Color in Design

February 9, 2010 at 12:47 am 1 comment

The following color scheme examples are based on the color wheel shown in the graphics e-text.

These Web sites use complimentary color schemes.

These Web sites use split complementary color schemes, shown by the pairings of green and purple and of red and teal.

These triad color schemes use shades of red, blue and yellow.

These monochromatic color schemes use only shades of one color.

These analogous color schemes use colors that lie next to each other on the color wheel.

This Web site examples a psychological implication of color in design. Green is associated with the earth and peace, so its use on is appropriate.

Red and pink are associated with love and romance.’s design uses the colors in its Valentine’s Day Web site.

Blue is associated with water and tranquility. The color works well in a calm, simple design for


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  • 1. Jenn  |  February 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Great examples, only one problem. You didn’t follow the directions. They ask that you find examples from newspapers and magazines…didn’t say anything about web sites.


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