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Color Schemes

Now that you’ve learned some basic color theory, let’s explore how you can select and apply color to your designs.

As a designer, it’s vital to understand how properly harmonizing colors will enable you to create elegant and usable designs. The color wheel comes in handy when deciding which colors might fit with one another, and using it can allow you to create a variety of color schemes.

Color schemes (or color palettes) are the result of pairing two or more colors together. The colors you select can make or break your design, however, knowing your options will put you in a better place to determine what is best for moving forward.

When deciding which colors to use in your design, there are four different color schemes to consider:

  • Monochromatic
  • Complementary
  • Analogous
  • Triadic

Each of these can work to your advantage depending on how you want your designs to display. Let’s explore each type of color scheme and apply it to our site to see how they differ.

Instructions

Move onto the next exercise to begin adding some color schemes to the web page!

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