­ant decisions you’ll make involves choos­ing the right col­ors. It’s a choice that can make or break your pro­ject, espe­cially when you con­sider all the mov­ing parts that go into cre­at­ing a suc­cess­ful Word­Press site.»

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112 new Pantone Colours for graphic designers include bolder greens and purples

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«The new inks fea­ture on-trend ›blushes, blue and neut­ral‹ col­ours — plus there are new swatch­book designs fea­tur­ing art by Jan­ine Rewell and Daina Umberto. You’ll soon be able to get your hands on even more Pantone Col­ours from your print­ers. The com­pany has announced 112 new inks in its Pantone Match­ing Sys­tem range — bring­ing the total to 1,187.»

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Colors In Web Design And Why To Choose Them

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«Col­or the­ory is con­sidered sci­ence by many people and while it is com­plic­ated, it is not impossible to com­pre­hend it and to mas­ter its know­ledge. It is import­ant for web design­ers to learn how col­ors affect indi­vidu­als or groups of people, what psy­cho­lo­gic­al effects are behind each col­or and tone, because col­or is as valu­able for a site as usab­il­ity and user exper­i­ence are.»

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Must-Try Color Combo: White With Warm Off-White

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«Love white rooms but hav­ing trouble decid­ing which tone of paint to use? Creamy whites may seem too tra­di­tion­al, while clean whites can feel so, well, clean. But this is one case in which a house divided can stand after all. White and warm off-white look beau­ti­ful togeth­er in any room.»

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