Color & Design


Color Theory Refresher

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


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...


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.


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?

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More Magical, Turbulent History of The Color Green

Jude Stewart’s Beyond the Color Chart Bootcamp will teach you to wield color—including the color green, as detailed below—more intelligently in your graphic design practice. Register for this online course here. Welcome to part 2 in my mini-series on the new book GREEN: The History of a Color by French art historian Michel Pastoureau....