Improving a color palette by reducing optical vibration


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Improving a color palette by reducing optical vibration

Using color takes practice. A common mistake web designers make when using color is choosing two colors that vibrate together. The colors might be complementary to each other. That is, opposite each other on the color wheel, or the colors might simply be too bright. Add a bright color to a black background and it can start to hurt your eyes. Remember, people read what interests them, but if we make text too hard to read, people won't read it, even if they're interested in it.

We're going to pick a color palette for our sans serif bibliography. I already have a background image in mind. We can use it to inspire our color palette. We used a subtle palette for our elegant bibliography. We'll use more color here, but still stay simple. When I think of simple, I often think of primary colors. Red, blue and yellow. We don't have a lot of red in this image, just a bit of reddish orange, but we can use it to pick a red color for the text. We'll start with a red and yellow col...

Improving a color palette by reducing optical vibration
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Improving a color palette by reducing optical vibration provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Typography for Web Designers

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