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A Review of Color in UX Design - 4 Tips on Designing a Color Palette

Posted on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

In our first two blog posts on color in UX design, Color Limitations and Color and Emotions we looked at some interesting facts about color and some of the context around their meaning. Part three brings these ideas together and provides tips for choosing color palettes for you designs and graphics.

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A Review of Color in UX Design - Part 2: Color and Emotions

Posted on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Mention Thanksgiving to any American and they will paint a picture in their head with gold, orange, red, and brown hues. It will also likely invoke a sense of family, gathering, and thankfulness. But color and the emotions we associate with them are not exclusive. If I were to show you a picture of red roses, a champagne bottle with an orange label and a gold foil box of chocolates, you would see the same colors but perhaps think of a different holiday and a different emotion.

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A Review of Color in UX Design - Part 1: Color Limitations

Posted on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

This is the first in a three part post on color. This first post addresses some common drawbacks to using color; the second, Emotion and Color, examines common emotional interpretations of color; and the third, Designing A Color Palette, presents some approaches and tools for building a color palette.

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