The 10 Commandments of Color Theory [infographic]

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Just came across this neat infographic from DesignMatic that holistically sums up 10 cardinal rules of color scheming to help you save time when choosing colors. A lot of people find themselves at a dead end in their attempts of defining color schemes and combinations. The infographic below, hence, dishes out for you the 10 essential points that serve as a bedrock to the colossal color-verse! It talks about the psychological impact different colors inflict upon us and lays down the several technical elements of the color wheel. It provides to you an understanding of the different features of a color spectrum like the different hues, tints, shades and tones.

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Catalin Zorzini
Catalin is the founder of Mostash - a social marketing boutique - and he's always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.
  • DesignHelp

    Color theory is best had with paint brush in hand. All creative software tried to immulate this process. If you really want to know color theory, learn to paint with CMYK. That’s right, four tubes of paint. The absence is the key to true understanding. Technology is a crutch and art is a gift. Creative exploration allows one to know the right and wrongs. If you want to be great, know the rules, so you know what rules you’re breaking.

  • DesignHelp

    By the way, your UX is terrible. We know you want to make money from your ads. But use some proper design etiquette with your ad placements when talking specifically about good/great design. Bad ad placements tell users that you ultimately don’t care that much about design. It is a sub-conscience reaction from users. As someone who does this day in and day out it really is counterproductive

  • Indeed, i really love this one :)

  • Never thought of we can use colors like this much really awesome