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June 25 2015

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design-sketchbook:

A simple guide to picking a great color palette. No matter what the colors are, using colors that are certain distances from each other on the color wheel result in a great contrast of colors. The simple color schemes shown above are used in the most popular logos, posters, websites, paintings, and even movies and television.

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February 06 2015

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idlewildly
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Based upon this palette

which I made earlier.

Hex codes: #D60E1D #DE4918 #E78214 #EFBE10 #FBF508 #B9DB10 #80C510 #42AA14

I was gonna submit this to color-palettes, but it’s eight colours and they only take palettes up to six, so I’m just tagging it #colourpod instead. :D

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September 25 2013

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July 05 2012

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October 03 2011

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

“Colour itself is a degree of darkness.”

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colours (public library; public domain), his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

One of Goethe’s most radical points was a refutation of Newton’s ideas about the color spectrum, suggesting instead that darkness is an active ingredient rather than the mere passive absence of light.

(source: brainpickings)
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