Do you know the science behind color? Did you know that certain colors have certain effects on the human brain? Did you know that there are lots of free resources for color education, inspiration and usage?
You will become a more effective communicator when you know how to properly put color to use. Check out the following links, and let me know what resources you have to share!
By the way, my favorite color is RED. What’s yours? – Angela
PANTONE – If you don’t know this word, I highly recommend you take a graphic design course pronto! (Or watch Karen excitedly explain.) Follow these color experts on social media for the latest color news: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram
Graphic Design Tutorial: Basic colour palettes (Video) – Graphic designer Shawn Berry gives a crash course on the color wheel, RGB, CMYK, and how to work with color in 11:40 minutes
The Effect of Color (Video) – PBS Digital Studios gives you the scoop on color theory in 7:29 minutes
I firmly believe in keeping reference tools nearby, and utilizing them often. My desk at work is stocked with magazines for inspiration, and my bulletin board has two posters about color:
ColourLovers – Color palettes….tons of ’em
The Day’s Color – Originally a daily site, but great archive of inspiring color schemes
Colorgorize the Web – Get color inspiration from this curated collection of website designs, categorized by color
Colourco.de – Interactive color scheme creator
Kuler – Color scheme designer by Adobe