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Author Topic: Color Theory  (Read 6851 times)

Ralf Maximus

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Color Theory
« on: November 25, 2007, 09:15:53 PM »
Found a fascinating color theory tutorial, including links to additional resources and a bibliography:

http://www.worqx.com/color/

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This is general stuff, easy to read and organized so that it's amenable to topic hopping.  It's applicable to paper documents, application & web design, or simply making sure your chosen Windows color palette won't give you a siezure.

Simply reading the section about Perceptual Opposites led me to an "aha!" moment, when I finally understood why some colors just look nasty together, like they want to vibrate each other off the screen.  I'd subconciously recognized the phenomenon, but now I know why that happens.

Unfortunately none of this will not stop Mrs. Maximus from painting the kitchen green.

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Re: Color Theory
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 09:19:18 PM »
nice find.. i'm one of those color-idiots.  i have no idea what colors go together and can't seem to comprehend it when i try to learn.

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Re: Color Theory
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 09:39:47 PM »
Thanks Ralf, looks good  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Color Theory
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 02:51:40 PM »
Between years of my husband's team jerseys and crazy color sweatpants and my daughter's fashion rebellion (deliberately wearing colors & styles that clash) I lost my sense of what looks good together.  :(

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Re: Color Theory
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007, 08:19:41 AM »
It's a fact - women perceive colour better than men! (Not including Mrs. Maximus!) ;)

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Re: Color Theory
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 10:07:19 PM »
It's a fact - women perceive colour better than men! (Not including Mrs. Maximus!) ;)

I'd say women just worry about color more than men. Men are more practical about what they care about. Like a woman in a red dress. Or out of a red dress. ;D


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Re: Color Theory
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2007, 12:06:46 AM »
You proved my point!  ;D