Nice color combinations that also look good in greyscale
June 8, 2006 10:15 PM Subscribe
How do I pick colors which look good together in
colour, and at the same time can be readily distinguished from each other when converted to greyscale?
posted by Ritchie to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been asked to create a 'digital dashboard'-type MIS for the company I work for - basically a web page to be displayed on the intranet. The dashboard features clusters of graphs and other information graphics.
In choosing colors for the different data series on each graph, I first concentrated on colors that worked harmoniously together.
Upon management review, I was asked to pick data series colors that would also be easy to tell apart when the web page was printed on a non-color printer.
So far I've just been making trial-and-error stabs at color combinations, but the deadline is looming and I can't seem to find the right balance between 'looks good in color' and 'easy to tell apart in greyscale'.
Is there a solution?