Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Color theory: Picking harmonious colors, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
The fourth concept on foundational topics and web design…is Color Theory and picking harmonious colors for the web.…Color theory explores the nature, history, and role of color in art and…design as well as color combinations and color mixings based on the color wheel.…Using the color wheel you can easily choose harmonious colors to set…the right mood or meaning for the content in your web design.…You can create…different kinds of harmonous color combinations depending on the…number of colors you plan to use in your design.…
The most popular color combinations are monochrome, or monochromatic,…complementary, split…complementary, analogous, and triad.…When choosing colors for your own projects,…consider both the business and the target audience so…that you select colors that will be appealing and harmonious.…You might also want to consider the medium, history, fads and competitors.…
Let's talk more about these four factors.…Medium first.…On the web, colors are RGB, which tend to be more vibrant than color in print.…
- Understanding aesthetics
- Picking harmonious colors
- Structuring your layout
- Using space to organize your design
- Communicating with the right fonts
- Aligning objects to achieve balance
- Adding movement with scrolling and animation
- Achieving proportion by scaling objects and text
- Creating CSS for different devices
Skill Level Beginner
1. What Is Aesthetics?
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Foundations of Designing for the Web
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