Color & Design

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Color Theory Refresher

An excerpt from the HOW Design University course "Color Theory in Graphic Design." Read a quick refresher on color theory.

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Chromatic Abstraction: Color as Data, Part 1

As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...

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All That’s Green is Glorious

This post explores the many contradictory meanings of the color green, from poison to nature, from luck to its opposite.

beige

The Unlikely Beauty That Is Beige

Jude Stewart offers a reassessment of the color beige. Is it still the modernist color of evil, or does it convey something else?