Reading Resources On Color Theory

Written ByKeith FriasinArt, Design, Graphics, Inspiration


We all know how important colors are when it comes to design, which of course also include website designs. That’s why choosing what colors to use on the website you’re creating isn’t as simple as some would think. If deciding on the main color theme alone is already hard enough, what more is choosing the other colors to go with it?

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That’s why in today’s post I’d like to share with you these two good sources of information about color theory, the science behind color combinations.

First one comes from Quora, which has a good thread that explores color theory and more. You can read it here.

The second one is a book by Josef Albers and it’s titled Interaction of Color (Revised Ed.). It starts with the basic understanding of color theory and you can apply his theories to pretty much any medium, from paint to video displays. Also, you might want to check out this nice video clip on Albers.

The Full Spectrum – Josef Albers and Color Theory from Dwell on Vimeo.

And when you’re not reading up on or listening about color theory, you might also be interested in using some of these useful web design tools for choosing color schemes and such: