10+ Best Articles on Colors
The most useful articles on colors from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Colors Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on colors by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- How colours affect the way you think
- How to pick the least wrong colors
- How Colors Change the Perception of Interior Spaces
- Designing accessible color systems
- How we designed an accessible color palette from scratch
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How to pick the least wrong colors
An algorithm for creating color palettes for data visualization
How to pick more beautiful colors
Choosing good colors for your charts is hard. This article tries to make it easier.
«There’s no need to rely on hues from all around the color wheel like ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ for your visualizations. It will look more professional – and therefore more trustworthy – when it only uses a few hues and their neighbors.»
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OK, OKLCH: a color picker made to help think perceptively—Martian Chronicles, Evil Martians’ team blog
We designed the UI of the OKLCH Color Picker & Converter with education in mind as the driving design principle. Beyond being a handy tool, we aim to speed up familiarity and adoption of OKLCH and…
Poline — esoteric color palette generator
How Colors Change the Perception of Interior Spaces
Some possibilities to change environments with colors or contrasts, confusing proportions.
How we designed an accessible color palette from scratch
We knew that, although meticulously crafted, our current 7-color design system (in other words, our secondary branding colors) was very…
Designing accessible color systems
How we designed a color system with hand-picked, vibrant colors that also met standards for accessibility and contrast.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on colors.
The colors of game design
What if game design could be summed up into four “primary colors” and their mixtures? This simple tool might help you organize your ideas.
How colours affect the way you think
Our world is awash with a rainbow of colours, but certain shades can have a surprising impact on our ability to concentrate, our mood and even our taste.
«And if you want a child to concentrate, you might consider painting a classroom in a vivid palette and so bolster their reading scores.»
Getting WCAG color contrast right
Actionable tips on how to nail WCAG 2.1 color compliance.
We are sharing our approach to color & the tools we used to generate our colors. Find our new color tool here at ColorBox.io
A Guide To Modern CSS Colors With RGB, HSL, HWL, LAB and LCH — Smashing Magazine
In this article, we’ll take a look at the best ways to handle colors in CSS today, some tips for using them in a design system, and what we can expect from our colors in the not-too-distant future.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Colors, including:
Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design. By @fabriciot and @caioab.
Smashing Magazine 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈
An online magazine for designers and web developers. Questions? We've got your back: @SmashingSupport, @SmashingConf. Curated by Iris, Vitaly and the team.
Stripe is a global technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Help: @stripesupport. Read: @stripepress. Status: @stripestatus.
The best #architecture in the world – for architects, by architects. More: @ArchDaily_ES, @ArchDailyBR, @ArchDailyMX
BBC News (World)
News, features and analysis from the World's newsroom. Breaking news, follow @BBCBreaking. UK news, @BBCNews. Latest sports news @BBCSport
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