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Digital painting and intuitive color blending in the HSL space

I've been fooling around with Procreate a little bit recently, and it's great! But I find "blending" between two colors with the HSL-space color picker pretty difficult. Is there a smarter way of doing this that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on May 13, 2015 - 3 answers

What's the thinking behind this color palette?

Why these 10 colors? [more inside]
posted by Leontine on Jan 7, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me understand color theory from a mechanistic perspective

How can we (as precisely as possible) characterize what colors go well together? What underlying physical/biological or mathematical explanations underpin the recommendations of artistic color theory? I am particularly interested in the culturally invariant component of these models, if any such components can be extracted. [more inside]
posted by Jpfed on Jul 19, 2013 - 6 answers

What looks good with #AFC398?

Programmers: know any good algorithms for picking colors, modifying colors or choosing colors that go well together? This is specifically for code. I'm NOT looking for apps that let you choose colors. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Given a random background color, how can you determine a different color that would be pleasant to read on top of that background?

I want to take a random color, and from it, generate a few other colors that are guaranteed to be legible if the first color is used as a background. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 28, 2010 - 9 answers

So how do I choose which blue for the header? Should it even be blue? What goes with blue?

Give me a crash course in colour! I need to start making some flat template designs for a website but don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Oct 28, 2009 - 12 answers

What Are The Best Interior Design Reference Works For Color?

What Are The Best Resources To Study Color From An Interior Design-Specific Perspective? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Feb 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Why aren't there more pink cars?

Why don't car manufacturers make pink cars? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 24, 2008 - 44 answers

Color Theory and Beyond

Color Theory and Beyond: Recommend me a good book or references on color theory, including optical effects and concerns beyond just basics like complimentary, analagous, etc? (Expanding on this thread.) [more inside]
posted by Shane on Nov 8, 2006 - 14 answers

Color Palettes

I am familiar with many of the sites on the web which generate a color palette from any given base color, but I don't understand how they determine which colors "go" with each other. What's the theory behind this? Is there any easy way to generate this kind of palette in Photoshop, Freehand, Fireworks, etc.?
posted by signal on Sep 2, 2004 - 8 answers

Consumer response to color cues

Can anyone point me to information about color in the marketplace? I.e. (e.g. ?), which colors produce which responses in consumers? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Mar 23, 2004 - 10 answers

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