7 Killer Color Tutorials for Web Designers

How do you pick the color palette for your themes? There are rules and tactics you can follow to make more educated decisions on your color choices that will lead to better, more harmonious designs.

Here are 7 tutorials that will help you pick better color schemes, learn color symbolism, and better understand color psychology.

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1. Four Quick Tips for Improving Color Harmony

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This is a fast read and a great resource for anyone who wants to pick colors that just work well together. There are plenty of tools for picking out color schemes, but it can be a more creative and fruitful process to simply follow a few guidelines and let a scheme come to you instead.

2. Understand Color Theory with These 7 Facts

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Another short post that will get you better acquainted with color theory and using it in your designs.

3. Color Symbolism and Culture

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This guide will help you pick a color that matches the message of the project you’re working on. It’s not in-depth, but will provide you with an overview of color symbolism and color meaning.

4. The Psychology of Color

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This one isn’t a tutorial it’s actually an infographic, but it’s a great overview of how different colors affect our moods and perception.

If you’re looking for a deeper exploration into the meaning of color so you can more precisely choose colors that communicate the right feelings, check out Color Messages & Meanings.

5. How to Choose a Colour Theme

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This post is really actionable and useful. It isn’t a step-by-step tutorial, but more of a checklist of things to check when selecting the right colors or finding inspiration for your next project.

6.  The Importance of Color in Brand Strategy

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An interesting read on how color affects the perception of your brand and how to take advantage of it.

7. The 30 Best Tools for Choosing a Colour Scheme

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One you have an idea of the colors you’re going to use, you’ll want to get them just right. Is that orange too bright? Is that blue too saturated?

This huge list of tools will help you pick exactly the colors you’re imagining for your project (or discover new ones).

Do you have any other tools for picking color schemes or tutorials on color theory to add?

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5 Comments
  1. Great collection, this is definitely a good place to start learning webdesign. THANKS A LOT……. its really helpful… THANK YOU 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing such an useful list for developers like me. This will be really helpful for novice IT students and code developers. Keep on sharing and post like this.

  3. This is a good collection of resources! Its definitely important to train the eye to know what colours go together in harmony. I’d say its something that comes with more exposure to colour combinations, you can also use online colour themes to get an idea of what colours look good together and create a certain mood you’re going after!

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